We made sure we took care to follow the warning on this sign.
|"share space with rattlesnakes"|
The Keep was the first fort we came across. It was made with baling wire and juniper sticks. The boys felt like they could make something like this by themselves.
My absolute favorite spot was Fort Build. This was amazing! It was the 11th fort area. The other 10 areas were created by designers, this was a build your own thing area. It had bamboo poles, tree stumps, tree disks, cut railroad ties, hay bales, sticks, tarps, movable benches, ropes, and logs to be used to build whatever you wanted to build. I would seriously love to have this in my backyard. We stayed in this area for about an hour. I think three other families stopped by during that time. I was surprised this area only held their kid's interest for about five minutes before they went on to the next fort area.
Boogs decided to use bamboo, tree logs, and a small tarp for his fort.
W made a tall circular fort with railroad ties then added a bamboo roof. Later he put a tarp over the entire structure. Boogs split a piece of bamboo to make a sword and poked at W through the open spaces in W's fort.
The Nomadic Forts were the last forts we saw. They were built in the middle of a beautiful meadow. The boys climbed in all of them, even in the teeny tiny one.
Here are the descriptions for each fort. Click each group to enlarge.
We had a late lunch at the Center's cafe. This was a spectacular way to spend a Saturday. The boys were hot and ready to leave after lunch, so we did not get a chance to explore the rest of the Wildflower Center. It started raining as we were walking to our car in the parking lot. Perfect timing.
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