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... amazing adventure from being simple corn farmers 25 years ago to being pushed into the limelight when their farm was used as a significant part in the Field of Dreams movie. Never in their wildest dreams did they imagine their life changes due to this.
All in all, this was a really great day to hang out and watch a ball game in a small part of film ...
Dad decided that a trip to the Field of Dreams should be a late inclusion in to the road trip.
It was a 4 hour drive from Chicago. When we arrived the field (just like in the movie) was there. On the field there were a lot of people playing baseball.
What happened next was awesome. The movie scene where the baseball players came out of the corn field was re-enacted. Some of those involved were in the original movie. ...
... Crazy Horse and Mount Rushmore monuments.
We talked a little more about the history of the monuments, as well as the people and historical significance behind them. Since Alex hasn't had US history yet, he doesn't have the context of the US's treatment of the natives under Manifest Destiny.
As we stopped talking about US history, we tuned up XM Radio's Radio Classics. What we got was ironic - first an episode of 'Ft. ...
... sculpted into shapes of animals, birds and other objects by ancient Indian tribes. We watched an interesting short film and went for a short hike through the woods up to a bluff above the river where some of the best preserved examples are located. It also gave us great views over the river and we encountered plenty of wildlife such as various types of squirrel and a garter snake which caused some consternation for Donelle. The wildlife hasn't been in ...
... look around downtown. It's amazing the things you can learn, even after 16 years of living somewhere. We never knew that it was a Holy Week tradition to go to seven "monuments" (Catholic Churches) and recite prayers. In Bogota, because most people have the day off on Good Friday, that is when they do this. We found ourselves in crowds of tens of thousands of people walking from church to church to read certain prayers at each one!
The next day, and ...
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