Friday's big surprise?!?...
some of the kids might not have been too appreciative when we arrived, but once inside, we ALL had fun and learned a few things about plumbing! (Everyone agreed they'd come back again and bring a friend)
It's located in WATERtown, Massachusetts. (how appropriate!)
A few years ago, I learned that there was an American Sanitary Plumbing Museum located almost in our backyard, in Worcester. I was not able to convince my family that it would be a great destination... and the museum closed their doors. (I was SAD!) Mr. Dub knew about my emotional state, and did what he could to find out what had happened to the collection.
This day, to me, represents the deep and abiding love Mr. Dub has for me.
Also, his shared respect for an art that most Americans take for granted, and even look down upon. (shame!)
the evolution of prison toilets was interesting...
for some reason, female urinals
(like this one) never really caught on.
the displays were GREAT,
the artwork was FUN
and there really was something for everyone!
By, the way... admission? FREE.
the wall of international bathroom signs was a favorite spot.
If you live at all close,
I read and loved this book last year, which really helped me to appreciate my visit even more.
Plumbers are HEROES!
They saved American Civilization.
Mr. Dub continues to be the man who knows what makes my heart go thumpety-thump.