DAY AT THE MUSEUM

My guest blogger is Belinda – one of the two charming girls who went to the Museum of Science and Industry with me.

For our birthdays, my cousin (Chloe) and I were both taken to the Museum of science and Industry, by my grandma.

Right when we got to the museum we could tell it would be very busy, and in fact it was! We had to wait in line for about 15 minutes to get our tickets for the Walt Disney limited time exhibit.

When we got up the escalator the room was so amazing! So many Christmas trees from around the World lined the walls and the floors. And in the middle of the room was one huge, huge tree! Finally we were able to find our way to the exhibit where we were pleasantly surprised. Some of the things we found there were; the original costumes of multiple different Disney movies (like Enchanted and Snow White), and my personal favorite the Donald Duck drawing lessons.

After that, we walked around an saw some other fascinating¬† stuff. Some other highlights of the museum were; the big heart on the wall that showed you how fast your heart was beating, the World’s first walk through projector! The projector was a fog screen which used regular house tap water. It was sweet, Chloe and I spent quite a long time walking through it!!!

There were a lot of other fun things but I could not possibly write them all without writing a book! I truly appreciate my grandmas kindness! It was such a fun time, so fun I almost completely forgot about the pains in my heels that have been bothering me every time I walk! Thanks Grandma, thanks Chicago!!!!!

ANGELS CAMP

Angels Camp is the only incorporated city in Calaveras County, California. Well … it is at least the only incorporated town – it has approximately 4,000 people.

Angels Camp is also in the heart of Gold Country, California.¬† But it’s other claim to fame is that Mark Twain heard the story of the jumping frog at the Angels’ Hotel – thus the classic short story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.”

In fact, they still have a jumping frog contest every year and the winning frogs each year are immortalized on the sidewalks – sort of like the Hollywood handprints (except I’ve never seen the handprints, so who knows).

Interesting town – especially the laundry hanging across the main street.

Fun!

Welcome to Angels Camp

Welcome to Angels Camp

Another winning from

Another winning from

Quirky thing they do so you remember their town.

Quirky thing they do so you remember their town.

Frog on the street

Frog on the street

Mark Twain himself.

Mark Twain himself.

A winning frog.

A winning frog.