Saturday, June 29, 2013

Saturday Snapshots - June 29th

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About a month ago I visited the museums in Springfield, MA, located a few towns away from where I grew up.  I hadn't been to back there since my children were little in the 1980s, and although the dinosaurs, and bears in the science museum looked familiar, there was so much new to see, including a brand new building which houses Connecticut Valley history. . -- that was pretty interesting as well as a bit sad to see all the industry that has left the area in the last 30-40 years.  A fun day and trip down memory lane.

Room by Room: An Original Sculpture 

by Patrick Dougherty

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 Even this Bird seemed to love it!

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(Theodor Seuss Geisel - was born in Springfield, MA in 1904)

Don't think I'd like to live in this teepee.

31 comments:

  1. Love these photos! You must go back soon and take lots and lots of photos of the Dr. Seuss garden for all of us!

    Here's my Saturday Snapshot!

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  2. Oh, I enjoy trips down memory lane...and finding new stuff along with the familiar. Thanks for sharing. I love the Dr. Seuss sculpture.

    And thanks for visiting my blog...have a great weekend.

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  3. Great photos Diane and it was lovely to see one with you in it. Looks like a fun place to look around.
    Have a great weekend,
    Denise
    An English Girl Rambles

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  4. Looks like a fun time -- though the quarters are a bit cramped.

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  5. I'm impressed that you climbed into the teepee. Yes, the native Americans were a tougher breed of people than we are today. Here's Mine

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  6. I love these kind of trips...bringing back memories like this just makes me smile. I am eternally grateful that I was born when I was...I am small enough to fit into the teepee but the plumbing facilities would have made me shudder. I mean, seriously, didn't they have a Teepee-Marriott?? Thanks for sharing a great trip!

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  7. Wonderful photos, Diane! The Teepee looks like fun.

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  8. Oh Diane, isn't it wonderful to go down memory lane esp. the lane where your children were small. Thanks for sharing these photos with us. Looks like an interesting museum. And that it displays history of a Valley makes it all the most unique, a natural history museum.

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  9. I do like the look of the Dr Seuss garden!

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  10. Those were cool and HeeHee on the TeePee!

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  11. I love the Dr Seuss Memorial garden! How fun, it's always fun to visit places you havent' been to since childhood. It's amazing how some things can change and some stay the same :) Book Savvy Babe

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  12. Always mixed feelings to go back. Sweet memories and so much change. Nice pics!

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  13. I would like to live in that tepee :)

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  14. Looks like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing your photos and trip down memory lane!

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  15. FAB photos...thanks for sharing.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Saturday Snapshot

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  16. We've been to Springfield many times but usually to trade shows. I didn't know this museum existed. The next time we go over that way, we'll be sure to investigate. Thanks for the tip.

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  17. Looks like fun! I don't live far from the Springfield area ... I should head down to the Dr. Seuss garden!

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  18. What fun! I really like that Dr. Seuss statue! And, no I don't think you could live in the teepee - where would your books fit! :)

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  19. I bet the birds do love that place! I'd love the see the Dr. Seuss garden!

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  20. What a fun day. A Dr. Seuss garden sounds simply wonderful!

    Joy's Book Blog

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  21. What a great time! I love visiting places like that. Haven't been to the museum I went to as a kid, but would love to!

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  22. Thanks for pointing out the link to the garden, Diane. Very nice.

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  23. How fun! I wouldn't want to live in that tiny teepee either but the Dr. Seuss garden must be wonderful!

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  24. I can see where the birds would love that sculpture. There were probably more than a few of them hanging out in there. And a Dr. Seuss garden, how cool. I never knew one existed.

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  25. Great shots! I love Dr. Seuss, too! :) -beth Beth's Book-Nook Blog

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  26. How fun! It's always interesting visiting places we haven't been to in a long while--revisiting all those memories. I am looking forward to doing that with my daughter.

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  27. Looks like a fun place to visit!

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  28. These are the types of places I love to visit. Great that you got that picture of the little bird too. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. That looks like a fun place to visit again and see it fresh after so many years! And no, I don't think I could live in a teepee either!!!

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