Review: The Hiller Aviation Museum

Hey readers,

Today, I’ll be reviewing a place – an aviation museum.

I finally gave in to hubs to go to the museum with our son, who’s 18 months old. It took a couple of hours to get there and when we got there, it was bad to say the least. Once, I paid ($18 per person with my son being free), my hubs became a ghost. I honestly can’t tell you where he went but at the end of the trip, he said that he enjoyed himself. My son and I haven’t…well maybe my son enjoyed it… and that’s a maybe.

So, here’s what I realized while being there. Mother’s with toddlers who can’t talk yet and have to be watched a lot closer than older toddlers shouldn’t pay the entry fee of $18. If you ask me of what I remember of the museum (the exhibits), I’d say only the plane that was outside and the toddler play space. Is that worth $18??? No. Museums that cater to kids are cheaper than this place! And, kids are much more high maintenance.  I’ve spent more time watching the floor, my son’s tail that was linked to his backpack and my son. I thought that at least the toddler section  would be worth it….but…no.

The museum has an “imagination playground” that is a foamed floor with safe to use big BLUE foam blocks. Considering the size of those blocks, the space is too small, especially if there are a lot of kids trying to play with them. All of it was blue and at times was confusing where was which part. I’d say that they need to have each type of block painted with different colors or better yet buy a new set. In that same section, they have an air tube thingy where kids put cloths so the cloths could fly up and out and kids do it again and again and again. It’s amusing and my son loves it, most kid places have one. One minus of this one is that that most cloths for the game were torn up. I mean seriously- they may be kids but they know when they are being duped and if they don’t, the parents do. We don’t pay $18 for an entry for them to play with bad cloths. And yes, kids till 5 years of age are free, but it doesn’t give them a right to treat them badly by not replacing the cloths for the game. Know what I mean?

Here’s what really pissed me off. Since it took a couple of hours to get there and with how hot it’s been, I decided that I would breastfeed my son at the museum. I didn’t want the puree or applesauce to go bad. After an hour and a half of looking after my son with occasionally getting a glimpse at my hubs, I went over to the reception desk where I bought the tickets to ask where I could breastfeed my son. I didn’t want to feed him in the car because of the heat and therefore asked. The lady said – “we don’t have a place for breastfeeding.” a couple of seconds passed. “Maybe the bathroom?”

I stared at her. REALLY? For a place that I paid $36 to get in, to not really see the museum because I had to follow my son around, the lady was recommending a FREAKING BATHROOM!!! I came for my husband, but I didn’t expect to be treated LIKE THAT.

After the lady recommended the bathroom, I glared at her, told her that was a stupid idea, picked up my son and went to find my husband. I found him and dragged him out…he took his time getting out of the gift shop and I told him that I wouldn’t give any more money to the place that has no respect to breastfeeding mothers. I ended up feeding my son in hot car, forcing hubs to blast the AC and he hates using AC unless we’re on a highway. Then we drove away. Hubs finally agreed that he was too young for the museum and that we would return when he’ll be 7 years old.

I won’t be returning unless they will do better for mothers and toddlers. Treat people with respect and you’ll be respected. I don’t have respect for the museum at the moment.

Angelina

 

 

Direct links to the #thescentedbones #trailerreveal @shanannigans81

Check out the link above to read a little something about each fantastic blogger that made today special!!!!!

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R&R Book Tours

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The Haunted Grave Books (Renee)

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Crystal’s Book World

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The Cozy Pages

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The Most Sublime

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Jessica Rachow

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The Bookworm Drinketh (Nicole)

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Tranquil Dreams (Kim)

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Loving Life Everyday (Laura)

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Audio Killed the Bookmark (Berit)

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Errin Krystal

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Just 4 My Books (Lynne)

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Bri’s Book Nook (Bri)

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Touch My Spine Book Reviews (Dani)

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J Bronder Book Reviews (Jessica)

Thank you to these bloggers who are part of The #booktrailer #reveal for #thescentedbones @shanannigans81

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R&R Book Tours
Thank you shannon
R&R Book Tours: http://rrbooktours.com
Reads &Reels
Twitter: @shanannigans81
Instagram: shanannigans_of_readsandreels

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The Haunted Grave Books (Renee)
Renee was the first author that told me about Goodreads and shared her love of books with me. She’s a mother and a fantastic author and I have reviewed three of her books. Check her out, she’s fantastic.

