Friday, February 24, 2012

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener.
That is what I'd truly like to be.
For if I were an Oscar Mayer wiener
Everyone would be in love with me!

I love that little song from my childhood. Sadly, my kids haven't heard it much except for the occasional times that I torture treat them with my serenade.

But nonetheless, my kids were super excited about going to see the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile in person at the Irving Arts Center today. I'm not sure why the Wienermobile would stop at an arts center on its nationwide tour but we aren't complaining.

It was really fun to take a look at this giant hot dog car. It is 11 feet tall (24 hot dogs), 27 feet long (60 hot dogs), and 8 feet wide (18 hot dogs).


Click the picture below to enlarge it if you'd like to learn some other interesting facts about the Wienermobile.


Everyone was given "Wiener Whistles". These whistles have been given out to guests ever since the first Wienermobile pulled up to greet the public.


My kids stood in the doorway of the Wienermobile and blew on their Wiener Whistles for quite a while. Yes, if you were one of the people who didn't get to view the interior of the great Wienermobile because my kids were blocking the entrance, I'm very sorry that you have missed this once in a lifetime chance.


So you can get a glimpse of what you may have missed, here is the snazzy interior of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.


Here is a collection of photos of the Wienermobile through history. Can you believe there has been a Wienermobile since 1936??


By the way, I found this fun video that will tell you all about life in the Wienermobile.

Of course, there were hot dog meals for sale on-site. Rachel got all upset because the lady gave her a hot dog on a bun. A BUN! Can you believe someone would do such a thing?!


The hot dog meals were a fundraiser for Girl Power 2 Cure, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for treatments and a cure for Rett Syndrome, a devastating neurological disorder that almost exclusively affects girls.

Our niece is 5 and has Rett Syndrome so this cause is near and dear to my heart. Robert Brooks, director of Girl Power 2 Cure, was there and I spoke to him some about Rett Syndrome, doctors, and treatments that have worked for their daughter Juliana.

While we were there we entered some raffles at the Girl Power 2 Cure and Rachel got a cute tattoo of the Girl Power 2 Cure flower.


For more information, please visit the Girl Power 2 Cure website or follow Girl Power 2 Cure on Facebook.

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