Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Quick Trip

We went to Seattle on Tuesday to the science center, watched a movie about South Georgia Island on the IMAX screen, went to Pike Place Market and had a generally enjoyable time with each other.

The science center engaged us with the aforementioned IMAX movie about elephant seals, penguins, albatross and skewers. The island featured in the film provides the breeding ground for the animals before they venture back into the wild only to return to have their babies again the following year.

We found our way through a simulated geocache game. The area was set up in a maze pattern and gave clues on how to find stamps. Once you collected all of the stamps on your card you could find your "treasure city". We all worked through the riddles and problems and found our treasure cities.

We found a display about super cold states of matter called super solids. The demonstrator froze things with liquid nitrogen and gave examples of liquids solids and gases. Shane was chosen at one point as the volunteer from the audience.

We all played in the water area before we went into the butterfly house. We stayed long enough to close the place and were kicked out.

We went to the market right before they closed, walked through some of the stalls. We landed at a restaurant in the market and ate while watching the activity on the water.

It was a busy day started off from the Chrysler dealership where we had our oil changed and the brakes were checked. The brakes checked out fine. Shane and Sophia insisted they should accompany me to the appointment at 8 am. We had to leave the house at 7 am. They were both up and ready to go. I think they were worried they would miss something if they didn't wake up in time. The oil change was really something to miss but the drive down I-5 in early morning traffic was a treat.

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