I’m sure he is. Just as long as he wears his cut resistant gloves.
New home, and we’re cooking on gas which is a forgotten delight!
I left my phone at the cash desk whilst I grabbed an item I had forgotten.
Due to an über strict policy of no photos, the boy only managed one of the Hedwig set.
It’s amazing - one of the best things I’ve seen. Infectious songs, a great live band and of course Neil Patrick Harris was outstanding. His physicality and the way he moves about the stage was mesmerizing. He’s now finished his run although I think his successor Andrew Rannells will do a fine job filling his fabulous, gold, glittered, high heeled boots.
For those who want a soupçon, then check out their performance at this years Tony’s.
We’ve now moved. Here’s what it was like on the day.
One of my fondest memories as a kid was being taken by my Uncle to the Science Museum in London. I loved most of it, but the special highlight of the trip would be a visit to the Launch Pad where it was tailor made for kids and everything was hands on. You could move grain all around using machines, you could get static hair from a Van der Graaf generator, and best of all, you could pretend to be a checkout girl scanning baked beans in their mock up Sainsbury’s checkout. What random memories you save from childhood?! Anyhow, I’m sure the Launch Pad was groundbreaking at the time, as the majority of museums back in the 80s were mainly filled with static and passive displays. (If you need reminding, then head to the Agriculture exhibit on the 3rd floor of the Science Museum - unchanged since the 70s I believe….)
Anyway, we decided yesterday to take advantage of our Bank of America Museums on Us program where they offer free admission one weekend every month. Having driven past it/remarked on it/admired it off we went to the Liberty Science Center down in Liberty State Park.
It was much much bigger and more impressive than I had imagined. First off, we explored the Skyscraper Exhibition where we got to use diggers to maneuver sand around, manipulate cranes to rearrange building blocks, and also experience 100mph wind and driving rain to test skyscraper strength in the curtain wall test. It was a great mix of interactivity and information, and the entire time I was there I was thinking how much my nephews would love this place!
Wind and rain proof.
The great cities of the world - Dubai, London, Jersey City…..
If only he concentrated this much at work.
The boy learning about Infectious Diseases….
The world’s most expensive Rubik’s Cube.
So, if the skyscraper hall brought back my childhood memories, then it was the Touch Tunnel that brought the boy grinning back to his youth. An 80ft winding tunnel, in pitch black that you had to work your way through on your hands and knees? It sounds rather bizarre, but having being briefed on the emergency signs (‘wave your hands around, and we’ll come get you’), in we went. And even though we were only in there for five minutes or so, it was most disorientating! But at least now the boy can empathize with how I feel in the morning before I reach for my specs!
Like some Attenborough programme watching animals burrow underground.
There was also a mini Zoo under the title of ‘Eat or be Eaten’, resplendent with Tamarin Monkeys (inc 2 week old babies), Snakes, Tortoises, a Macaw, tons of Fish, Tarantulas and Spiders, a Geico Gecko and Cane Toads that were the size of dinner plates.
On the observation deck with Manhattan in the background.
So, all in all, a nice way to spend a Sunday now that the pool is closed……next month - the Whitney!