Pa took Snow White, Rose Red and Middle Daughter to visit replicas of Christopher Columbus’ ships, the Niña and the Pinta.
The night before, Rose Red admitted to Pa that she was a little nervous about going to see the ships. When he asked why, she said, “There might be sailors there!” Not sure why sailors make her nervous!
The girls got to man the rudder when one of the crew was tying it down. That was a big thrill for them.
The small cannon was the only one on the ship. It was used to signal other ships.
They also visited the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and Camp Dubois.
Rose Red noted, “I wouldn’t want to live in a log cabin! It’s just one room!”
They stopped by the Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower.
Rose Red didn’t think much of the tower, as she is afraid of heights. She stayed against the wall by the elevator while Snow White and Pa listened to the tour guide and enjoyed the view.
They had a long day, but a good one. Snow White and Rose Red both commented on the amount of sugar they thought they had taken in on the road trip. Snow White said, “I was overloaded with sugar!” And Rose Red said, “I can’t believe how MUCH sugar I had today!” I think it amounted to two ice cream cones and a fruit punch. But I could be wrong…Pa can always be hit up for a treat…or two…