About 5 minutes from the cabin in Truckee is the Donner Memorial. Since several of us had never been, we decided to head on over.
There were lots of little artifacts to look at and a movie about the Donner party. The kids seemed to like it for the most part.
After the movie we headed outside to look at the memorial and go on a short hike/walk to the place where one of the cabins stood. I think Payton and Lincoln were a little tired or something because it took a little convincing to get them going. Fortunately, they had numbered markers marking the trail. Payton loves counting and we turned looking for the next marker into a game. Even Lincoln joined in on the fun.