I started out writing only about entertainment, but then I felt guilty because education is important. Education made the cut too.
Really, wouldn't it be wonderful if school education could be considered entertaining? Throughout my school years only a handful of teachers made history come alive. Elementary school was the most fun. We made Indian villages, forts and missions out of Popsicle sticks and glue. In order to do that, we had to learn how the people lived in order to accurately recreate their life in Popsicle sticks. Am I saying I want to do history with Popsicle sticks now? Absolutely not. It was fun while it lasted.
In 9th grade I learned more about the Civil War reading and watching "Gone with the Wind" than I did in class. How sad is that?
I love learning, so it's great to be traveling the country, going to historic sites and museums. In museums I want to read everything and look at all the displays to make up for high school history which left me cold.
|Mission Concepcion, San Antonio, TX|
|Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Bob tying one on, er, I mean, |
trying one one.
|National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK|
|Triptych painting of Grand Canyon in huge conference room |
at National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. You can't
appreciate the scale until you stand in front of it.
|Bob in front of National Museum of the |
Pacific War, Fredericksburg, Texas.
What are your favorite museums, historical sites and entertainment? We haven't spent much time in the midwestern and eastern states, but I have a bucket list going.
Welcome to new followers Mary and Kevin at Heart of Carrot who are semi-retired. They have a Jayco Eagle travel trailer, their kids are grown and gone, but they have a dog. Until last month they also had a precious cat named Neerah (for 16 years) who has now crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Currently they are in Austin, TX. Maybe we'll get a chance to meet!
Have a great weekend. Travel Bug out.