Thursday, September 27, 2012

Last night I was reading a story to the kids about a donut shop, and this morning thought it would be fun to visit some and watch the donuts being made.  Only bad thing about that is to get to the Krispy Kreme took over an hour!   We visited three shops.  There was one more, but we were sugared out by then.  We rated them on taste and found out how many donuts each shop made daily.  Krispy Kreme was 7,200 or 600 dozen that they shared with their two other locations.  Dunkin Donuts was about 2,400, and Duke City Donuts was about 2,000. We all thought DCD was the best!  Although, at KK their question of the day was:  What are the four houses at Hogwarts?  Dallas enjoyed answering that.

Then we stopped at a clock shop and talked to them about the lost art of clock repair.  Very few people know this trade anymore, and it was also something we've come across in the book Caddie Woodlawn.  I talked to the kids a lot about the importance learning a trade before they go off to college.  Oh, and Leia was terrified at the cuckoo clocks.  They surprised her when they popped out and when they went back in.  For a mere 500-1000 dollars we could get a pretty neat clock!

1 comment:

Christy said...

What fun field trip. I have done the donut tours before and they are fun. We have a place up here in Apple hill that makes the donuts fresh to order. They are the BEST. Yum. They have spoiled me to all other donuts!

I love that you were able to find a clock maker/repair place. What a wonderful thing to show/teach your kids. Very cool