Saturday, April 21, 2007

Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt - "Steps"

This week TN Chick of the Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt had us looking for steps and my initial thought was to go over to the local City Hall building here in Norwich and take a picture of the very nice steps leading up to its main entrance. Alas, "the best laid plans of mice and men are ofttimes led astray" - especially when your teenage daughter takes your digital camera to the Anime Convention in Boston!

Okay, then, a quick back up to Plan B had me looking through my archives to see what I could find! Luckily I had a picture that was taken last summer when Amanda, Jamie, my friend Paula, and I took the train to New York City for the day and spent a good part of it at the American Museum of Natural History (yep, that would be the place in "A Night at the Museum" with Ben Stiller).

If you've been a regular reader of my blog you can see that Amanda has changed quite a bit since this picture was taken - at least her hair sure has - and you can also see that she's just beyond thrilled to be standing on the steps at the front of the museum with her sister while Teddy Roosevelt forever rides off into the sunset in the background.

Inside the museum were more exhibits than one could possibly see in just one day and it would have been very easy to have spent even more time there than we did but I had to go flunk the audition test for "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" later that afternoon! Perhaps that's a story for another post sometime!

Of all that there was to see at the museum, one of the girls' favorite exhibits was the dinosaurs. Jamie absolutely loved all of the fossils and the picture below is of her favorite T-Rex. If you're ever in New York City and have the time, I would highly recommend a trip to the American Museum of Natural History - especially if you have kids!

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  1. I love that museum! My daughter lives near New York, so we go there once a year.

  2. Anonymous10:51 PM EDT

    I've never been to NYC, but would LOVE to visit! How nice that you live so close that it's just a train ride away...sigh.

    Thanks for visiting!

  3. Someday I'll get there but in the meantime? I get to see pictures thanks to you. I hope you have a awesome weekend.

    as a ps...Yes, mine was in Bode, great eye.


  4. Anonymous11:09 PM EDT

    I love the Museum of Natural History! They do have some nice steps at the front. I like how they've arranged the fossils chronologically. That's a great shot of the T-Rex too. Happy Hunting :)

  5. Wow, I'll have to check it out. We are going to New York end of the month. Thanks for the heads up!

  6. To be honnest, I prefer the dinosaur to the steps ! Looks very interesting.

  7. I guess anime too precedence over steps ha. Nice picture though as well as your narrative. I still have not seen that movie though.

  8. Nyssa and I visited that museum when she was nine. Our last trip we spent two days at the Met Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. I think her favorite exhibit was the dinosaurs as well.

  9. I love those places too! We have a pretty good one in Oslo - without the impressive steps, though... Thanks for visiting!

  10. That's a real nice dinasour there ^-^

  11. Very cool picture for this week's hunt theme. I like museums. And yes, even from the inside *grin*...
    We also enjoyed the movie :)

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  12. I want to go! Looks like fun!

    Dont forget Amys Random THoughts has a blogging scavenger hunt starting May 1st. Details and prizes were just announced..The more who participate the more fun we will have. Dont you want to join?

  13. Anonymous3:28 AM EDT

    funny thing is yenjai and I are both from Malaysia and we r both fascinated with the dinosaur ..mayb it is a culture thingy hahahahah

  14. That museum sounds wonderful! It would definitely be a great place to visit. :)

  15. Anonymous4:20 AM EDT

    Great shots - I love that museum!

    Thanks for stopping by - Happy Weekend!

  16. Anonymous6:54 AM EDT

    I have some of those "beyond thrilled teenagers" in shots of my own!
    This is a great photo for the theme!
    Thanks for coming round to mine.

  17. My boys would love that museum. Your daughter looks less than thrilled to be standing on those steps. I can only imagine what she was thinking at the time :)

  18. I go to NYC all the time and have never visited this museum. I must climb those steps sometime to see the dinosaurs.
    Happy hunting

  19. Great shots - sounds like a great place to visit. Happy weekend.

  20. It sounds like you are good with general knowledge if you tried to get on 'Millionaire'.

  21. Anonymous8:36 AM EDT

    I love the T-Rex photo, I can just imagine him taking steps! Shudders! Have a great weekend!

  22. When living in DC I loved the steps leading up to the Museum of Natural History. Different city, but it brought back nice memories.

  23. When I first started reading I thought that's not Norwich Town Hall, I was thinking Norwich England it has to be said lol

  24. Hi!
    I'm a new photo hunter from Singapore.

    When I go to NYC, I'm gonna visit this museum. I'm sure my son would be very fascinated with the dinosaurs.

