Monthly Archives: September 2010

First day of school

Here is what we did the day our town started school.

Counting, weighing, adding and purchasing.

Just celebrating the fact that we don’t “do” school.

“We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bellyful of words and do not know a thing.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Insectropolis & Popcorn Park Zoo.

We visited Insectropolis. We all (yep – Smoosh included) touched a scorpion, a trantula, a huge millipede and a hissing cockroach. We ate dried crickets – seriously! We used our Roadside America app to find Popcorn Park Zoo and Animal Rescue. We saw lots of great animals and read all their stories. They were all interesting as most animals come to Popcorn Park because their owners got in over their head, they were abused or neglected or really had nowhere else to go. We were especially excited to find that Doris Duke’s beloved “Princess” the camel was still alive and well there! We have had several run ins with her story from a letterbox and a Ripley’s book!