Saturday, November 8, 2014
#11. An Antiquarian Bookstore-
We visited Argosy bookstore in New York City. The store didn't have any new books at all, they only had out-of-print books. The store was on several floors and it had an old elevator with an operator and scissor gate. In addition to books, the store also had really old prints of maps and posters. We looked at the maps and prints of Connecticut made in the 1800s.
Monday, May 12, 2014
#31- A cemetery-
Today we visited Riverside Cemetery in Waterbury, Connecticut. It's a big, beautiful cemetery with dogwood trees in bloom. We walked around and we saw several graves, one belongs to a Union solider who died from wounds he got in the Battle of Fort Wagner during the Civil War. He lead an entire company of soldiers who all volunteered when Abraham Lincoln asked for troops, so there were a lot of heroes from Waterbury in the Civil War.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
#32 - A Wildlife Refuge
We went to Chincoteague and Assateague Island. We went on a boat ride and saw the wild ponies that live on Assateague. At the end of every June, they swim the ponies across the channel to Chincoteague and people can buy the foals. If they didn't sell some of the young ponies, there would be too many ponies on the island. This is called "Pony Penning Day." There's a bunch of books about the horses on that island. "Misty of Chinoteague" is one of them. They're really good books, based on true stories and real people who are still alive and living on the island. It was really fun there.
#25 - A Famous Field.
We went to Camden Yards to see the Orioles play against the Nationals. All around the ball park everything was decked out in black and orange and there were signs that said "I hope the Orioles win." and things like that. The Orioles won! I think the Orioles were encouraged by all the signs around. We went with our friends, the Fosters, who live near there. It was really fun!
Thursday, May 16, 2013
#81. A Place Where They Make Cool Stuff-
We went to Carlo's Bake Shop yesterday. This is where they make the television show "Cake Boss." We like that show. It was really fun. We saw marzipan shaped and colored like fruit. We saw the same big cakes that we often see on the show. Even though we didn't get to pick any of the really big cakes, besides that, Mom and Dad said we could have anything we wanted. Avril chose a yummy cupcake with red icing and sprinkles that looked like hearts. I got a mini, strawberry cheese cake with a giant, glazed strawberry on top. It was so good. But it wasn't exactly mini. It was so big, I could only eat half of it and then I ate the rest of it in the van when we were going home. Mom had a cannoli and Dad had a lobster tail. I didn't get to see what the lobster tail looked like. I only saw the end of the lobster tail before it went into Dad's mouth.
#5. A Skatepark-
We to a skate park in New York City yesterday. We had fun there watching them skateboard. We asked a skateboarder how he jumped. He said that he leans back on his skateboard really fast and it makes a force big enough to get the skateboard off the ground. I thought it was really cool.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
#73. An Artist's Inspiration-
Yesterday we went to Central Park and saw the Bethesda Fountain. We watched several artists painting it. When I was talking to one of the artists about my painting skills, she gave me some advice. She said, "Don't think too hard. Just paint what you see."