  25. Anonymous9:16 AM EDT

    Did you see a Night at the Museum yet? I had no idea those things in the movie were actually in the movie! Cool pics!

  26. Anonymous9:36 AM EDT

    Very cool! I've never been in that area. Maybe one day.

  27. sounds like a wonderful day!

    smiles, bee

  28. Oooo, great shot indeed, I love the dinosaur too ;). Thank you for visiting us and have a great weekend!

    Lisa - Lil Duck Duck

  29. thanks for sharing this, this is the kind of stuff that makes you think of our own existence, those guys would have eaten us like bugs......

  30. Anonymous9:54 AM EDT

    We have a t-rex in our local museum too, but I don't think ours comes to life at night....

  31. Have spent many happy hours in the American Museum of Natural History.

    BTW, can I recommend the following book to my fellow fans of the AMNH? I.e., Douglas J. Preston's "Dinosaurs in the Attic: An Excursion into the American Museum of Natural History". :)

  32. Thanks for the visit and welcome. I just love grand stairs!

  33. Thanks for visiting my blog :) I love the dinosaur picture. I have seen the dinosaur skeleton in Sarawak Museum in Malaysia but we are not allowed to take photos inside the museum :(

  34. I love grand stairs too - happy Saturday!!

  35. I'd like to poke that dinosaur and see if the bones will knock down. Kiddin'. I love the dinosaur picture.

  36. Great shot. I can't wait until my girls are old enough to take them there. I'm in NJ so we're very close to NYC!

    Thanks for visiting!

  37. Love the one of the bones..very nice photos
    Enjoy your day

  38. We're planning to go to New York this year, if plans push through! I'll this in my "must see/do list." Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!

  39. Anonymous11:33 AM EDT

    We want to see that movie now that it is on DVD! Looks like a wonderful place to visit.

  40. I love the museums.

    thanks for the visit.

  41. Yes, I would recommend any museum, especially natural history - fascinating places.

    Thanks for visiting earlier :)

  42. Great photos. Definitely a place I would like to visit if I ever make it to NY!

  43. I have been there! I have photos of that very TR statue AND the dinosaur! LOVE the architecture in NYC and there are a plethora of steps to climb throughout the city. Thanks for stopping by Pollywog Creek, Linda, and have a super weekend!

  44. Mom loves New York, but hasn't had a chance to visit the museum yet, now she really wants to go!

  45. Anonymous1:33 PM EDT

    Sounds like a great place to visit. Good photo!

  46. That's a great memento of your trip to NYC! :-)

  47. It looks like a great place to visit!!! and the picture on the steps is cute.
    happy weekend!

  48. gotta love teenager's expressions when mom has the camera!

  49. I wanna go! Its on my list, so you will to take me.

    I have a date with my nephew to watch that film tomorrow.

  50. What a great day you all had! And to even audition for the show is something very, very few people can brag about! Please tell us soon!

  51. I was just in NYC and went to the Museum of Natural History. That museum is absolutely wonderful, we had a great visit there.

    I used a picture of that statue in a recent post. It's a beautiful statue.

  52. I loved dinosaur exhibits when I was younger. I will have to check out the museum next time I am in NY.

    Thanks for sharing the great 'Steps' photo!

  53. Glad you found this picture in your files. It's a great picture and a nice choice for The Hunt.

    Wish we lived near enough to visit the museum. My kids would love it.

  54. That is a museum I would love to visit! :) So much to see there. Nice choice for the theme. :)

  55. Anonymous8:14 AM EDT

    I have a very good friend that works as a tech (working to get his doctorate)at the Royal Tyrell Museum in Alberta Canada, and through him My dh and I have becomes kids again always asking him what fossils he found that day.. these are great, and the steps are wonderful!

  56. It must be nice to be able to take the train to NYC for the day.

    Thanks for stopping by mine :)

  57. Good photo of Steps and dinosaur. Wish you had gotten on Millioniare! Do post about that experience one day :)

  58. Anonymous4:18 PM EDT

    Fun photo! Has she had a chance to meet Vic Mignogna (Full Metal)? He is a friend of ours :) My hubby has had his name on a few anime credits too (just little parts though).

  59. Great picture - thanks for stopping by.

  60. I missed ya Saturday...but this is a great photo! I've been there and it is a wonderful place. I've not been since I had children, though. When they're a bit older I want to take them.

  61. Pardon my very late visit. I'm sure my son would love to go to that museum someday. He enjoyed the movie, Night at the Museum and I'm sure he would love to get a chance to see Rex (the dinosaur bones) up close. :)


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