Wacky Wednesday: Pressed Pennies
What is Wacky Wednesday? Last year we created WACKY WEDNESDAY to help us get over hump day and try to remember to do something fun and unusual on Wednesdays. Not every Wednesday is Wacky Wednesday, but we try to do something a little crazy or nature-oriented.
This version of Wacky Wednesday was an afternoon trip for mom and dad kid-free! We were heading to a large city near us and I double checked Penny Collector to see if we would be near any Penny Press Machines. We were going to be near 3 different locations if time permitted. We picked the location closest to where we had already planned to be, Carillon Historical Park, which featured 4 different designs.
The four designs are:
Wright Brothers (Orville and Wilbur)
Deeds Carillon ( Deeds Family established park)
1905 Wright Flyer III
Locust Grove School (one of the historic buildings in the park)
photo credit: penny collector.com
We found the machine just inside the main entrance. We had some pennies and quarters in our pockets but had to make change for some more. We wanted to get all four designs while we were there. I accidentally put the money in the slot and pushed the money on into the machine BEFORE I selected the image to press! Hubby caught me the next time so we wouldn’t do double images twice. So we ended up with 5 pressed pennies which is okay.
Sorry the pics aren’t too good we forgot the camera and so had to make do with our phone! The lighting was a little weird with the sun streaming in the windows.
Have you tried pressed penny collecting? Have you found any unusual places near you that have a machine?
Thanks for sharing in our WACKY Wednesday adventure! Do you do something on a special day of the week just to keep things fun? Please share what your family enjoys doing. Subscribe to my blog via email to get updates when a new post is fresh off the presses!