Spring Break : Part 2

3.26.2010

Sharing these a bit late but that's alright. Things have been so busy and I'm in the middle of a book that I love which means that I choose reading over blogging when it comes to any "me time" that I might have. The book is The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale and it has had me laughing huge belly laughs out loud, giggling like a school girl and crying steady and silent tears that I may as well just leave on my cheeks as more tears are sure to follow. I was totally counting on this being a fun, fluff read, and in a way it totally is, but instead of skimming over pages at an extreme pace (which I sometimes do when enjoying those easy reads) I've been savoring and enjoying every little word of this book. I love the style in which this book was written, it reminds me a bit of the children's book Uncle Wiggly's Storybook in how the chapters are titled...if you've read any of the Uncle Wiggly Tales and then read this book you'll get what I am saying. In Uncle Wiggly a chapter will end and a new one will start like "And if the window curtain doesn't roll up so fast that it flies to the top of the ceiling, taking the goldfish with it, you shall next hear about Uncle Wiggly and the Lion." A chapter in The Actor and the Housewife will begin like this "In which two worlds collide, taxis are not readily available, and no one learns a helpful moral." I don't know, perhaps I need to get out more...but I seem to see a connection between the two.

Anyways, on to the photos from spring break. In addition to the Great Lakes Aquarium we checked out the Duluth Art Institute and pictured below were a few of my favorite pieces.

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We also checked out the Duluth Children's Museum and to be honest, we were a bit disappointed with it...I guess we're spoiled with the one that we have near us!

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The Lake Superior Railroad Museum however made up for our slight disappointment with the Children's Museum. So amazing and so many different things to see...

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I think I need an old mail car for my scrapbook room...seriously, look at all that awesome storage!

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This was an old snow plow pictured below. It was huge!

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It was neat too because there were reproductions of store fronts throughout the museum and it was fun for Zoey to see the different things used once upon a time.

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Her favorite storefront though? The Bridal Boutique of course!

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She shared with me that she wanted the wedding dress pictured below.

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Super fun overall...very nice to get away. We will definitely be going back. The best part though was just goofing around together as a family.

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Patchi said...

I think Shannon Hale was reading too much Winnie the Pooh... or maybe it's just me (to my 4 year old).

Great pictures!

Sarah said...

You have me wanting to check out that book! I can't wait! Your vacation pics are so fun! Thanks for all the info - lots of great places!

Patty S said...

i felt like i was on the trip with you! you got a lot of great pictures. :-)

Vicky said...

Wow! You all had a jamb-packed holiday, looks like it was a lot of fun :) TFS

Michelle said...

Wow!! Love your pics!! As many times I have have been to Duluth, I have never been to the train museum. We were up there over my daughter's spring break the middle of March and ended up walking the falls and hitting the state parks and seeing the lighthouse. LOVE the North Shore!!!

Love your work too!! You have some great scrapbook pages!! :)