Hey Awesome Possums! Guess what? That's right! I got a package! From Utah! For me! It's from my friend Violence, you know, the one who went to Ukraine with me. She also sent me that map that's on my bed, but that was when we were still living in Wisconsin. I've used it a lot. For example: if you want to know how to get from Madison Square Park to home in Queens? The map tells you which train to take.
They're pins for my collection! Aren't they great? I like the London one. Violet and I got to go to London this summer. We were supposed to ride all the way from Kiev to Madison in our suitcase, but the security people in London wouldn't let us, so we got to hang out there for a few hours. And then that lucky duck Violence got to go back! Two trips to Europe in one summer!
I love the Lenin pin. Now I can put my hero on my backpack and see him whenever I want to! Now that the apartment is mostly unpacked, Iris and I get to start decorating our room. I'm going to put up a banner with all my pins on it. And these two will be right at the top!
Look at me! I took this picture with the self-timer this Tuesday at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC. Isn't it cool? The museum has lots of Soviet things in it. They even had an exhibit just about the Space Race!
I got to see a real toilet from Mir and also Yuri Gagarin's space suit! I even got to go inside a replica of Skylab and play around. It was the best museum I've ever been to, hands down.
Washington DC is pretty cool. We stayed at the Hyatt, where the lobby smelled like old socks. We got to go to the Air & Space Museum, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the Museum of the American Indian, and the National Postal Museum.
I only got to go to the children's exhibit at the Holocaust Museum. It talked about how kids lived in ghettos. It was really, really sad. Did you know between two and three million Soviet prisoners of war died in concentration camps? The museum was really sad. I found Kharkov on the list of cities from which Jews were taken.
The National Museum of the American Indian is cool because Colette's grandma, Maga, has a pot displayed there! She was a micaceous potter. Colette's tribe is very famous for their pottery. Some of the pieces on sale in the gift shop cost over 10,000 dollars! Wow!
I am back in New York City now. We are almost done unpacking. Iris's puppy is really cute. We are teaching him to use the cats' litter box so that we don't have to keep cleaning up after him.