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The Amazing world of Dr. Seuss, Springfield, Connecticut

Oh the places you’ll go!
The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss, Springfield, Connecticut is indeed amazing.


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"So, I'm going to pick-up the bike at Worcester." My hubby said that night, while we were having dinner.
"Where is it exactly? Still in New York?" I concentrated on my sashimi plate which was so good. I was thinking of getting more.
"No, it's almost three hours drive from here. It's in Massachusetts."
"What? That far?." I stopped dipping that piece of  salmon and paid more attention to my hubby.
"Yuuup...we'll stay overnight in one of the surrounding cities. Either Hartford in Connecticut or  Springfield in Massachusetts. They have Dr. Seuss museum in Springfield." He checked on the map at his phone. "Bo and Obi will love it", he added.
"I 'd love that, too! So, let's go. Get everybody ready! It will be our early Thanksgiving trip."  
Springfield, here we come!

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It was one cold weekend when we decided to drive to Worcester, stayed overnight in Hartford,CT and visited Dr. Seuss museum in Springfield, MA.

We booked the car and the hotel (thank God I have extra points to use in Starwood Group hotel) and packed our bags and some food for the trip. It would only be one night stay and already we planned so much including some swimming and trips to the museums.
I still have my mom here so it was a great opportunity to take her out and see more of the country as well. 

When I head Springfield, my mind directly goes to the Simpsons place.

You know, the cartoon :).
But this city of Springfield is the one in Massachusetts, which happens to be the hometown of one of the most beloved kids-book authors, Dr. Seuss.

The Amazing world of Dr. Seuss.

That's the name of the place.
Familiar with Dr. Seuss and his books?
I do love him!
And so do my kids.
I have to admit I read those books as an adult.
Well, foreign books are expensive so I kind of getting to know his works a bit late.
But I love his books. I really do.
I have been teaching Obi, my daughter, how to read using One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish from Dr. Seuss.
Bo was enjoying the Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who, Happy Birthday to You, ABCD, Oh the Places you'll Go, and more.
So, when we found out that Dr. Seuss' hometown is not too far, only approximately 3 hours drive from New York City, off we went!


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We stayed the night at Hartford, Connecticut after visiting Yale, New Haven on Saturday and continued driving to Springfield, Massachusetts for about 20 minutes.
The museum opened at 11 AM on Sunday and we went directly here.
The ticket is USD 25 for adults, USD 16 for seniors, and USD 13 for kids.
And we can visit 5 museums with one ticket.
Amazing, right!


say hi to the Lorax :)

As we didn't really have much time, we first visited the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss.
Perfect choices indeed, as the place is very interesting.
It's like pages from the books.
Colorful and entertaining as well, with all those characters and quotes from the books.


Obi literally grew up with this :)

The amazing world of Dr. Seuss is uber awesome! 
My kids, love it so much and so does mama Bo et Obi 😇😇😇
We got soooo excited when we met our fave, the Cat in the Hat :).



We are exploring the colorful world of the Cat in the Hat, the Lorax, Horton the elephant, Thing 1 and 2, Thidwick the big hearted moose, the Grinch who stole Christmas, Yertle the turtle and more  at Dr. Seuss’ hometown Springfield, Connecticut.




On the first floor, we have drawings and excerpts from the books, while the second floor has the exhibition about Dr. Seuss' stories and life.



Then we got out to Dr. Seuss’ National Memorial Sculpture Garden 💜


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Say hi to all these famous characters from Dr. Seuss’ great books! 



Dr. Seuss
Again, here we met the Cat in the Hat, the Lorax, Horton the elephant, Thing 1 and 2, Thidwick the big hearted moose, the Grinch, Yertle the turtle and more!
Those bronze sculptures are incredible.


The Grinch is here :)


Looking at the details, it feels like those characters just spring out of the books.
Well, for us, Dr. Seuss was not only telling us the children stories with his unique imagination, but there are so many important messages about love, life, friendship, respect, harmony, and more on each and every story.
And we are so blessed to have the opportunity to know that :).
  



So, what's your favorite Dr. Seuss' favorite character?
Do you like them as well?



Wonderful Wednesday with Oh My Heartsie Girls

Hello, everyone?
Ready to enjoy Thanksgiving break to those who are living in the US?
I do need a break!
A good break indeed.

The UN Third Committee has been crazily working on so many crosscutting issues on human rights so you can imagine  all the dramas, heated negotiations, back-to-back meeting, votings and more that we have to endure for the last 8 weeks and more!





Good thing it was a wrap a day before Thanksgiving break and although I got tons of reports, but at least I can relax for a while.
Even just for a while :).
Just go out, feel the crispy, cold air, and take tons of pictures!



So, we have made a few pre-thanksgiving trips and happy to share more about it.
Hartford, Connecticut and Springfield, Massachusetts are where we were heading last week.


I don't know what's in store this week but for sure I am inviting you all to our weekly Wonderful Wednesday with Oh my Heartsie Girls :)


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WW: There is No Place Like Springfield

There is No Place Like Springfield indeed!
Here are a few snaps from our recent trip to Springfield, Massachusetts.
We stopped briefly at the Court House Walk and love all these murals. 
There are so many of them but I choose these ones first for the WW edition.


 

Remember which movie it was inspired by?
Of course you do :) 











Springfield happens to be the hometown of Dr. Seuss as well :).
Will share the complete story on the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss soon.

Join us on (almost) Wordless Wednesday and enjoy the linky party :)