All Things Red, White, and Blue
Guided Hike Celebrating Independence Day
Jul 04, 2014
from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
|Where||Mother Neff State Park|
|Contact Name||Leah Huth|
Leap year is officially any year that has a February 29th in it. Hundreds of years ago in England, the British government didn't officially recognize leap year or February 29th. That particular day had no legal status in British law, so things such as court, contracts, etc, were not legally recognized as binding on that day. In other words, the British 'leapt over' that day as though it didn't officially exist, and thus the name: Leap Year. The Greeks think it is bad luck to get married in a leap year. 1776 was a Leap year and was bad luck for the British.
Have you ever wondered what kind of food they ate in 1776, or the clothes they wore? Do you know which state was the first to renounce the King but the last to ratify the constitution? And how many verses are there to “Yankee Doodle Dandy”? The answers to these questions and many more can be found during the RWB Hike on Friday, July 4th. Meet at the prairie trailhead at 2:00 pm for a guided hike through the cool, shaded canyon to the cave. From the cave, the hike continues to the washpond and back to the prairie trailhead.