When you think of Conner Prairie, I am sure you have a pretty fond memory that goes something like this: a fourth grade field trip where you see the pioneer lifestyle reenacted by older people who will not break character regardless of what happens. Typically, the boys in the group do all they can to ask strange questions and do weird things to get the older women (I'll tell you who it was, it was that dang Sasquatch) to break out of character, while the girls stand in awe and listen intently to the fantasy-world of pioneer living.
Well, this was definitely not the case the other weekend when Zach, Emily, Kara, and I ventured to The Prairie. We caught Beatlemania and headed to see The Classical Mystery Tour, a Beatles cover band, take the stage and entertain us. Many thanks to Kara's aunt who hooked us up with four free tickets to the show, which was part of Marsh's Symphony on the Prairie series.
|Emily and Zach - pre show|
|Paul, John, George and Ringo|
|Should Be Kara's Future Psychedelic Bridal Bouquet|
Another cool thing The Prairie had going on was hot air balloon rides for $20/person. We didn't go, but we watched several crews go up in the massive balloon that was apparently hooked up to a giant wench at the bottom.
|BP Balloon (circa 1851) - Precursor to Goodyear Blimp|
|Fake Smile on Right (not a true indicator of overall experience)|