Saturday, July 4, 2009

Cataldo Mission

Yesterday Marcus had work off. This is rare, and so I wanted to use it to our advantage...or, my advantage rather. Marcus isn't fond of packing up the kids and going on little trips. It's too much of a hassle. Luckily, he loves me enough to do it anyway, and without one complaint. So, thanks Marcus. Anyway, we took the little-over-an-hour drive to Cataldo, Idaho where stands Idaho's oldest building. We had a perfectly wonderful day.

First things first ... Callie had to run around.

And we needed to have some lunch.

Callie went for the juice box instead of eating through the stroller.

Then we looked around. Callie posed underneath the Old Mission Bell.

Marcus and Callie in front of the mission.

Me and Sammy in front of the Parish home.

As we were leaving, we saw the Mission Cemetary. There were a couple headstones, but the plaque said, though they don't have an official count, they believe close to 300 are buried in this cemetary. Some of the burial sites can be seen by bumps in the ground, etc. In this picture, you can see a row of these "bumps" in the ground -- most likely graves. We were able to walk around the cemetary, and I started to feel very uncomfortable knowing I was probably walking over many of these people. I was surprised it was open to the public like this, especially because this mission had Native Americans living at the site -- so most certainly there are Native Americans buried here. So, because they were Christian we could walk over them? We started to feel a little squirmish and left.

As we left the cemetary, we came across a small mining area. There were some tools that were cemented to the ground to show the types of tools that were used. Marcus took this picture of me "using" what we believe is a jackhammer. After he took it, he said, "Woa! Look at your arms!" So I made Marcus pose so we could get a glimpse his guns....

and he turned into the Incredible Hulk.

When we got home, we looked through our pictures and noticed Samantha's arm! I think this is the most impressive of the bunch. Look at that bicep! It's like someone put a golf ball in her arm. Really! She's 3 years old! Callie's got a lot of work to do.

But for now, we'll just let her sleep.


yellow buttercups said...

What great pictures of you all! Looks like a good day.And you were in Idaho even! Good start, now head Southeast...
we miss you!
Love, Jan

Amanda P said...

Looks like a fun day trip. How does a 3 year old get muscles so big? I don't know why but those muscles pictures had me laughing so hard. We really enjoy having you guys around.

Jenny said...

Amanda, I'm glad you laughed...that's the reaction we were going for.

Rob and Marseille said...

cute pics!! oh, and one of my favorite nurses (from having the baby) looked just like you.

maryirene said...

it looks like you had so much fun. i love the pics of you and marcus. you guys are so great.


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