Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Stars and beautiful views!

On Saturday, I went to the National Museum of the American Indian. I wasn't as interested as I thought I would be in some of the exhibits, but the exhibits about the creation of the universe and where they are now were awesome! 

This picture shows a Saguaro from Tucson and talks about American Indians there! I liked seeing something about home :)

This was the creation exhibit. Stars covered the ceiling and you could go into little cave-like areas to read about how American Indians view the solar system, the earth, and more. Also, they had video screens playing creation stories about constellations and how the stars were named. This was probably my favorite part.

This teepee was huge! The picture doesn't really do it justice, but I was amazed that they actually take this down and travel with it. It was way bigger than a regular tent that you would camp with. 

This is the outside of the museum and the whole design of the building is flowy like this. I'm not sure how to describe it, but this website describes the architecture. Basically, most of the exhibits had curved walls and flowed from one area to the next, without harsh lighting and the quiet feel that you get in most museums. 

On Sunday morning, I ran a Veterans' Day 10k! It was a really hard race, but the views were amazing and I was happy to finally run a race in DC. 

I did better than I thought I would in the race, woo hoo! But I pulled a muscle and now have to take a few days off of running- bummer. At least I have this awesome run and these beautiful views to tide me over! 

How did you show your support for Veterans Day?
Do you know of any American Indian tribes where you live?


  1. Sorry to hear that you pulled a muscle but good for you running a 5K in DC (I am sure your runner daddy is proud of you!). I had to work Monday but I did remember to thank members our congregation who had served. And I don't know of any American Indian tribes that live near us - guess I need to do a little research in that area. Enjoy your vacation in a week!

  2. Yes, I'm very proud! But, she actually ran a 10k in DC. I worked everyday to support our Veterans, so I didn't do anything special.

    Good job, hope I can keep up with you when you get back home.