Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Travel Doll Janet's Journeys To Date with Video

Photograph courtesy of Julia B.

Janet left Texas in late March and has thus far visited three separate Maryland (MD) cities with one more MD city to visit before heading to the southwest.  The three MD hosts have afforded Janet with fascinating experiences and have shared copious photos, a selection from which I am allow to share.

Her first Maryland stop was with Julia B. who gave her a grand time.  Janet visited many historical sites and took many delightful photos.  Highlights of her first day with Julia B include going to work with her, a visit to the library, and a downtown visit to Bill's Music store, which Julia has fond memories of visiting with her dad.  I enjoyed the following photo where Janet prepared for bed the first evening at Julia B.'s home.

Janet is preparing for bed after her first day with Julia B.  She's such a good girl who has neatly hung her dress in the closet.

Other highlights of Janet's visit with Julia B. include salsa dancing...
Work it, Janet; work it!

...a return trip to the library to read about historical people from Maryland...
Molly Bannaky was Benjamin Banneker's mother (he later changed the spelling of his surname).
...a later visit to the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park, and...


Can you find Janet on the replica of Benjamin Banneker's rope bed?

...attendance at the Maryland Society of Doll Collections Luncheon where Janet met a host of other doll collectors.

Janet got all "dolled" up to attend the Maryland Society of Doll Collector's Luncheon, which was held on April 23, 2016.
Janet had so much fun and she learned so much about Maryland while with Julia B.   Little did she know that she was in for more fun and learning with her next hosts.

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Because MD is so close to the nation's capital, while with her next host, Alisa W., Janet had an opportunity to visit several iconic national landmarks.  She and Alisa took the Metro/subway to Washington D.C. for a fun, yet educational sightseeing trip.  It was raining during the trip, so Janet wore her rain gear.

While sightseeing in D.C., Janet visited/saw:  The National Museum of African American History and Culture (which is not scheduled to open until September 2016), the Washington Monument, the Department of Agriculture, the National World War II Memorial, and the Tidal Basin Reservoir off the Potomac River where from a distance she could see the Jefferson Memorial.  Photos of some of these historical sites follow:

Janet is at the Metro subway station -- don't fall Janet!

She made it safely to D.C. where the Washington Monument can be seen in the background.

The red arrow points to the National African American Museum of History and Culture, which will have its grand opening in September 2016.

Janet takes a break at the National World War II Memorial.

Janet is at the Tidal Basin Reservoir in D.C. where you can see the Jefferson Memorial from a distance.
One of the highlights of Janet's Washington D. C. sightseeing with Alisa W. was her visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial located in downtown D.C.  See the next three photos:
Janet is dwarfed by the sculpture of Martin Luther King, Jr. at his national memorial.


Etched into the base of the stone of the Dr. King memorial statue are these words:  Out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.

Janet took photos inside the souvenir room of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial where souvenirs were purchased of her visit.


Janet and several other dolls enjoyed a pizza party before Alisa sent Janet to her next host.

Before traveling to her next Maryland host, Alisa threw a fabulous pizza party for Janet and some of the friends she met while visiting.  Based on the following video, they had a blast!!!  (In the video Janet wears a light blue floral print top and white lace socks.)  Click the play arrow to view.



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Janet's current Maryland host is Cheryl B., where she will remain until later in June.



After being greeted by some of Cheryl's dolls, Janet took a field trip with second graders where they visited the National Air and Space Museum in downtown Washington, D.C.

Can you find Janet at the Tuskegee Airmen and Bessie Coleman displays at the National Air and Space Museum?

As shown in the above two photos, Janet took photos at the Tuskegee Airmen and Bessie Coleman displays.

Posed in front of mini airplane replicas
She marveled at the aviation and space artifacts she saw at the National Air and Space Museum. Later during the same week, she visited the Kennedy Center with fourth graders for a concert. Unfortunately, Cheryl was not able to take very many photos at the Kennedy Center since photos were not allowed in the concert hall.  She did manage to take the following two photos to document Janet's Kennedy Center trip:

This bust of President John F. Kennedy was at the Kennedy Center in D.C.
Janet remained on the field trip bus after making it back safely to the school from the Kennedy Center to take this photo.
More is in store for Janet while she is under Cheryl's watchful eye.  Additional updates will follow.

Thank you ladies for being such great hosts to our 2016 WLBDA Travel Doll, Polly Pockets Janet. She is one lucky little girl!

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14 comments:

  1. Janet is living her best life! What fun hosts she's had. Thanks for sharing her holiday pictures.

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    1. Hi Maricha,

      I am glad you enjoyed the highlights of Janet's travel experience thus far. She's having loads of fun!

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  2. It looks like Janet is having a wonderful time! I loved the Pajama Jam video too. They were all having fun dancing! Janet will have friends and memories to cherish forever!

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    1. Hi Phyllis,

      Yes, Janet is having a ball. I think the hosts are too!

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  3. Hi Debbie!
    It is so nice to hear (and see) about Janet. She is sure having fun. That was an awesome pizza party by te way!
    Keep having fun!
    Arlette

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    1. Hi Arlette,

      That pizza party was fun to watch. The little ones had some great dance moves. So energetic!

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  4. Love this - Janet looks like she's having great fun!

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    1. Hi jSarie,

      She is having fun and making new friends. She has also received a box full of gifts from her hosts thus far.

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  5. I love this! Janet is really having a great time. She is better traveled than I am. I need her life.

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    1. LOL, Janainah! She is having some pretty cool experiences with lots more in store.

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  6. Janet is more well traveled than me! That video had me jamming' and reminiscing.

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    1. Yes, Muff, in less than a year's time, Janet will travel to 10 different locations in five different states.

      The video inspired this post. I just had to share it!

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  7. Very cute! It great to travel in the summer and spend time with friends! Looks like she is having fun.

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