For the first day of our little "staycation" break, we were gone ALL day. And I only have a few moments to write this post before we head out again (to a movie). We woke up and got the kids ready for school. I actually would have liked to keep Noah home today (he still wasn't feeling great), but he begged to go to school because he had a field trip at the recycling center today.
After the boys got on the bus, Jerry and I ate a quick breakfast and then headed out for the Henry Ford museum in Dearborn. We looked around the museum a little before checking out the Titanic exhibit. There were some fun things to look at!
|This was just begging for a photo|
|This was a cool kitchen from the 1950's|
|TV's have come a long way!|
|This is an old-fashioned baby swing/jumper. Pretty cool!|
|Stuff from MY generation... or maybe slightly later ;)|
|A school desk from the 1950's|
|Remember: Duck and cover.|
|Because "duck and cover" will protect you from a nuclear blast...|
|These were some old car seats. They looked more dangerous than the seat of the car!|
The exhibit had a huge block of ice that we could touch to see how the temperature of the water felt to the people that were exposed to it that day. I had tears in my eyes more than a few times as we walked through. We weren't allowed to take pictures in there, otherwise I would have. They had a replica of the famous staircase (seen in the movie) and it was AMAZING.
At the end, there was a wall listing the "saved" and the "lost" of the Titanic. Elizabeth's name was with the saved. Benjamin Hart (Jerry's man) was lost. Seeing the numbers of people under the "lost" sections was heartbreaking--and it was even sadder that as the class went up, so did the number of survivors. The crew lost the most, then the third class, then the second class, and the first class lost the fewest people.
We looked around the museum a bit more before heading to lunch.
We went to a pizza place called Pizza Papalis in Dearborn. We ordered a deep dish Chicago-style pizza with green peppers and feta cheese. It was AMAZING. And of course I had a beer with it...
Sorry this is so hastily written, but we have to head out to the movie now! Not sure what we're seeing yet.