Monday, May 24, 2021

A Trip to the Museum by Pat Simmons

While visiting my daughter in Houston earlier this month (first time since December 2018--Praise the Lord Jesus!!!), my family took a trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science. There were two interesting exhibits: Pompeii: The Exhibition and Death by Natural Causes. Have you seen these exhibits at your local science center?

I captured some photos about my adventure. This chart shows how much ash from the volcano covered the ancient city. The explanation of the causes and manner of death exhibit was also fascinating.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science describes this exhibit like this on their "The things you fear are the least of your worries! Death by Natural Causes will introduce patrons to the range of “animal, vegetable and mineral” dangers that lurk in their everyday lives.  

Through a collection of specimens, text and interactives, visitors can see what can cause a death, either directly or indirectly, from the natural world. Poisonous, venomous and toxic are just a few of the terms that will be clarified, and things you interact with almost daily will be used as examples—mushrooms, snakes, spiders and even common foods! Old wives tales and urban myths will be debunked, as visitors travel through five general areas of rich graphics, compelling visuals and surprising specimens."

Let me say this exhibit didn't disappoint.

I snapped a couple more photos that I posted on my website  

So.....where are you headed this summer?


Pat Simmons is a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth who is passionate about researching her ancestors and then casting them in starring roles in her novels, in the hope of tracking down any distant relatives who might happen to pick up her books. 

She is a multi-published Christian romance author with more than thirty-five titles. She is a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth who is passionate about researching her ancestors, then casting them in starring roles in her novels. She is a three-time recipient of the Romance Slam Jam Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance. 

She describes the evidence of the gift of the Holy Ghost as an amazing, unforgettable, life-altering experience. She believes God is the Author who advances the stories she writes.

Pat holds a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. She has worked in various positions in radio, television, and print media for more than twenty years. She oversaw the media publicity for the RT Booklovers Conventions for fifteen years. She has been a featured speaker and workshop presenter at various venues across the country. Learn more at and check out her Family is Forever series.


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