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Government drone by day and book lover and geek girl by night!

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Sophie Cousens
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Alyssa Cole
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Alyssa Cole
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Ilona Andrews
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Japanese Culture Day

Japanese Culture Day


Door 2:  Japanese Culture Day


Task 1: Tell us about a cultural festival or event in the area where you live.


I live near Washington, DC so there is always a cultural festival or event where I live. Just recently the Smithsonian Museums did a huge Dia de los Muertos festival day at most of the museums. I was too busy to participate though due to a lot of things and I am still bummed about that. The last big event I participated in was Museum Day on September 21, 2019. I don't think I showed the pictures here, but you have an opportunity to get a free ticket to a museum where you would usually have to pay. I chose George Mason's Gunston Hall.


Gunston Hall is an 18th-century Georgian mansion near the Potomac River in Mason Neck, Virginia, USA. The house was the home of the United States Founding Father George Mason. It was located at the center of a 5,500 acre plantation. I personally loved that the docents that you meet at the museum and then the home down the road are quite up front about Mason owning slaves though he personally did not like that "institution." It is a very good tour that I enjoyed. 

"With one child and another on the way, in 1754 Ann and George Mason committed themselves to moving out of an old, out-of-date house that George had inherited. They planned a spacious new house designed according to the latest fashions in England. Construction began in 1754 and continued for four years."


Gunston Hall. No that's not me standing in front, that is one of the museum's docents. 


The driveway leading away from Gunston Hall. It was a gorgeous day for a drive. 



The foyer of Gunston Hall with wallpaper I really want to decorate with in my home. You can see in some places the original flooring to the home. 


This is a pano picture I took that is a more formal area where the family would entertain.



Task 2: Try a flavor of Kit Kat other than chocolate and report back if you liked it.



Task 3: Try your hand at folding a paper crane. Instructions: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Paper-Crane-1/

[We have been over this, I have zero artistic ability.]


Task 4: If you like Japanese food, treat yourself to a favorite dish.



Book: Read a graphic novel or a book set in a school or academic setting. Read What Kind of Girl by Alyssa B. Sheinmel on 11/12/19. 


Tasks completed: 2