while waiting for our tour to start at the u.s. bureau of engraving and printing
we popped in next door to the holocaust museum and checked out daniel’s room.
we got to read daniel’s journal as his life went from joyous to disastrous.
we made another connection later when we read about anne frank for her birthday on 12 june.
later, at the moneyfactory we saw how paper money is made.
and we saw department of treasury workers making the new blue-tinted 100-dollar bill!
millions of them.
so close, but yet so far.
no pics were allowed during this tour,
but it was informative and fun.
should i hear the words
“where do you think money comes from?”
coming out of my own mouth,
i hope they remember that some of it is made not too far from us in washington, dc!
we closed it all with a trip to the butterfly pavilion
— free on tuesdays! —
at the national museum of natural history.
in an room where the heat and humidity reminded me of lovely malaysia…
we saw hundreds of kaleidoscopic-colored butterflies
doing their naturally beautiful, benign, butterfly-thing…
while aya spent the whole time screaming in terror
not to let them touch her and for me not to get too close.
i think i have the only child in the world that is terrified of butterflies.