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Crystal’s Book World

Crystal is a great blogger with a cool logo. I mean look at that….a book reader and working on computer. Cute! I love how she uses purple font.

Crystal on Facebook


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The Cozy Pages
I’m hoping to receive the buzz on her rating scale. 😉 “Every author’s work is important.” And, that makes it worthwhile for both sides.
@ninad_silva Twitter

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The Most Sublime
The blogger from New Wales! She reads, she has a dog, and she blogs. Sounds like an awesome person.

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Jessica Rachow

Jessica is currently working on a debut novel so watch out for a new book by a new author – coming soon!

Jessica’s Facebook                                       Jessica’s Twitter                        Jessica’s instagram


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The Bookworm Drinketh (Nicole)

Nicole’s an avid reader an alcohol connoisseur. What’s interesting about her blog is that she pairs a book with an alcoholic beverage!!! That’s totally awesome!

To get 5 stars from her is an honor. Finger’s crossed that she’s on my book tour and I’ll receive a 5 haha – only a dream. Her rating system for a 5 is – 5 Stars: Pretty much changed my life! Desert Island worthy!


Book Wonderland (Catherine)

Catherine is 18 and awesome. She lives in New York with two dogs; one of them is a German Shepherd. I had a German Shepherd when I was young!


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Tranquil Dreams (Kim)
Kim’s blog is special. It has a lot more going on than book reviews. Kim posts movie reviews, tb binges, music obsessions, food, weekly adventure, Sunday lists, and seasonal stuff.
Twitter: @tranquildreams_

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Loving Life Everyday (Laura)
Laura’s a mom! I have huge respect for moms who are able to be bloggers. She’s a book-worm, a geek, a lover of good tattoos, gym enthusiast and has Coeliac disease. Her website is very pretty and she has more social links on there.

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Audio Killed the Bookmark (Berit)

A team of bloggers – Berit and Vicci! I love it when bloggers work together. THey like listening to audiobooks and reading e-books. What’s cool is that they review not only the book but also narration. ^_^


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Splashes into Books (Elaine)

Elaine is a cool blogger and was challenged by her daughter at keeping her blog up to date. I can’t confirm, haha but sounds like a fantastic challenge. Elaine is a fan of science fiction, fantasy, historical, adventures, crime, mysteries . . . as well as children’s books.


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Errin Krystal
Okay…umm can I just say that it’s a beautiful website! Like wow. Errin Krystal is a fantasy romance writer. She lives with her family in regional Victoria, Australia, and works as a chef. Awesome!

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Just 4 My Books (Lynne)
Here’s a book of Lynne’s. Most of her books have received great reviews from The Reader’s Favorite. Good covers and sounds interesting. There’s a buy link at the link.

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Bri’s Book Nook (Bri)

Briennai is a beautiful name! She reviews not only books but also webtoons and games. Sounds like a fun blog. She read Bleach (the manga). I’ve only seen the show…well I never finished it. Is it over or the show continues?

Twitter –   @brisbooknook

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Touch My Spine Book Reviews (Dani)
Dani has updated her website and looks amazing! Also, the background image, I have it a puzzle that took me about two weeks to put together. Dani is disabled, a mother to 3 kids, has amazing friends and acquaintances (hopefully I’m one of them lol) and she uses her blog to be creative and awesome.  I love reading her reviews – they have insights, funny quotes, and are heartfelt.

