Our Family

Our Family

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Day at the Museums

The 5th of July had Katie and I off on an adventure to as many museums/historic places as we could handle! Realistically, that meant we went to 3 sites. But it was cool!! Our first stop was the visitors center and museum for Little Rock Central High School where 9 Black students integrated in 1957. I loved it and poor Katie had to wait as I took my time at the exhibit. There was so much to see! They had SO many recordings that there wasn't time for me to sit through them all. I took a picture of some quotes I liked.
"The best of American history is made up of people...who experience a moment of revelation that inspires them to fight against injustice." Juan Williams

Her name escapes me at the moment, but she was SO brave! She didn't go to school with the caravan and sat alone at the bus stop with the mob.

"The challenge is yours...to prove your maturity, intelligence, and ability to make decisions by how you react, behave, and conduct yourself in this controversial question. What is your answer to this challenge?"

We weren't allowed inside the school because it's still a functioning high school. It's beautiful! Hard to believe that so many angry people filled this place.

It's me!

It's Katie!
This was Dunbar High School--where the Black students originally attended school. However, it wasn't open in 1957 and was soon converted into a magnet middle school. We snuck inside! Turns out they transported anything of historic value downtown.

We then went to visit the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library. This is an exact replica of Clinton's oval office. I got chills looking at it. I wish they would've let us inside!

We then visited the cabinet room.
"Central Intelligence Agency"

"President of the United States"

"Department of Defense"

"President of the United States"

"White House Chief of Staff"
Shout out to Leo McGary!!!!!

Regardless of the ginormous astronaut suit boot, Armstrong's feet are SO much bigger than mine!

After the museums we headed back to the apartment complex to pick up Lacie for lunch. We've been wanting to try eating at The Purple Cow and it seemed like the perfect opportunity! It was the CUTEST little 50's diner!!! The shakes and food were yummy. I was a little surprised that my sandwich was going to cost $8 but realized it was worth every cent when it arrived! Their sandwiches are HUGE. They stacked multiple sandwiches on top of each other and held it together with tooth picks. It definitely held over as a yummy leftover.
Later that night we 3 girls were a little bored and Katie & Lacie's sweet tooths were awakened. Since they were in the mood for cheesecake I suggested we go to Arkansas' version of the Cheesecake Factory! So at 10pm we jumped in the car singing to songs we may or may not have remembered all the lyrics to. The restaurant was still open and the girls ordered their cheesecake while I enjoyed my banana's foster--enjoyed means I took 2 bites and was full. I've become the QUEEN of leftovers. We had SO much fun eating there. It was one of the best nights ever in Little Rock. Thanks girls for a fantastic day! We'll have to have monthly girl nights in Utah!!!

1 comment:

  1. What!!! They wouldn't let you in the Oval Office. That's just wrong. I want to go in there just to see how I look behind the desk.

    P.S. I am supposedly running for president in 2024 so get ready. I am going to need your vote. Haha!