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Tuesday, December 02, 2008


The Smithsonian museums are really cool. I didn't realize there were so many and that admission was free. The whole set for this post is here.

This was the original building

The first one we went to was the Natural History Museum

Petrified wood

Critters ready to pounce

I couldn't get a picture of the Hope diamond, but I thought this was more impressive. It must have been about four feet tall

This is copper from Michigan. It seems like it was at least five feet wide.

My sister thinks this one should eat a sandwich

This was the Native American museum. They had no square walls, no corners anywhere.



We also went to the Air and Space museum and the Botanical Gardens but I've been too lame to get my pictures out on Flickr.

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Blogger Ern said...

I'm such a sucker for Natural History Museums. The last time I was in DC though, most of our time was spent at the Air and Space museum! *boys*

Tue Dec 02, 08:50:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

The Natural History and Air and Space Museums are the ones I want to see the most.
Our family loves ANY kind of museum, so we'd have a hard time leaving the Smithsonian area. ;)

Tue Dec 02, 08:53:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Ern, we spent a bit of time there. They were all of fun but I think we spent the most time at the Natural History.

tshsmom, I hope you can some day. It's nice that they're free. The gift shops and cafeterias are really expensive, though. Too bad the rest of DC isn't more affordable. I know you guys would really love the trip and the museums.

Tue Dec 02, 09:14:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Thank you, Squirl! I truly love the Smithsonian museums. When I was an army officer and stationed in the Military District of Washington, D.C., I spent all of my free time at the Smithsonian. There are stories involved in those days that I must sometimes write.

Tue Dec 02, 10:18:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

*thinks that copper looks like those train-smashed pennies he used to, um, find along the tracks*awe3avis

Wed Dec 03, 06:33:00 AM  
Blogger Jenski said...

That piece of copper is gorgeous. I have never been to the Native American Museum - looks great!

Wed Dec 03, 09:13:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nick, you're so welcome! I would love to hear your stories about the Smithsonian.

Mr B, that's funny. Now I can see that, too.

Jenski, isn't that copper too cool? The Native American museum is gorgeous as far as the architecture. But there's something kind of sterile about the exhibits. Ichabod noticed it, too.

Thu Dec 04, 01:09:00 PM  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

That is amazing Squirl.. I have never been to these places but if I ever get that way I am making sure we do.. Its just wow...

Thu Dec 04, 03:08:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Petrified wood. Scared stiffy. Terrified tumescence.

huh huh huh huh huh...

*This Beavis and Butthead moment brought to you by Miller Lite*

Fri Dec 05, 12:03:00 AM  
Blogger ladymadaysia said...

Very cool.

Why couldn't you get a picture of the hope diamond?

And what is the reasoning behind the museum not having any corners? I'm guessing there is a story or honor behind it.


And that bird looks like it needs more than just a sandwich. Maybe a side of beef or two?

Fri Dec 05, 09:40:00 AM  
Blogger eclectic said...

You are KILLIN me. I've been very good, and very patient, and only nudged a coupla times... and still you withhold the Susie/Squirl photos. *heavy sigh*
But you know I'm hooked and I could never walk away, so I guess I'll just die a thousand deaths waiting for my sister pic.s. :)

Fri Dec 05, 05:49:00 PM  
Blogger chia said...

Petrified wood... petrified tigers... wow is that Nichole Ritchie?!?!

Great set sis!

Mon Dec 15, 12:18:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Tweety, thanks, I hope you get to go there with your family some day.

Bucky heh, heh, heh

E, sorry sis. Didn't see Susie until the very last day of the trip.

Chia, I think it is. Thanks, sis!

Tue Dec 16, 07:06:00 AM  

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