Saturday was such a beautiful day. 70 degrees and sunny. What more could you ask for? The Tool Man and I decided to take the monkeys out to a local historical sight…
Near the park the Tool Man and Ty stopped to look for a hidden geocache. They searched all around, but unfortunately, they were unable to find it.
First, we watched a video about the site. (I recognized a couple of you LaBatt’s in the video.) After that, we decided to forgo the tram ride and set out on the walking trail. Lucy got a first class seat on Daddy’s back. She loves to ride in that backpack.
The first stop along the trail was a little gravesite from a plantation that used to be on the property.
The major attraction of the park is the HUGE, 75 ft. tall, bird-shaped mound built by the Native Americans some 3,000 years ago. It really is incredible if you think about the tools, or lack there of, that were available for the people to use at this time.
The last time I was at the park nearly 15 years ago, this mound was covered in trees. Recently the mound has been cleared of trees because they were beginning to jeopardize the mound. It looked very different from what I remembered, but all the clearing really made the shape of the mound easier to see.
There’s the mound behind the crew. The “tail” of the bird extends toward the right of the picture, and one “wing” stretches out to the left in this shot.
Here we are on the tippy top. Boy, was the wind howling up there!
“I’m king of the world!”
Out in front of the mound are a series of 6 crescent shaped terraces. They are somewhat difficult to make out now due to years of plowing in the past, but the Tool Man is trying to show Ty where they are. Meanwhile, I don’t know what Lucy is up to in this picture.
It was a fun day, but that turned out to be quite a hike! We ended up cutting a few corners and taking a couple of short cuts in the end. The Tool Man and I are seriously out of shape. Never-the-less, we felt that after a good hike we all “deserved” an ice cream treat from Sonic. Boy, was that goooood!
Wanna know more about Poverty Point? You can follow the link here.