On of the highlights of the trip for Andrew was going to see Bent Fort in Colorado. It was used as a trading post in the mid 1800's.
The fort had thick adobe walls.
The kids liked walking along the second level of the fort and looking out over the top.
The inhabitants of the fort used to trade for buffalo hides and the next picture is a picture of the press that they used to consolidate the furs before shipping them.
The original fort burned to the ground, but they did a very nice job of reconstructing the fort.
An outdoor oven.
Nathan and I enjoyed following this peacock around. I liked the reflection in the water.
A store inside the fort.
Andrew loved seeing all the guns, but didn't like it so much when they did a demonstration with the cannon shortly after we arrived at the fort.
Alex and Elizabeth liked this quill and ink.
I found it interesting that they used buffalo fur/hide to make weather stripping for all the doors and windows.
Believe it or not, I still haven't finished sharing pictures from our trip! :)