We've had some family friends here for the past few days, and we've enjoyed sharing some local tourist sites with them. Today, we ventured out to George Washington Carver National Monument near Diamond, MO. The forecast showed rain basically all day, but it was our last full day with our friends, and we just needed to go. It was raining when we arrived, but it was a wonderful 68 degrees when we set out to walk on the trails.
|View of the fields from the Carver house. It was a little cloudy, and cool enough for jackets in July!|
|Isn't the trail through the woods beautiful!|
I asked the worker if I could find articles like this at other national parks/monuments, and she said that they should have them at many places. I'll definitely be looking for some when I head over to the Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas! If all parks have articles like this, I'll have a wonderful collection for close reading!
In college, I created a national parks literacy project, and I wrote to every national park in the country. I received pamphlets from almost every one of them, but if I had known about these articles, I would have most definitely asked for those, too!