Adventure Pookie: Rochester NY

(Topic: Travel, Pookie adventures (weighted bear))

Hi Friends!

Recently (at the end of October) we went to Rochester NY. We met up with friends, explored, and had some work stuff too… Here are Pookie’s adventures!!

Visiting friends can mean gearing up with a cup of tea, while in your comfy clothes! Actually, I’d been explaining Pookie to our friends, so I was showing them the decorations he came with (the peacock ribbon and the blue and green star buttons on his chest), and thus took off some of the clothes he’d been wearing.

DOWNTOWN ROCHESTER

Somehow, we hadn’t realized that downtown Rochester has a gorgeous waterfall!!!

Me and Hubby. Pookie actually stayed in the car for this walk, which was a very chilly walk, actually. Beautiful day, though!
EASTMAN KODAK HOUSE AND MUSEUM
George Eastman’s garden (of Kodak fame… We toured his home)

Above the stairwell/foyer

Stairs. According to the tour guide – who was great! – the three different types of columns in the stair banister represent 3 types of sailing ropes.

He had an organ that was like a player piano!!!
MUSEUM OF PLAY
The Museum of Play is like a combination of a children’s museum where kids can play, and a toy museum for adults to peruse. I was also impressed at the museum’s approach, helping adults understand the importance of play and its different forms. I highly recommend this museum.

Pookie is being SHINY!

Pookie deciding whether his snowsuit needs to be hung up in the coatroom

Giant kaleidoscope

This was so cool. A totally miniaturized grocery store!!! Kids are encouraged to come in, get a cart, shop for 5 items (including a deli and bakery section!!!), and then to check out (the scanner scans and beeps, the conveyor belt moves…), and then to become a stock clerk and put everything back!
Pookie preferred management.

Pookie also assured me the weather was fine!
Pookie put on a conductor vest but still decided to drive the engine. Silly bear!

There were a lot of virtual interaction exhibits too, including an etchasketch that did our portrait

In part of the upstairs, the roof was really neat and changed colors.

The exhibits included classic toys, modern toys, games, and here is the exhibit on RPGs.

There was a giant marble machine – With Pookie at the helm!

Pookie running the marble machine. The marble was the size of my head!

There was a mini house with mini furniture – just his size!

So cool, right??

This is where Pookie got the idea for his Halloween costume.

There was a craft station – Pookie wanted a magic want that was blue like him.

Whosoever sits by this sword and holds it is the rightful bear of all cuteness!

King Pookie

Still royalty.

Riding a storybook goose!

We found a bear family!!!! Pookie insisted on a snapshot with his distant cousins.
BUTTERFLY ROOM WITHIN MUSEUM OF PLAY

quail

STEEL DINER IN FOYER OF MUSEUM OF PLAY
Pookie seeing if his magic wand will make the food appear….

… Voil√°!

HIGHLAND PARK, LAMBERTON CONSERVATORY
Someone – possibly from the classes by the Eastman House Museum – practicing one of the historical methods of photography

They have quail and turtles, too, but they were redoing a section of the conservatory that day and the quail were penned up

Yours,

Sarah

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