"Lo, Children Are An Heritage of the LORD: and the Fruit of the Womb is His Reward" - Psalm 127:3

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Quick Emergency Trip to Idaho Falls

 We got home from Fort Collins late Sunday night, but had to get up super early to get to Idaho Falls Monday morning.  Unfortunately my eight year old was having problems with his blood sugar, and has now been diagnosed with diabetes.  He will have to do shots of insulin for the rest of his life (at the moment, it's four shots each day, plus checking his blood sugar with a glucometer which requires pricking his fingers.)  He's taking it pretty well though.

On our way to Idaho, we came across a typical scene in Wyoming ... cowboys moving cattle down the main highway.

After his appointment, he wanted to go to the museum.  They have the King Tut exhibit right now.  It was interesting, but not as cool as some of the other things we've seen.  The titanic display was so much better - it had at least three times as much stuff, and it was original stuff.  This was all just replicas.

 This is an interesting story of the supposed Pharaoh's curse.  If you click on the picture I think it will get big enough to read.



 Eww.  A mummy.  Thankfully it was a replica - ha.

 We thought this looked like quite the bed, but it was labeled as a couch.  The bed they had was tiny - not even as big as a twin, and very short.  I'm not sure my eight year old would have been able to sleep comfortably on it ... maybe just the right size for him, but I can't imagine an adult being comfortable there.



 The favorite room for the eight year old was the kids' discovery room.  It was a lot like the children's museum we were just at - only much smaller and simpler.


 My camera died halfway through the museum  (I hadn't recharged it after taking almost 500 pictures at the aquarium and children's museum) so I had to use my phone, which doesn't do so well in low light.  We weren't allowed to use a flash at all in the museum.  Anyway, this picture is kind of fuzzy, but I thought it was cute/funny.

In case you can't tell, that's a raccoon on his head.  Gives a whole new meaning to coon skin cap - ha.

This was inside the log cabin.

 Here he was with an actual (immitation) coon skin cap and a horse made from a barrel with a mop head for a mane. Fun.

 After we saw the King Tut display, we toured the local history section.  They have a lot of neat things, and several of the displays are set up in buildings or sections of buildings along what is made to look like a street.  Pretty cool.  This was an old school room.

 This was my favorite display - the Millinery/Dressmaking shop.

 Here's another view - where you can see the sewing machine.

 This was another fun display -a typical kitchen.  The sign in front explained that the women of the town of New Sweden started cooking extra food so the school children could have hot lunches instead of cold.

Here is the sign if you want to read it.  It's pretty interesting.

4 comments:

  1. Childhood diabetes sounds rough, but it sounds like you and your son have the very best attitude to handle it in stride.

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    1. Thanks :) We have a little experience. My husband is diabetic too - has been since he was 12.

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