Saturday, April 12, 2014

Say Yes to Bats

George worked hard all week to be able to go camping this weekend. Because we really need to stay in the groove, I limited us to an overnight trip. We sallied forth to Falls Lake (Wake Forest), where we enjoyed lakeside camping.

The highlight of the trip was definitely standing on the shore of the lake (there was a path from our campsite) in the moonlight, watching the bats fly overhead. We are huge fans of bats as they eat mosquitoes. We also like that they are flying mammals.

Today we arose early, feasted on eggs and toast, packed up and headed to the Museum of Life and Science in Durham. While George did have a giant bounce experience, we mostly enjoyed the indoor exhibits. In order, the things George liked best were the weight ratios/balance stations (shown), the algebraic rhythm maker, the pollen under the microscopes, the shadow maker (shown), and the meteorologist explanations of weather phenomena. Three of those are math-based. Color me happily shocked.

Happy weekend, y'all!

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