Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday Post

Seems the only time I bother to post is on Sunday's anymore! This time of year is pretty mundane with working all week and not doing much else. There's really nothing to post about unless we decide to venture out of the house like we did today.

The Detroit Historical Museum was offering 1/2 of admission this weekend so Rich and I figured it would be worth $3 to take a drive to downtown Detroit and check it out. I'm sure that sometime during my school days I went there but it was so long ago that I really don't remember anything.

It was kind of interesting to walk around and look at the different displays about the history of Detroit and Michigan. I won't bore you with pictures of boring stuff but there was a couple of things I though were fun:

Excuse the blurry picture but this just cracked me up. Apparently Michigan had a reputation as a disease-ridden swampland in the early 1800's! You can't really read the caption but it says "Don't go to Michigan that land of ills. The word means ague, fever, and chills" Written in 1820.

I loved seeing this because I had both of those Barbie cases! It really brought back memories of how much fun I had playing with those dolls with my friends!

There were lots of old dolls on display, too. Some of them were interesting.

And some of them were a little scary! I wouldn't have this one in my house!

And they probably could have done a little better representing the Girl Scouts!

The lower level of the museum was modeled after old Detroit with cobblestone streets.

All in all I'm glad we went. Next time we may go here;

The Detroit Institute of Arts. Although we'll have to be really bored and looking for something to do because I have no appreciation for art!

On other supervisor at work is retiring in two weeks after working at U of M for 47 years! I will be sad to see her go but I'm happy for her, too.

I'm retiring about 9 years!

Have a good week. I'll be back next Saturday for the Brenda Photo Challenge!


Laura said...

I've been wanting to go to the Detroit Historical Museum for some time. Now I'm anxious to go!

A couple of years ago, we went to the Detroit Public Library main branch to see the Laura Ingalls Wilder collection and decided to go to the DIA. I'm not a huge "art" person, but the Norman Rockwell display was there and it was really great! I guess those are the things to make it worth going if you're not into the other art - looking for what's on special display.

Donna said...

That G.S. doll looks a little goofy, LOL. It's nice to do do some of the tourist things in your own city. Gosh, I don't think I've been to any of our museums for about 5 years or more!

Brenda said...

That looks like a fun visit to the Detroit Historical Museum. I love the virtual tours my friends do on their blogs, it's almost as good as seeing it for real. Have a wonderful week my friend!

Sally said...

How fun for you and Rich! I'm glad you were able to visit the museum, and yes that doll is SCARY. For some reason, it looks familiar though; maybe I saw it in another life. :)

Have a wonderful week. I hope the weather doesn't cause any havoc. Love ya!!

Grandma K said...

The museum looks like a fun outing. I'm sure you enjoyed it.

Amy said...

Hi Jeanette, nice to "meet" you! Thanks for leaving a message in my blog so I could find your blog! Yeah I have to agree that second to last doll was scary looking- wouldn´t want her in my house either and that poor girl scout doll- thought provoking to say the least! Hahahaha.....
I´m trying to think if I´ve been in Detroit and I think if the answer were yes, it would be only in passing...but I don´t remember very well so I couldn´t have been there long enough for it to make an impression on me but I´m looking forward to getting to know about the area through your blog!
Have a great evening! Amy @ Eventyrhus

Donna said...

I guess I need to get to our museum as well... It's been Years!
Hahaaaa... I think I like that doll!!
47 yrs is a Long time! Congrats to her!!

Inger said...

One of my regrets in life....I was born too soon to have a Barbie. I loved the dolls and old town Detroit. You have inspired me to check out our local small town one.

Julie Harward said...

I love the doll cases, I remember my friends having those, I think we were too poor! Love the museum, looks like a great place to spend time. :D

Aimee - said...

Very fun!!! I have to say that Girl Scout picture is cracking me up!!! Your blog is SUPER cool! Thanks LOTS for following the photography class! Work at your own pace and feel free to let me know if you have any questions!!! I'm excited to be your newest follower!!! I'd love it if you would share the 'LoVe!' on your next visit to It's Overflowing!!!

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