21 Jul At the Half-way Point!
Hi Everybody! So I’m already into the 5th week of my internship, and it’s starting to hit me how fast time is going by! I feel like there’s so many other things to do and see and so little time to complete it all. But I’m happy to say things have been going well and I do my best to make the most out of my time at beautiful Amistad. A downside is that as time goes by my memory seems to be getting worse – the other day I honestly could not remember what I did that the morning. Is it the pollen in the air? Is all the nature affecting my city-bred brain?? Who knows.. Because of that, I unfortunately do not remember much of what I did last week! But what I do know is that I finished (for the most part) the touch-screen portion of my exhibit! It just needs to be looked over and I’m waiting for some things I need to be added in but other than that it’s a pretty solid foundation. I must say I’m very proud of my work because I had to learn how to use a software I’d never heard of, had to read a lot of books and websites, and edit and look at tons of pictures to put it together I thought my brain might explode at some point. When it’s completely finished, I’ll put up some pictures for y’all to see (<– Texas accent is getting to me). Also, 2 staff members left last week which was a bummer. One was a maintenance worker, Rosa, who retired and the other was an archaeologist and border/computer savvy man, Brian, who will be moving to Utah soon. There was a lunch for Rosa last Friday I went to at a nice restaurant called Blue Oasis. I left a very happy camper because I ordered a large sandwich with a side of fries – a glorious combo I had been craving for a very long time. This week I started working on the exhibition that will be displayed in the museum cases in the visitors center and it’s a challenge! I had to do some more reading, planning, writing, and a lot of thinking. What worries me the most is how much information I can lay out on the table for the public and writing in a language everybody can understand and keep interested in. I also need to figure out a way to arrange all the artifacts and replicas in the cases soon because that will help me a lot. But I’m confident I can figure it all out and give it my best shot. Today, I went on a trail that’s right outside the Visitors Center to enjoy the sun and plants and animals I do not see back home. A Mockingbird was perched on a branch and posed for me so I got good pictures of it. I also saw a glimpse of a cottontail rabbit running away from me which was still pretty cool. The downside about the trail is that it’s pretty overgrown so at some parts it’s hard to see the trail, but hopefully maintenance finds time to fix it soon.I hope you all have a great week and are enjoying everything you experience! Ciao, Loreto