Thursday, February 21, 2008

A Little Field Trip

Today I took Jacob (and Mikey) to a presentation of the Velveteen Rabbit at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. It was a wonderful performance. There were lots of school children there and a group of about fifty homeschoolers.

Jacob and I had so much fun enjoying the play. It is such a wonderful, heart-warming story. And I love to see things live. It is always astounding, even with a very simple production, to see how the actors do what they do.

After the play we walked to The Strand and had lunch at Fuddrucker's. Then we walked around a bit more and went to La King's for some treats. We were hoping they would be making taffy out front, but they weren't. They have the neatest old machines and it is always a treat to watch them turn and stretch and twist and package the taffy. Hopefully we can go back soon and see that.

It was a really memorable time spent with my favorite seven year old. I am thankful we homeschool. I am thankful we have such wonderful opportunities available to us so close by!

P.S. There is a nifty little video on the Opera House website about its history! I love Galveston history.


Crafty Mom said...

That sounds so great and fun! I love taking the kids to things like that. I am currently looking into a performance of the 12 Dancing Princesses that a local theater group is going to perform in March.

And I love the Opera House. That is where RAFA does there recitals.

Jill said...

What a fun day with your son. Sounds like you have many neat opportunities around you. I'll have to visit someday!