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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Road Scholar Trip - Day 4

We took our very first Road Scholar Trip titled "Mark Twain and the Mississippi, Lewis and Clark and The Civil War".  The draw was Mark Twain but all of it was wonderful.

Day 4 was devoted to Mark Twain aka Samuel Clemens  We boarded a bus, a different one from the day before, and traveled to Hannibal, MO.  We got to meet Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher, and tour Samuel Clemens' boyhood home.  There was a wonderful museum in town.  Lunch was on board a riverboat with a ride then on the Mississippi River.  After we returned back to the hotel that evening we had a trivia game on the topics we had learned about.  My team won!

Here are some photos from this last full day of our Road Scholar trip.



These two were 8th graders part of several teams that reenact a scene from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.


This was supposed to be the home of the family that was the basis of the Huckleberry Finn character.



Inside the Clemens house.






The Thatcher home.


Our riverboat.



Leaving the dock for a ride on the Mississippi..





Sun was bright but breeze was strong and cool.














One of these islands figured in the Tom Sawyer story.



 Friday after a speaker on Guerrillas in Civil War Missouri we headed home stopping at the Indian Mounds in Illinois.  More on that in another post.  


2 comments:

Fun60 said...

Such a mighty river. Good to see the youngsters as actors to play out these famous roles.Well done for coming first in the quiz. I wonder how much will be remembered a year from now!

Tom said...

Look like a great trip. I like the restored homes. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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