Part of the Luray Caverns exhibit is the Car and Carriage Caravan Museum. Zack loves loves loves cars. He is almost a savant about cars and has an enormous collection of Hot Wheels.
The museum was absolutely amazing. Among its collection of antique cars is a 1925 Rolls Royce once owned by Rudolph Valentino. There was also a horse tricycle that totally charmed me -- can you imagine being the lucky kid who owned this?
I love the details on old cars.
There was also a long wall of vintage license plates:
And here's where we get to the 4th of July part of the post.
In the top photo of the license plate collage, you can see various pictures of the presidents of the United States. Each picture has facts about that particular president. I have no idea why the sentences were put together like a kidnapper pasting together a ransom note, but they were certainly interesting!
And there's your answer:
Calvin Coolidge was born on the 4th of July!
Happy Independence Day!
Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack. Visit her shops by clicking here. She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party tm and author of the book Bead Soup.
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