Before school got out my friends and I had a pretty good system...every Wednesday we got together for lunch, either at someone's house or to one of our favorite hot spots (Cafe Rio, Zupas, Kneaders, Rumbi...the list goes on and on). That worked so well that we thought once school was out we would plan a little outing every Wednesday with the kids. That hasn't happened so much...in fact, not at all until today. We took the kids to the Kennecott Copper Mine. I hadn't been there since I was a kid and the only thing I could remember was the giant tire outside the visitor center, and I mean giant. Each tire weighs over 10,000 lbs. and is 12 feet 6 inches tall.
We all had a great time watching the trucks drive through the mine, looking at all of the artifacts they had outside and learning about all of the ways copper is used and mined. Not only was it fun but Britton earned a tour patch for cub scouts by answering two sheets worth of questions about the mine, copper and other minerals. Way to go Britton!