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J Bronder Book Reviews (Jessica)
Jessica has been amazing. She’s literally in my corner every time and it makes me feel special. Jessica has a nice collection of books. Lots of 4 and 5 stars reads with beautiful covers…so check out the blog and find some new reads…besides my stuff haha

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Book in One Hand, Coffee in Another (Joanne)
Love that logo! I’m all for coffee. Joanne’s a mother to two girls who have grown up. She loves books which is great for me!
She also has a page for reviews –

There will be a giveaway for The Scented Bones book trailer reveal and book tour

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Hey everyone,

The book trailer reveal and book tour will be really fun. ^_^

My sister is making necklaces – limited edition 😉 One necklace for the book trailer and one necklace for the book tour. Three will be given to three lucky betas and the others will be kept safe for future giveaways. Check out the above link for a preview on how they look!

August 10 – Book Trailer reveal. Here’s what @shanannigans81 thinks of the trailer – “Wow! It looks like a movie trailer! It’s fantastic.”

My response was – “Whooo hooo!”

Book Tour is happening during the week of September 3 to September 7 – https://readsandreels.com/blog-tour-sign-up-the-scented-bones-by-angelina-kerner/  

There’s still time to join in if you’re a blogger and show up to the awesome blogs during those dates for some awesome posts.

I’ll be doing a thank you post to the bloggers again!!! Whooo hooo!!!

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Angel Svabodina is a rookie forensic anthropologist, enjoying the beginning of her new career. That joy comes crashing down when she figures out the skeleton she’s working on is not human and then it vanishes.

She throws herself fully into the case without thinking about the parties involved, a psychopomp associate, and paranormal mafia families made up of vampires and werewolves—or the consequences.

When she sees there’s no avoiding the inevitable, Angel has to suck it up and work with the werewolves to solve the case but can she trust them?

Werewolves and witches are in a centuries-old feud, but that doesn’t stop the shivers running down her spine from one wolf in particular. Rights and wrongs become blurred, as she is tormented by her past and accepting who she truly is while searching for the skeleton. What’s more, nothing comes for free, including information. To get what she needs from the werewolf don, Angel has to meet with the fae queen. Can she meet her without repercussions and solve the case?

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Book Review: The Things We Learn When We’re Dead @shanannigans81 @CharlieLaidlaw

Book Title: The Things We Learn When We’re Dead Book Cover

Book Author: Charlie Laidlaw

Genre: Contemporary Fiction/ Humor

Publication Date: January 26, 2017

Rating: 4 Dragon Paws 4

This was a hard book to read, rate, and review. It was also a long book to read and you may not be able to finish it in one sitting. The main character didn’t have luck with men, with jobs, and or even best friends. She wasn’t a perfect heroine which made it an interesting read, although, sometimes I couldn’t connect with her. Her thoughts were hard to follow.

What I loved about this book was the idea of Heaven – it was different. I loved the other characters, they were chill and indifferent. It was a pleasure reading scenes that were happening in Heaven.

The book raises a lot of issues and questions which stay with you even after you finish reading. A good book does that.

For readers 18+. I recommend to those who like books that think outside the box.

16th and 17th month of life- mother and author combo

He’s 17 months old!!! What a ride!

My son is same with food. Good for him. We’re still breastfeeding! It’s great to feel connected to him like that and he always smiles after finishing. I love that smile.

He has 15 teeth!

He likes pasta.

He likes spending time outside. Walking, touching plants, playing with water, being carried and riding in little cars. When I was a kid, I didn’t have these cars and I gotta say – DAMN! Those things are fun. He’s all smiles and laughing. He also knows how to look ‘cool’ while riding in one.

 

We’re the size of 18 months old! And, sometimes I think he has too much clothing and sometimes not.

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Now onto me being an author/blogger.

The dates for the book trailer and book tour has been set! Thank you to Shannon. We figured it out. ^_^

Here’s the sign-up for the book tour!!! You can use that link to sign-up for the book trailer reveal.

https://readsandreels.com/blog-tour-sign-up-the-scented-bones-by-angelina-kerner/ 

This is a unique blogging opportunity because on the day of the book trailer, I will be sharing your blog details, bio, and links on my own website. That’s right, for each and every blogger who participates in the reveal, I will return the favor!!! For the cover reveal, I did this – A thank you to bloggers who helped The Scented Bones Cover Reveal a success! 

