While I am in Maine, I have volunteered at the Food Pantry and St Bridget’s Garden. I have picked and sold vegetables. It has been hard work.
Here are photos of it.
This is the food pantry. My grandparents donate vegetables from the garden here. This gets fresh food to people who need it. I have come help a couple times too.
And I have sold some vegetables in a stand. We save the money at the bank
(Bridget note: The church is not named after me and I am not named after the church. My mom’s last name meant Followers of Bridget, so she and Dad named me Bridget. My grandparents bought the church a few years ago. Memere says St Bridget told her to buy it. Neat huh?)
I had the chance to visit the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA. It was great, but I wish it bigger.
They had an exhibit of Eric Carle hidden pictures, another for the artwork of Beverly Cleary books by Louis Darling and a third of the works by Robert McCloskey.
I really like Beverly Cleary and have read Mouse and the Motorcycle and Ramona the Pest. My mom loves Robert McCloskey because my mom is from Maine. His stories were often based in Maine.
Aaron Becker was scheduled to sign books later in the day but I couldn’t stay that long. I did get all three of his books. I like them.
The museum is along the drive between my house and my grandparents so I can go again.
I am on summer vacation right now and wanted to share about some of the places I am visiting. This is the information from visit to “Mackinaw Bricks- An Engineering Toy Store”
Location: Mackinaw City; Mackinaw Crossings 158 Huron Street 49701
Opened Dec. 2014 on the Island and relocated to the Lower Peninsula last year for expansion. Chad Stevens, Lego Master Builder collected Legos for 20 years and wants people to touch and began interactive part of the store.
I spent over two hours building and looking in the morning and returned in the afternoon for another hour. I built a knight and wagon scene out of the over 1,000,000 pieces
available to the visiting “builders”.
There is $5.00 daily fee to see his creations and make your own in a large build area for kids and adults alike. You can leave and reenter on the day the $5.00 fee is paid, so you can come and go as you wish. 4 year olds and younger are free.
The store is managed by Kimberly a master in training.
He has a very large display of Lego creations set up as a town over 250 square feet. hH also has a large working electric train display.