If you haven’t read about our Flat Susie school project, you can catch up on the activity, here and here. Susie has completed the first leg of her journey and we received word from her as she left Lincoln, Nebraska on her way to Tifton, Georgia. Thank you so much, Aunt Debi and Uncle Blaine, for being such great hosts! Here’s what Susie had to say about Lincoln.
I arrived at Aunt Debi and Uncle Blaine’s home on Tuesday, April 20th. Aunt Debi was so excited and welcomed me with open arms. Matthew seemed a bit confused and not too interested in my visit. Aunt Debi and Matt volunteer in the chapel at Tabitha on Tuesday mornings. They take residents to chapel services and then back to their rooms when services are over. After lunch I helped Aunt Debi and Matthew deliver a twin bed to one of Aunt Debi’s clients. I also got to help Aunt Debi make tacos for supper and bake some cookies! I even played with Lucy the cat. After supper we watched the TV show Lost.
I really got some great pictures. If you want to see any of them full-sized, just right-click your mouse on the picture and select “View Image”. Then, using your browser’s back button will bring you right back here.
Aunt Debi had to work Wednesday – Friday so during the day I stayed home with Matthew. He is home schooled too, just like my third grader! Aunt Debi’s job involves cleaning, cooking and running errands for people who need help. Sometimes they go to doctor appointments or even out to lunch. Uncle Blaine gets to work on a computer all day for his job. He writes computer programs and designs web pages.
On Wednesday we ran an errand for Dan. He got a new job as a landscaper and wasn’t going to have time to do it himself. Yay Dan!! We spent the afternoons and evenings outside. I helped Aunt Debi dig up dandelions and weed around her flowers. We went grocery shopping, visited Mary and watched Judge Judy. Matthew’s grandpa came on Friday and he let me take my picture with him. On Friday I got to play with Dora and Uncle Blaine!
I also learned that Lincoln is home to the Nebraska State Capitol, Husker football, the Quilt Museum, the National Museum of Roller Skating, Morrill Hall (the University of Nebraska’s State Museum), and something called the Cornhusker Kickback!
I’m off to Tifton Georgia, now. I’m excited about what I might learn there. My third grader has explained to me that Mrs. Smith is a great animal lover, which I find very exciting. I also love peaches, which my third grader just discovered, is Georgia’s state fruit.