Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Moosey-Moose Goes to Washington, DC–Day 4

Hi Travel Buddies,

Sorry I have not blogged in a few days. I’ve been stuck in my hotel room with the flu! It is no fun being sick when I’m in the middle of an adventure. But, no worries now, I’m back and ready to finish my tour of Washington, DC.

State Capitol Building

My first stop is the State Capitol building. This is where congress meets and votes on laws for our country. A lot of important people go to work in this building.







State Capitol Building with Washington

Inside the building are statues of famous people. Each state gets to choose who they want to represent them. This is me with the statue of George Washington!








This is me lying on the floor looking up at the ceiling in one of the rooms.













This is what I was looking at, the cupola. That is the center of the building. Super cool!








If you want to learn more about our country’s capitol building, this is the link to the website: http://www.aoc.gov/

My next stop is the Library of Congress.




Library of Congress


If you like books, this is the place for you! I can’t wait to tell Sleepy Bear.









I was in a balcony looking down at the main floor. The lights are at desks where you can sit and study and read books. You have to be very quiet. Sssshhhh…









Inside the library is a special section for kids. This is a poster of old fashioned children’s books. It was hanging on the wall. I wish I could get a poster like this to give to Sleepy Bear.






Here is the link for more information about the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov

Well, I hope you have had as much fun as I have on my adventure to Washington, DC, even if I did get the flu. But, it’s time for me to return home so I can plan my next adventure.

Bye for now,


Monday, November 14, 2011

Moosey-Moose Goes to Washington, DC–Day #3

Today I am visiting monuments and memorials. First is the Washington Monument.


This monument looks like a really huge pencil!

The Washington Monument is the most prominent structure in Washington, D.C. and one of the city's early attractions. It was built in honor of George Washington, who led the country to independence and then became its first President. The Monument is shaped like an Egyptian obelisk, stands 555' 5 1/8" tall, and offers views in excess of thirty miles. It was finished on December 6, 1884.”

Here is the link to learn more about it.


Be sure to look at the link for kids.


Next, I went to the Lincoln Memorial.It’s really huge. I had to walk up A LOT of stairs to get to the base of the memorial. Whew! I’m tired.


In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever." Beneath these words, the 16th President of the United States-the Great Emancipator and preserver of the nation during the Civil War-sits immortalized in marble. As an enduring symbol of freedom, the Lincoln Memorial attracts anyone who seeks inspiration and hope.”

Here is the link to read more:  http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/wash/dc71.htm




There is also a Jefferson Memorial but I didn’t get to visit that one. But here is a picture of what it looks like:

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

I really like this one. It looks like part observatory and part Roman building.

Here is a link if you want to learn more:


World War II Monument #1



This is the National World War II Memorial.








Fifty-six granite columns, split between two half-circles framing the rebuilt Rainbow Pool with its celebratory fountains, symbolize the unprecedented wartime unity among the forty-eight states, seven federal territories, and the District of Columbia. Bronze ropes tie the columns together, while bronze oak and wheat wreathes respectively represent the nation’s industrial and agricultural strengths. Two 43-foot tall pavilions proclaim American victory on the Atlantic and Pacific fronts—on land, at sea, and in the air. Several hidden treasures appear as well, such as the famous “Kilroy was here” graffiti familiar to every veteran of the Second World War.here is a wreath for every state in the United States.”

World War II  Memorial #2


This is a fountain at the World War II Memorial with the Washington Monument and our country’s flag in the background. Super Cool!


Here is the link so you can learn more:




I hope you are having fun traveling with me in our nation’s capital city. Next, I’m going to the Library of Congress and the Capitol Building! Come along for the adventure!

Your Travel Buddy,


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Moosey-Moose Goes to Washington, DC, Day 2

Hi Travel Buddies,

Today we’re going to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.



This is inside the main entrance. It’s a really big room with three floors of exhibits!

I’m standing in front of a super old elephant!






Natural History Museum - #2


First, I went to the dinosaur exhibit.

And I thought I was big!









Whoa! Watch out! This dinosaur could eat me all in one bite! Do you see the dip in the skull? Those were his eye sockets.






Natural History Museum - #4




My, what big teeth you have!







Natural History Museum - #5 - Fossil Lab


Have you ever thought about being a paleontologist when you grow up? If you have, the fossil lab lets you see up close what one of your jobs might be.





Natural History Museum - #6 - Fossil Lab


This man is looking at teeny tiny bones under a huge magnifying glass. The bones are so tiny that he has to use special tweezers to hold the bones. After he knows what kind of bone he is looking at he can add it to other bones that look like it.

I would be very afraid of tipping over the entire tray of bones! What a mess that would be.




Good thing there is a glass wall between me and this hungry giraffe. He could eat me for an appetizer! Lucky for me he was not real.He is part of an exhibit of animals in their natural habitats.





Natural History Museum - #6 - My What Big Horns


Hey! My horns got bigger! Just kidding. But, these are horns from a real moose. I better eat all my fruits and vegetables so my horns will grow big and strong, too.






I hope you had fun going to the Smithsonian National Natural History Museum with me. Ask an adult to help you visit the website for lots more information about things to see and do if you go. Here is the link: http://www.mnh.si.edu/

Come back and visit in a couple of days and I’ll show you some of the famous buildings in Washington, DC.

Your Travel Buddy,


Friday, November 4, 2011

Moosey-Moose Goes to Washington, DC

Hi Travel Buddies,

I finally arrived at my destination. That’s fancy for the place I planned to travel to.

Moosey-Moose Arrives at Penn Station

My first stop was Union Station.

  • On October 27, 1907, Union Station officially opened at 6:50 a.m., when the Baltimore and Ohio Pittsburgh Express pulled into the Station. The Station was ultimately completed in 1908.”

I copied that from the official website for Union Station. “Official” means it is the real website and not one written by someone who maybe doesn’t have all the facts. Here is the link so you can read more: http://www.unionstationdc.com/info/infohistory 

Outside Union Station



This is the outside of Union Station.








Later in the day I went to the Smithsonian National Zoo. But guess what? It started to rain A LOT!! I was getting soaked all the way to my fur. So I didn’t stay very long. All I got was this picture.





Moosey-Moose at the Zoo #2


And this picture of a tiger waiting for his lunch. And this wasn’t even a full grown tiger! I’m glad there was a cement wall between me and the tiger or else he might have had me for lunch!

If you want to learn more about the zoo in Washington, DC, here is the link: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/


Tomorrow I will visit the Natural History Museum. I plan to visit the dinosaurs! I hope you join me.

Your Travel Buddy,