Monday, February 15, 2010

President's Day

It is President's Day and we celebrate with a week off school and a federal holiday for banks and other public buildings. At the Jelly Belly factory they honor past (and probably present) presidents with Jelly Belly jelly bean mosaics. I doubt George Washington ever imagined he would look so great in candy.

I don't think Abraham Lincoln had ever heard of jelly beans, but I'm pretty sure seeing his portrait in beans might have made him smile. It made me smile.

And everyone knows how much Ronald Reagan loved jelly beans. His Jelly Belly portrait has been done several times over. He is the president honored by the creation of blueberry jelly beans in order the there would be red, white, and blue jelly beans at the White House. "President Reagan's passion for jelly beans inspired Blueberry flavor, which was cooked up so he could serve red, white, and blue beans at his inaugural parties."- The Jelly Belly Company

I think I might have been tempted to capture all the mosaics on my camera had we not been told taking photos on the tour was not allowed. (These were by the front door when we first came in.) You can check out the others here.

8 comments:

  1. Oh, how fun! I love Jelly Bellies.

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  2. That factory looks like it was very fun to walk through! I do remember Reagan loving jelly bellies!

    A week off school? Wow...we only get today. :)

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  3. So they didn't make you delete it from your camera. They look delicious!

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  4. After they said no pictures, I didn't take any.

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  5. It was fun. I loved sharing it with you. I followed all the rules. I am a good student, I even volunteer for the dirty jobs. You did a great job capturing the pictures. Where is the next field trip taking place?

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  6. It was fun, Kim. I wish Lori could have come too. but I don't think she could have fit ten pounds of Belly Flops into her suitcase. :)

    Next field trip... Let's call Mom and ask her for suggestions!

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  7. I am going to show these to Caleb as part of his homeschool curriculum :).

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