They taught us how a lock opens and fills or drains. The captain even had a display that the kids could handle.
Preparing to open the lock. The person doing this job needs good balance.
Did you know that it takes a female horse and a male donkey to make a mule? It does not work the other way around and two mules can not reproduce.
Mules on the tow path.
Tom Sawyer got to blow the horn that calls out the lock keeper at the end of the ride.
On our last day, we attended the International Children's Festival at Wolf Trap National Park. My Mother took me to this Festival every year when I was a child. We saw several performances from all around the world. However, the kids liked the musical instrument and petting zoo exhibits the best.
The musical instrument exhibit was hands-on, so the kids got to try out several different instruments, including trombone, trumpet, violin, saxophone, and percussion instruments.
The kids also enjoyed working on a mosaic.
We had a wonderful trip and the kids got to experience lots of new things.