Thursday, June 4, 2009

Balboa Science Museum - Wednesday in San Diego

Today we did a lot of lounging. We decided that most people wouldn't like to accompany us on a vacation, as we sometimes don't leave the condo until noon. After lots of resting and eating in the morning, we headed up north to the kids' museum.

On our way in, we saw a nice man with a guitar and a money bucket pushing a wheelchair up the hill. As soon as he reached the top of the hill(he wasn't even breathing hard), he hopped into the wheelchair and SLOWLY wheeled himself into the park (looking very disabled at this point) to set up his money making station inside. I've heard of people who make their living begging for money, but this is the first time I've actually seen a person pretending to have a major disability. The kids couldn't take their eyes off the scoundrel!

Inside the museum, we enjoyed hours of block building, experiments, a Dome IMAX movie called "Under the Sea," and a science craft that taught the kids how to use a battery and copper wire to light up the eyeballs of their homemade bug. Ian got very frustrated with his mosquito, said, "I'm not an artist!" and stomped off towards the end of the activity. Nyah happily made a cute ladybug, Cali patiently made a spider, and Carson made a monster beetle with Aaron's help. Great times were had by all!

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