Yes, they were a little wild when they got out of the car after a 3 hour drive.
This is the entry to the museum. That's about 900 paper cranes up there.
I highly agree with this statement:
Only one child on the red pony at a time!
There was also a wing devoted to the agricultural history of the area. Did you know Marilyn Monroe was the Artichoke Queen in 1948?
We also had a walking tour around Old Town Salinas. The kids enjoyed the train area.
Sorry about the bad photo quality here...see that handle on the right? EVERY student got to pull that handle and set off the steam whistle. Can you say "LOUD?"
We visited the first mayor's house, built in 1868. Look how small and narrow the women's shoes were! My foot and 2 13-year-old girl feet are in there for scale.
This is Steinbeck's childhood home. It is open as a restaurant, run by volunteers. I believe the proceeds go to maintenance on the home and to local charities.