Saturday, October 4, 2014

Day 21

Oct. 4, 2014

Today we found 1 more mermaid (courtesy of a comment put on a post of this blog) and we visited the Mermaid Factory!  The boys designed and made their own mermaids - Connor made "Snowflake" and Collin made "Luigi."  What a cool place!  I can't wait to go back to make a mermaid mosaic form my living room!

Here is the mermaid we found:
 Atargatis - inside lobby of Holiday Inn Express in Norfolk by airport
her sign

The newest Norfolk mermaids:
Snowflake and Luigi

Day 20

Sept. 26, 2014

We met some of the nicest people today!  Peggy Beale of Paxton Company contacted us after reading about our quest in the newspaper.  Peggy and her brother Jim are CFO and president of Paxton Company, and the owners of "Liquid Energy" (Connor's favorite mermaid).  Peggy and Jim met us at Paxton Company and gave us a personal tour of the factory as well as the neighboring company Viking Life-Saving Equipment.  We also got to see Liquid Energy again and hear the story of how she came to be - and we got to see her plaque (kept inside).  Thank you to the wonderful people at Paxton Company and Viking for your warm welcome and personal tour!

Here is Liquid Energy and her plaque: