*Update . . . here is a photo from the twitter page of the National History Bee. Dudeboy is on the far left side of the photo. These kids were the finalists from the championship round.
Monday, March 31, 2014
National History Bee. He was fairly nervous, but he did really well and made it all the way to the championship round. So, we are very proud to say Dudeboy is a Regional Top-10 qualifier for the National History Bee National Finals to be held in Atlanta on June 6-8.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Very extensive yard art just outside Jolietville, In.
Indiana Medical History Museum compares very favorably to two of our favorite museums . . . the Mütter Museum and the Moosnick Medical and Science Museum at Transylvania University. Without a doubt, this was our favorite destination of the whole trip to Indy.
Cold storage unit for awaiting the autopsy room . . .
One of the three laboratories . . .
stereocards of disease, skin rashes and the like for use with a stereoscopic viewer.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
The past few days, Dudeboy and I joined Dr. J for a trip to Indianapolis where she had a conference for those English-Rhet-Comp type people. While she was all business, we played.
Indiana War Memorial . . . this massive memorial houses a museum dedicated to Indiana's involvement in the various wars throughout our nation's history . . . from Tippecanoe to our most recent endeavors in the Middle East.
USS Indianapolis. If you are not familiar with the harrowing story of the Indianapolis, you will want to take a few moments to look into it.
Benjamin Harrison Home . . . the last home of the 23rd president (wedged between the non-consecutive terms of Grover Cleveland). The home is amazing for the sheer amount of original furnishings that make up the collection.
Indianapolis Museum of Art . . . Dudeboy in front of the iconic "LOVE" statue by Robert Indiana. Unfortunately, time didn't allow us to do justice to both the permanent collection and the temporary exhibit The Essential Robert Indiana, so we elected to limit our Robert Indiana to this permanent piece.
A Room installation by Sopheap Pich.
Dudeboy's first in the flesh encounter with Bosch.
Dream of Spring by Bouguereau. After our brutally cold winter, I admit no shame in being totally enamored with this over-the-top celebration of the season.
Indiana State Museum, but none of the pictures I took are worth sharing. I must note they have a nice exhibit on the natural history of Indiana . . . lots of trilobites and such!