We were up and going early today. We dropped Dad at the airport again and he is traveling home and then on to DC for a few weeks.
We drove to Levis and voted the Levis Forts. It was a unique asymmetrical pentagon shaped fort. We dressed as soldiers and went off to explore the fort.
Soldier faces not angry children faces.
We learned a lot about the fort and the different armaments. Like other forts we have seen this trip there are no safe places. The fort was very well defended.
Busted! B was trying to sneak gun powder out. PRETEND.
Practicing drills. Not quite in sync.
After our exploring we earned another badge and headed out to the Fortifications of Quebec on the other side of the St. Lawrence. We parked the car in a pay lot and attacked the city of foot. Thank goodness for the map app on the phone. We found the fort in good time.
We explored the look out points on the old stone walls. Quebec City, Old Town, is the oldest fortified city in North America north of Mexico City!
Mom said it reminded her of Italy. The roads were tight and packed with shops and people.
Our XPlorer books walked us through the entire site. We learned about the foods, recreation, military and family activities during the 1750s. More costumes and weapons training.
We caught the end of an afternoon rifle training session.
We counted cannons and learned what each type was used for. We had to make a plan to defend the fort and show where we would place what type on cannon.
The city walls were really neat.
We pretended to bake bread in the bakers oven.
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