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Sunday, June 9, 2013

June 9. Day 160. Good in the sack

You can't really blame children brought up in a digital world for being so caught up in Virtual reality that they sometimes seem to have no idea how to enjoy reality. Tell them that TV when you were growing up was black and white and there was no such thing as a remote control and there is a look of horror. There is, of course, equal measures of fascination. Truth is, given half the chance, they do love to see, touch, feel and experience life as it was. And they love getting out and amongst it.
History Alive! at the Fort Lytton National Park this weekend was an eye opener for people of all ages as there was the opportunity to go back in time - to Medieval Times, or World War I or World War II, to the American Civil War or convict Australia.
The ground may have been soggy due to an overnight deluge but that did nothing to dent anyone's enthusiasm for the day.
For the (little) kids the games organised by the Colonial Australia group were a huge hit. Spinning tops, marbles and horse shoe tossing provided endless fun. But the biggest draw card was the sack races without so much as a battery in sight. Perfect.




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  2. Fabulous photos Susan, I love that little boy with the pot, he is adorable. The sack race pictures are just brilliant, I love the action. It sounds like a really fun day out.

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  3. Brilliant captures, children really do put their all in and try so hard, you can see the competitive instinct to win in their faces and the height of their jumping! A great link up for Country Kids.

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  4. Those sack race photos are just fantastic - the action, the determination, the fun! Brilliant :) Looks like a great day.

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  5. i love those pictures. the concentration on the kids faces! Perfect!

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  6. What a great day. I think kids always enjoy being dragged away from technology. Fab captures.

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  7. i remember sack racing when i was younger - i think i alkways fell over too x

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  8. Lovely photos, I love the one with the little child and the pot!

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  9. Looks like a fabulous day- love the one of the child and the pot!

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