TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 0 NM
After finishing up my morning chores I was off to the Museum of Discovery and Science. The huge Gravity Clock at the entrance was fascinating to watch. Unfortunately Monday seemed to be a good time for school field trips, at least this Monday proved to be . There were kids trying out the many hands-on exhibits, just as they were supposed to do. There were flight simulators, gravity demonstrations, opportunities to try your hand at programming a simple robot and lots of thought provoking exhibits.
|GRAVITY CLOCK AT THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE|
I found it a little quieter in the marine exhibits. Did you know that a lobster’s teeth are located in his stomach? Or that the sex of alligators is determined by the temperature of the nest? If, during the first three weeks of development, the nest’s temperature is above 91, the alligators will be males. If, on the other hand, the temperature is below 85, they will be females. Now what if the temperature falls between those numbers? Why, the nest will contain both male and females. These critters were on the verge of extinction during the 60s but have staged a huge comeback due to regulatory hunting laws and species protection movements.
|LOOK AT THIS SPINNEY CHARACTER!|
|ALLIGATORS IN THE MUSEUM|
|ROBERT'S CAR BURIED IN THE VERMONT SNOW|
|TAKARA WITH HER NEWLY ACQUIRED "NO BRACES" SMILE|