Yesterday we went to more museums. We first saw an exhibit on life of the early seas. Next we went to an exhibit on the origins of man. I liked seeing the different branches of human evolution, how they were different and how they evolved (homo erectus -one branch- lived almost two million years, nine times longer than homo sapiens (us) have been around!) Next we went to the Air and Space museum. I liked the interactive exhibits on the effects of thrust, weight, lift and drag on flight (although I knew everything already). When we left we took the metro back to our car, got dinner (spaghetti bolognese) and went back to our camp, where my mom tried to convince the camp host to clean the restrooms.

Today we briefly went to the natural history museum, followed by the Washington monument and world war 2 memorial. Our final stop of the day was the air and space museum.
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Left: an unique species rises from the depths of the stairwell (a mom climbs the stairs with contrast set high). Right: an elephant
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Left: an early human (non homo sapiens) 2 year old (same size as a modern 2 year old) ; right: getting food from a Neanderthal.
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The washington monument, pointing at the sun.
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Air and space museum
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Top: a head sized trilobite (my favorite, I want a pet trilobite!)
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The Washington monument
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Left: Washington monument; top:white house;bottom: ww2 memorial with Lincoln memorial in background
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Left:world war 2 memorial; right: air and space museum
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Air and space museum. Top right: earth at the center of the universe (notice position of the sun)
 


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Erica
06/27/2012 10:21am

Hi Patrick,
Did you notice the pedal powered air craft at the Air and Space museum? It's called the Gossamer Condor and it's the reason that Kendrick and Richard exist!

Patrick Leiser
06/28/2012 7:33pm

"Hi Patrick, Did you notice the pedal powered air craft at the Air and Space museum? It's called the Gossamer Condor and it's the reason that Kendrick and Richard exist!"-erica

No we did not see it (or at least don't remember) but we will probably be going back there and will keep our eyes out for it.


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