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Last night, Nicole, Isaac, the Hus, and I did something different – we went to the museum!  We were intrigued by the mummy exhibit at Discovery Place in Uptown Charlotte.


Fun facts about mummies:


  • Mummies have been found on every continent except Antarctica.
  • The Detmold Child mummy predates King Tut by more than 3,000 years.  Radiocarbon dating places the 8 – 10 month old mummy between 4504 BC 4457 BC.  It’s from Peru (I saw this mummy; it was pretty neat).
  • Egyptian mummies’ brains were removed but the heart was often left behind.  They believed the heart was the ‘thinking’ organ, and the brain simply cycled mucus out through your nose.
  • It took more than 2 months to prepare an Egyptian mummy.
  • Egyptians also mummified cats, dogs, birds, crocodiles, rams, and oxen.


We also went to an excellent wine bar.


Since I can’t booze, I will order and dominate the cheese platter.


I kept croaking, “Mummmmmmy!!!” all evening in a creepy voice.


Enough about mummies.  How about breakfast?


Just pumpkin oats:


1/2 cup oatmeal

1/2 cup soy milk

1/2 cup water

1/2 banana

Canned pumpkin

Pumpkin seeds

Brown sugar


Mummy!  I mean… yummy.



  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat December 29, 2011, 10:31 am

    I went to an excellent wine bar last night too but didn’t take any photos. 🙂

  • Cara December 29, 2011, 10:37 am

    What a great idea for a friend date. Cute!

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb December 29, 2011, 10:50 am

    i love wine bars… mostly for the cheese!

  • Ali @ Around the VeggieTable December 29, 2011, 10:53 am

    JEALOUS. Mummies are one of my favorite topics ever. In fact, the movie The Mummy is my favorite movie of all time. I can recite the entire thing. Mummies!

  • Army Amy* December 29, 2011, 10:57 am

    The mummy stuff looks interesting but creepy.*

  • Christine @ BookishlyB December 29, 2011, 10:57 am

    I love museums! I saw Body World a few years back and loved it, plus a million exhibits when we went to NYC earlier this year.

    So are you the DD for the next two trimesters? 😉

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen December 29, 2011, 11:03 am

    I’m not a big museum person but I love fun exhibits like that. The body exhibit thing that was everywhere a couple of years ago fascinated me.

  • Khushboo December 29, 2011, 11:12 am

    Wine and cheese are a matchmadee in heaven!

  • Sarah December 29, 2011, 11:16 am

    We love going to the museum, we try to hit most of the special exhibits that come to town – the last one we went to was on pirates, and a couple years ago it was Titanic. Geek date!

  • katie @ KatieDid December 29, 2011, 11:29 am

    Fun night out! I bet it was really interesting to see that, I love random museums and learning.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 29, 2011, 12:05 pm

    How fun! I love going to cool museum exhibits like this!

  • Johanna B December 29, 2011, 1:06 pm

    I love museums. I love learning about ancient Egypt. My favorite exhibit was the King Tut exhibit in New Orleans many many years ago. Outstanding – mummies…

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats December 29, 2011, 1:21 pm

    Sounds like a sophisticated evening: the museum and a wine bar!

  • Claire December 29, 2011, 2:01 pm

    Caitlin, is that one of the little tiny Crate and Barrel condiment spoons in your oatmeal pic?

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery December 29, 2011, 2:39 pm

    Mummies are fascinating but definitely creepy. I’m particularly fascinated by Ancient Egypt and I’ve done a lot reading about various rulers and such. I’m currently reading the biography “Cleopatra,” which I highly recommend if you are interested in anything concerning Egyptology.

  • Kim December 29, 2011, 2:51 pm

    How was the exhibit? I live in Huntersville and was wondering if its worth it. 😉

  • Brittney December 29, 2011, 3:13 pm

    I’ve never been to Discovery Place and have lived in Charlotte 5 years now! I HAVE been to Wooden Vine though- love that place 🙂

  • Allison December 29, 2011, 5:35 pm

    Haha cute ending, mummy and yummy, made me smile 😛

  • Lou December 29, 2011, 5:43 pm

    i spent three hours in that exhibit this morning! i was surprised by how packed it was, but it was definitely worth the steep ticket price. i think the best part was hearing the little kids’ comments about the mummy with the well preserved nether regions- “look daddy- it’s a boy, it’s a boy!!!”.

  • Chelsea December 29, 2011, 6:48 pm

    We had a King Tut exhibit here for awhile I think! It may even still be here ha! I love museums but I’m the person who wants to stop and reading everything. People get annoyed going with me so I just choose not to go lol.

  • Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine December 29, 2011, 7:27 pm

    Mmmmm nothing beats good cheese!

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