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Mar. 29 2010 - 5:18 pm | 88 views | 0 recommendations | 0 comments

Spring Break: Easter Island, a California bunny museum and a place called Bunnyland?

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Wild rabbit on Whidbey Island. Sue Frause photo.

I’ve always been intrigued by two islands named after holidays: Christmas Island and Easter Island.

Christmas Island was discovered by Captain William Mynors while sailing aboard the Royal Mary, a British East India Company vessel. Mynors sailed past it on Christmas Day in 1643, hence the name.

The other holiday island is Easter Island, named by Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen, who discovered it on Easter Sunday in 1722. I can’t say either are on my bucket list. My husband, a ham radio operator (K7PVT), has always wanted to go to this island in Oceania on a DXpedition.

Closer to home, there are no shortage of Easter egg hunts for adults and USA Today has a travel feature about The Bunny Museum in California, which has the world’s largest (non-living) rabbit collection of more than 26,000 items.

On a silly note, Uncyclopedia (“the content free encyclopedia”) has an entry titled Bunnyland. I can’t explain it, just click it on.


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    I'm a professional freelance writer and photographer who has been in the journalism 'biz since 1988. I live on a small farm on an island in Puget Sound with my husband, chickens, turkeys and our very own field of dreams. When I'm not packing and unpacking from exploring the seven continents (yup, I've done 'em all), I enjoy theater, movies, jazz, fine food, heavenly spas and long dinner parties with my family and friends. Oh, I grew up in the '60s and I sort of remember it through the haze.

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