Saturday, October 22, 2011

Two Books

I just finished reading two books. I loved The Help. It definately made me laugh and made me sad at the same time. I hope the movie is a good representation of the book. I felt as though I was actually sitting in front of Aibileen, Minny and Skeeter in the middle of the south during the 1960's. I would have liked it if the author somehow managed to follow through with the inclusion of the book that the character Skeeter wrote, even as an epilogue.

The second book, A Stolen Life was just heart wrenching. The story about a woman who was kidnapped by a sex offender and his wife when she was 11 years old and help captive for 18 years in his back yard. She had two children, the first when she was only 14 years old. She managed to educate herself and her children while enduring life as a prisoner. I could not believe what this woman went through at such a young age. I felt very guilty because law enforcement failed her in so many ways. I hope that she is able to heal in some way and enjoy her freedom.

I recommend both books to everyone. They are relatively short reads and both worth the time.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Back from vacation

Unfortunately all fun and exciting things must come to an end and my vacation is over. I had such a good time with Russel and his parents.

We did a lot of walking at the State Fair and then went to a lot of museums.

I rode the Ferris Wheel

Big Tex and Russel not smiling

Fried Bubble Gum

Fried Twinkie and a Big Red :-)

Book Depository
I was disappointed that the Book Depository Museum in Dallas wouldn't allow anyone to take pictures. I guess they are still trying to hide something. Ha.
The Dallas World Aquarium was really neat to look at. I got some close up pics of the Three Toed Sloth. He was very cute.

Russel talking to the shark

The cutest Three Toed Sloth ever

Awesome Jellyfish pic

Emmit making new friends

Since they didn't have a stuffed Three Toed Sloth in the gift shop Russel bought me an Otter. I named him Emmit...Emmit Otter. Emmit went with us everywhere after that. I got his picture with new friends and experiencing new places.

Emmit...Emmit Otter.

At least it makes vacation pictures more fun.

We visited the Holocaust Museum, The Dr. Pepper Museum and the Texas Ranger Museum.

Dr. Pepper Museum

Mr. & Mrs. Schultz holding hands. So sweet.

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