Tuesday, April 16, 2013

New Bedford Whaling Museum and much more

It was a celebration for Right Whale day and the 1st day of April vacation. The weather was beautiful. I had worked a Midnight shift and wasn't sure this was a good idea but I had a plan to abort the minute I felt overcooked. Surprisingly that never happened.
I am so happy to be at a place where the kids can enjoy things and I forget how new the World is to them. The fishing boats, buildings painted with whales and cobble stone streets were all so interesting to them. I feel like lately I am giving a history lesson about the places we are going. That is a sure sign we are doing the right things isn't it?
I will admit I did not get a deep look at the Museum as i am experiencing these things on a 9 and 6 year old level but I tried to explain the ships, weapons and fishing industry as best as I could.
In addition to the regular museum they had some special things going on for the Right Whale celebration. They had a big blow up whale and from inside all Ava did was run back and forth and yell "I am being digested!"  so at least she got that. :)
Outside they had games to play but they showed the effects of litter in the water, oil damage to dolphins and entanglement.

 While we were up on the observation deck I was explaining the sea wall to the kids and decided to drive them to it to see it in real size. So that took us into a part of New Bedford that I have never been. Before I got worried it turned into a great side adventure.
We got a "Dawg Box" lunch of 3 hot dogs and fries at a hole in the wall called Naughty Dog and ate in the car. This place happened to be right across the street from this:

 I know that I am including a ton of pictures but I want a good clear memory book for the kids and myself. I am so happy where our life is right now and I just hope they feel the same as I do. I frequently hear "this is the best day of my life" so I guess so.
After a quick nap we finished our day at Beebe Woods. Man o Man is Ava logging some miles and we have many more to go this week. Very proud of her for working so hard to reach the highest goal she can.

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Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40
5/20/18 YPD Run to Remember 37.37 12:08