My ten minute stint as an Olympic athlete!

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

While I’ve never been to the Olympics, watching on TV every four years is definitely a tradition for me. Though I enjoy the sports, mainly gymnastics, beach volleyball, tennis, and basketball, the opening and closing ceremonies are by far my favorite part. I love watching each country enter; it reminds us how diverse and amazing our world is. I had my own little Olympic procession around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park recently. Thankfully, I wasn’t in the actual Olympics because I got quite lost and definitely thought every new building I stumbled upon was the Olympic Stadium and the actual Olympic Stadium was the aquatic center (which makes zero sense because swimming is an indoor activity…I was quite tired.)

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“I feel like I’m about to be eaten by a carnivorous plant!”

Hintze Hall Natural History Museum

If you can guess by the title, I went to the Natural History Museum! I thought it would be fun to make each new blog post a quote of either something I’ve said or heard here, and this one comes directly from me. You’ll understand why in a hot second. Before I delve into what I saw at the museum, I just wanted to say the architecture was absolutely incredible. The cover photo was taken inside Hintze Hall, which has multiple levels with case after case of artifacts: animals, gems, books, the whole shebang. I seriously think it looks like a church with a giant fossil hanging from the ceiling.

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