While the younger kids had rest time, we took Hannah with us to visit Fort Gaines, a prominent fort during the Civil War era. Fort Gaines is a massive brick fort that stood guard over the entrance to Mobile Bay, Alabama. It is located on the eastern tip of Dauphin Island. The term "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" comes from the union admiral trying to break through to the bay.
Not your everyday outhouse! It was a 10-seater that connected by way of a culvert to the Bay. The tide would come in and out and flush the toilets. This was necessary being that over 400 men would use that latrine daily. (wouldn't want to swim in that Bay!)
This blacksmith made me a leaf Christmas ornament and then made Hannah a horse head key-chain. Hannah was so intrigued by him and we watched him for 45 minutes!
We also played games. One game we found at the house was called "Would you rather". Very silly. Questions like: would you rather have arms that reach to the ground or be 7' tall but your legs only 2' in height.
There were challenges too. Like keeping a spoon in your mouth for 2 rounds...
...or drinking from a bowl like a kitty.
Spread on the bottoms of 2 graham cracker pie shells (or you can use the chocolate graham shells too)
Put in fridge while you make the next layer -
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 c. creamy peanut butter (I prefer chunky actually)
1 c. sugar
1 T butter, soft
1 t. vanilla
Divide and layer on top of the chocolate layers of the 2 pies.
Top with more Cool Whip. Top with broken up Reece's peanut butter cups and drizzle with melted chocolate chips.