Breaks from school are for sleeping late, free playing, TV watching, and a local enriching field trip. As last minute decisions go - quick Google of local possibilities at 10 am, go at 12:30 pm - this was a pretty good choice for a Friday.
I like discovering the history of a place. Phoenix's is so different from the Northeast where I have visited many sites from the Revolutionary War.
We visited the Pioneer and Military Memorial Park.The Parks lady was a history buff who, as a youngster, used to visit cemeteries with her grandfather in pursuit of history. Local elementary school teach all about Arizona history to 4th graders. Snowden was very intrigued and enjoyed matching the plots with the names on the map.