If I figure out how to do it, a third style of thank you’s, I’ll do it for the book tour and I probably will.

So, sign-up!!

This book is about a witch forensic anthropologist and the cases that she deals with.

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Angel Svabodina is a rookie forensic anthropologist, enjoying the beginning of her new career. That joy comes crashing down when she figures out the skeleton she’s working on is not human and then it vanishes.

She throws herself fully into the case without thinking about the parties involved, a psychopomp associate, and paranormal mafia families made up of vampires and werewolves—or the consequences.

When she sees there’s no avoiding the inevitable, Angel has to suck it up and work with the werewolves to solve the case but can she trust them?

Werewolves and witches are in a centuries-old feud, but that doesn’t stop the shivers running down her spine from one wolf in particular. Rights and wrongs become blurred, as she is tormented by her past and accepting who she truly is while searching for the skeleton. What’s more, nothing comes for free, including information. To get what she needs from the werewolf don, Angel has to meet with the fae queen. Can she meet her without repercussions and solve the case?

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Book 2 is in progress.

Another good news – Laura agreed to publish The Liar’s Blood. It’s so exciting. We have been editing and editing. My editor agreed to edit after we’re doing looking it over and adding stuff. So, soon you guys will get to know Laura’s writing and her writing is amazing. Her character – Alex – is WOW lol

Until next time,

AK

P.S.: Please leave reviews of my books on Amazon, Goodreads, and on your blogs. I love reading all the reviews that I get!

The Scented Bones #CoverReveal direct links to #amazingbloggers who made today a #success! Part 3

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Book Review: Delightfully Witchy (Witches of the Lazuli Birthrights Book 1)

Book Title:  Delightfully Witchy (Witches of the Lazuli Birthrights Book 1)abook1

Book Author: Acacia K. Parker

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5-paws

Look at that gorgeous cover! Very beautiful and it’s crafted by the author!

This is a paranormal mystery/romance with a hint of trouble. There is a fantastic chemistry between Emmie and Lincoln which makes this a great read.

Good Points

  • It’s hard to put down
  • There’s a lot of character growth, more so for Emmie than Lincoln but that’s understandble
  • There’s a really cool bad guy…and he’s also handsome
  • This book is filled with beautiful men and cocky attitudes
  • One of my favorite characters is Lincoln’s aunt. She’s certainly a fun one
  • A perfect ending to the mystery and loved the descriptions. Could be a cool movie to watch

Bad Points

  • Typos! Kidding. Those were fixed.

It’s for 18+ readers. I recommend this book to those who like reading about witches, magic, and romance.

An author friend (@rlkenderson) of mine is having a release this #friday!

Book Title:  Nasty (A naughty series novel) Nasty 1200 x 1800

Book Author: R. L. Kenderson

Genre: Multicultural / Romantic Comedy

Publication Date: June 29, 2018

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Piper Stevens had already met—and lost—the love of her life. When she buried her husband, she buried her chance for a happily ever after…but also found a shoulder to lean on in Nate.

As a commitment-phobe womanizer, Nate Hall has never had a female as a friend, but he made a promise to his buddy before he passed. Take care of Piper.

And these days?  He can’t imagine his life without her.

Now, a year later, things Piper thought were long gone are beginning to come back.

Like her previously healthy libido.

Except she can’t picture dating someone in her husband’s place, nor can she sleep with a stranger either.

So, she turns to Nate. After all, he’s the perfect choice. He’s her friend but also a player. He cares about her but they’ll never fall in love…and she won’t get hurt. Not like she did when she lost her husband.

But can two friends give their bodies without involving their hearts and things turning nasty?

https://www.books2read.com/b/ml5VNP

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