Monday, August 8, 2016


If "summertime" means watching fireflies at night and sleeping late in the mornings, it has come to an end for the students of our county.  Today is the first day of school for the 2016-17 school year.  Even the Munchkins will begin their school year (in another state) before this week is over!

When the Munchkins were visiting earlier this summer, we had a delightful trip to the Children's Museum in a nearby town.  I've been featuring pictures/displays from that visit, and this post will attempt to finish up that experience.

Have you spotted any toys you remember?

Did you have a dollhouse?

Is Little Women a book you remember reading when you were younger?

The museum brings back memories for most adults who visit, as well as creating opportunities for fun for the younger visitors.

When do public schools begin their school year where you live?

Monday, July 25, 2016

Visiting the rainforest....

A favorite display in the Children's Museum is the Rainforest room.

With very realistic plants and a soundtrack with rainforest sounds, one almost feels transported to an actual rainforest.

There is even a boat provided for traveling down the stream!

There is even a special tree house!

This is where I usually spend extra time....

I always welcome a chance to work on a jigsaw puzzle.:-) I'm so happy there is a chance to do that at the Children's Museum!  



Are you ready to continue that trip through the Children's Museum?

There are rooms set aside for different experiences.  While walking down the hall, we encounter this on the floor....

....leading into this....

Around here, those water drops have been in short supply in recent weeks.  How about where you are?

Still more to come!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

More from the museum....

Continuing on with the displays at the Children's Museum, these exhibits indicate what life was like in Oak Ridge during the early forties.

Eventually the public became aware of the role Oak Ridge played during World War II.

There is more fun for children, and I want to share it with you next.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Wait! There's more....

The previous post was all about the Children's Museum in Oak Ridge.  I actually took LOTS of pictures, and there is material for a week's worth of posts!  In this one, the focus is on how Oak Ridge began.

There is so much information displayed that it is almost difficult to learn all of it!  The next post will feature what it was like to live in Oak Ridge during these days.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Still "tripping...."

We had a recent visit from the Munchkins and the Muncho/Macho family!  Off we went on another trip - this one to Oak Ridge, TN and the fabulous Children's Museum there.  

This is a series of pictures from the museum.  Perhaps I should call it "Installment #1.":-)

So many exhibits of life in Appalachia!  

Moving on to reptiles and amphibians....

Very educational information on the walls in the hall!  Munchkin the Elder has had experience with a couple of "pet" snakes - in the house in an aquarium!  Currently he has Spike, a Horned Dragon Lizard.

If you're interested in bees and honey, this exhibit would appeal to you!

I'm not too keen on bee-keeping myself, but certainly am a fan of these products!

What is your favorite way to enjoy honey?