There is a really cool bookstore called Book Beat nearby. I went there today and can’t wait to return. There are books piled everywhere. It is a book lovers dream.
Mom let me get a bunch of new books. One day my bookshelves will look like this store!
This upcoming week will be “Comique Week” on my blog so all my posts will be about comics. Comique Con will be on Saturday and it is cool event about women in comics. Learn more tomorrow with an interview from the founder!
I spent the day in Washington DC. I started it like all kids do with Absolutely Mindy on Kids Place Live. Well, maybe not all kids are in the studio and joining her on the radio. She is just as silly in person!
Guy Raz was there too. I helped flush Guy down the portal potty. It is smaller than I expected. I had to climb on him to push him in. I almost fell in. I have already been flushed before. I didn’t need to go to Guy’s meeting.
Mindy and Guy looked just like I expected. Kenny Curtis snuck in to say hi. He looked different than I expected. I didn’t get to say hi to Lorenzo Llama or Dirk the fourth and forgotten chipmunk. I also met Tori, Mindy’s producer. She was cool!
Annoying Little Brother also got to be on air and talked about Tim Kubart of course. They even tried calling Tim but got his voicemail. Phew!
After our radio time, we went exploring. I saw the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Capitol Building and the White House.
For lunch, we went to Kramerbooks. You can get books and food!
(PS, look who is in the bottom corner! Penguin!)
The last place we visited was the Zoo. I saw Pandas – both Giant and Red Tailed. I also saw elephants, seals, piranhas and bison. They also had statues made from trash in the zoo. They are to show people to stop throwing their trash anywhere and especially in the water.
I do have book recommendations for you. If you are going to DC, you could read Miroslav Sasek’s This is Washington DC. It is a bit old but you learn about a lot of the monuments.
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?)
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.