After a morning at the Titanic Museum and then a quick lunch we headed over to the Shepherd of the Hills where we would spend the rest of the day. First on the agenda was the Shepherd of the Hills Homestead Tour.
People kept accusing us of bringing the Texas heat with us and on this day I believed them. It was incredibly hot and would you believe that everything was outside? There wasn’t even much of a breeze.
This man stopped and took the time to show the kids how he makes knives. It was very interesting. Little Jason even got to hold the knife! I probably should have taken a photo, but I guess I can’t hold my breath and click at the same time. 🙂
Then it was time for the tour. We climbed aboard the tram that took us around the property. I highly recommend reading the book BEFORE the tour. We had great intentions of doing just that. We purchased the audio book and were going to listen to it on the way to Branson until my husband ended up with a migraine…so we had only listened to a little bit of the story before we got there. The tour would have been so much more meaningful to the children had they read more of the book in advance.
Being able to tour Old Matt’s Cabin was especially interesting to me with all of the antiques. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the items in the house and which ones were original and how they were acquired.
I enjoyed the tour. If possible, I would leave children 5 and under at home for this tour. Older children should (unlike what we did) read the book ahead of time for the tour to be more meaningful. And if possible, go on a day when the weather is agreeable!