The summer of 2009, I moved to Yakima Washington from Wichita Falls Texas. I had to leave my car packed with my belongings in Texas. So after living in Yakima for a few months, my soon to be grandmother and I took a bus from Washington to Texas so I could drive my car back. We arrived in Texas on a Friday and started back on our exciting journey on a Monday morning. We drove through New Mexico where we ate lunch then headed to Colorado. We arrived at Fort Collins Colorado that Monday night and decided to stay at a hotel. We ate at the restaurant and had a good nights rest. The next morning, we decided to visit the Garden of the Gods before heading up to Yakima Washington. Going up the mountain was fun and adventurous. My grandmother and I were there for a while. We would drive then we would stop the car and get out to look at the scenery and take pictures. The day was great for taking the scenic route.
On the 20th of June in 2009, I moved to Yakima, Washington to be with Rocky. I left Wichita Falls, Texas on a sunny Saturday morning. I was excited yet nervous, wondering if I would recognize Rocky and if it would be an awkward meeting for the first time face to face. Leaving my home of the past year and a half was so hard yet exciting. I love to travel and going on adventures. This would be my latest adventure, going somewhere that I have never been and going somewhere where I don't know a single person. Going to the unknown. My family was with me at the airport to send me off. Leaving my Aunt Tammie was one of the hardest things that I ever had to do. She is one of my favorite people in the world and we have always been close. We hugged and cried and hugged some more. My flight number was called and I wasn't prepared. I didn't even take my motion sickness pill until I went through security where I sat until we boarded the plane. Lucky for me, by the time we disembarked, the pills had taken effect.
The Enchanted Theme Park was built by Roger and his wife, Mavis. Roger realized that there was very little a family could do in Salem, Oregon. He thought of an idea for a theme park, so he bought 20 acres of land for 4,000 and started construction in 1964. They opened the theme park on a Sunday on August 8, 1971.
Hats have been around since the beginning of time. In the past, hats were a mark of rank or social standing. I am glad that it is different today. Did you know that felt is the most common material that is used to make hats? That's because it was the earliest form of fabric that was made by humans. I think one of my future projects will be making a felt hat.
This museum was first opened to the public in 1966 after six log cabins dated from the mid 1800s were selected to be restored and moved to the place where it is today. This project called the Village, was first established when it became clear that log structures from the 1800s was vanishing from the Texan state and with it, its history. The following buildings entered the Village, the Foster cabin, a 1850 plantation home in 1974, the 1870 Marine School joined in 2003 and the Smokehouse in in 2004. The rest of the museum consists of water-powered gristmill, blacksmith shop, herb garden and several more homes. The people who work and volunteer there depict and dress the lifestyle of the people who lived in the mid and late 1800s. The Log Cabin Village Museum is a living history museum.