An animal day. We went to The Cat House, collected peacock feathers, toured an ostrich farm, drove to the ‘Mouse House’, saw a movie about rescued whales, and ate crab legs, chicken, beef, shrimp, etc. for dinner.
We enjoyed the breakfast in the hotel dining area, then were on the road. We drove 45 minutes to The Cat House in Rosamond. The center is dedicated to the protection and preservation of the world's endangered felines. There was a Black Panther by the name of ‘Doc’.
Before getting back on the freeway, Doc pulled into a shopping center and insisted we get out to find a coin. The girls and I headed for the grocery store. No coins found. On the way back to the van, Ashley said, “So what happens if we don’t find a coin?” I was trying to figure out how to answer that when she found a penny where we were walking! Doc also found a penny in the parking lot. (Coins #1&2).
Early afternoon we took the girls home and exchanged them for the two 10-year-old nephews. Our first stop was a nearby ostrich farm. One penny in the parking lot as we got out of the van. (Coin #3). We had a great private tour of the grounds. Very interesting.
For lunch we visited a Sonic Burger where the food was brought right out to the van like you see in the 1950s shows. One Penny (Coin #4). Then we were headed to Chuck E. Cheese's in Bakersfield. We discovered Buddha's Hand Citron at a fruit stand. Fascinating fruit.
After driving nearly an hour, we arrived to find the place was packed with people. One CEC Token (25¢) in the parking lot. The line to get inside was out the door and down the sidewalk so we chose not to go inside. The boys were disappointed.
We went driving in search of a movie theatre, but did not find one. By then the guys needed a Starbucks beverage as consolation. Doc asked the barista for the nearest theatre - it was just a few blocks away. We reviewed the 8-10 movie choices and determined only one was a viable option. It did not begin for two hours. Doc found a nickel at the theatre window. (Coin #5)
To pass the time, we went for dinner. Another All-You-Can-Eat Chinese Buffet! Ugg. The time flew because we were having so much fun and soon we were back at the theatre for the show. We saw the Big Miracle about whales rescued from the Alaskan ice. Very good movie.
After the show we stopped for petrol. I found three pennies while Doc was fueling the van. (Coins #6-8).
At the Penny Palace, the parking area and winding pathway were sawcut.
Total: 8 Coins P (7), N (1), D (0), Q (0) = $0.12
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