Mark and I were asked to put together the booth for the Cinco de Mayo celebration in Old Town. We had displays of some of the artifacts we use at the Battalion and dressed kids up in old fashioned costumes. We handed out fliers for people to come up and take our tour. Also one of the young missionaries taught the little kids to play a few notes on the fiddle and they loved that. It was pretty successful because on Saturday we had about 600 people come through. There were over 200,000 people there that weekend. It was crazy. Last your about 170,000 people came through the Mormon Battalion Historic Site.
|Dressing up like a soldier|
|This clown couple did face painting|
at Cinco de Mayo.She is 93
years old and still going strong.
Way to go to keep young!
|This was a young group of Ballet Folklorico Dancers.|
|These San Diego police officers were kind to let this young man get a photo with them.|
|This is a beautiful Jacaranda Tree. It has lovely purple flowers that bloom this time of year. After the flowers fall then the leaves appear. They are so gorgeous.|
WE TOOK A SHORT TRIP TO THE FIRST CALIFORNIA MISSION. MISSION SAN DIEGO ALCALA. IT WAS IN RUINS AFTER THE SPANISH FATHERS LEFT IT IN THE EARLY 1800'S BUT HAS SINCE BEEN RESTORED. I LOVE THE WHITE BUILDINGS AND THE BELLS.
We have many of the San Diego 4th grade classes come through our site for their California History studies. Mark takes them out on the back lawn and teaches them some military marches, songs, and drills. He really enjoys that.