My daughter made the art appearing on this card, which my husband sent to all of his pest control customers. Sure beats the standard cards you see in the mailbox! :)
Saturday, December 26, 2009
I would love to see this in person one day! From the card: "The Moeraki Boulders are scattered along the beach at Moeraki, 40km south of Oamaru. The soft mudstone containing the boulders was raised from the seabed around 15 million years ago, and the boulders are being exposed as the cliffs are eroded by the sea." Otago is on the southern part of the South Island. (Thanks to Maria for this latest batch of cards, too!)
We visited this MASSIVE museum the day after we saw the zoo ... and we spent just about ALL DAY there! Highly recommended if you're in the Columbia area ... lots for kids to see and do, too. From the card: "Known as Columbia Mills and later Mount Vernon Mills, the building opened in 1894. It was the first all-electric textile mill in the world and manufactured heavy cotton duck cloth. Since October, 1988, it has been the home of the SC State Museum. On four floors, the museum offers exhibits about the state's art, history, natural history, science and technology."
"The Best Friend of Charleston, the first American-built locomotive to make regular freight and passenger runs, first chugged out of Charleston on Christmas Day, 1830. Its top speed was 30 miles an hour. In 1831, the engine was destroyed when an inexperienced crewman closed a safety valve and the boiler exploded. This reproduction was made from the original blueprints." You can climb into the back train ... the kids HAD to do it, of course! :)
Another pretty art-type card, although the image looks to be a real photograph. The card says that the city was founded in 1905, when 110 acres of land were auctioned off. More than 3,000 bidders stood in the 100+ degree sun waiting for a chance to purchase lots in the new town! Cool (hot?) stuff!
Love this map card! "Measuring 277 miles long with widths ranging from one mile to 18 miles, the Canyon is famous for its 'Grand' size. It was designated a national park in 1919." Hey ... I just remembered ... I saw the Grand Canyon when I flew out to Los Angeles on my way to New Zealand last year! :)