It looks awfully big? Why are we here again??
Hmmm... that looks like an interesting globe of the world.
This is the North American part... it looks like it's missing everything north of California on the West Coast. Apparently it is a representation from old cartographic maps of the world and those things are supposed to be monsters, as in... the world ends here and beyond "Here be ye monsters". Well this might be an interesting place!
Hmmm... looks like a beary interesting place. Except they don't let people run mad down the aisles... you have to get a Reader's Ticket (which Mama had already) and request things that then get delivered upstairs by a mysterious process.
In order to get into this place, you need to leave pretty much everything behind in lockers, other than notebooks, cameras, laptops and pencils (without erasers)... hmmm... All carried up in clear plastic bags and searched going in and coming out.
Nooooooo!!!! Seriously??? I can't come along??? Really??? But whhhhyyyyyyy????
***Plaintive little bear noises grew progressively fainter with distance***
I was rather chuffed when Mama came back out but then she showed me pictures of what she had been doing. It all looked monumentally boring. She said she could count 27 security cameras from her seat... Not a chance of smuggling a little bear in... oh well... She better make it up to me though!