Smythe Family On The Road travel blog

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Jonathan target shoots with the water cannon.

This was his favorite station. Pushing the button controlled the water spout...

How fast can he make the wheel spin by using the water...

Hi Jordan! Jonathan's cousin Jordan called while we were in the museum...

This room had all kinds of hands on stuff. This over sized...

Mirrors make Jonathan look short.

Jonathan looks like he is floating in mid air.

A shot of the courtyard where the water cannons were from further...

By running inside the wheel, we create energy to scoop water with...

By turning the wheel, it brings H20 out of the pond using...

This large and heavy ball was balanced on water. It took energy...

Jonathan causes a shot of water to shoot up from the control...

Jonathan uses a lever to left weight.

A picture of Jonathan with the Space Needle in the background as...

These balls are around the bottom of the Space Needle. Jonathan was...

This is the band that was playing. They really have a great...

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Jonathan is hanging from the bar. We found a small park around...

The sculpture is on the path between the Space Needle and the...

Smiley Boy.

Everything was blooming.

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Jonathan catches some nice shots of Mount Olympus as we cross Puget...

Mount Olympus.

This is a cool shot with the boat in it too,

Last glimpse.


Friday, May 15, 2009.

Thunderbird Thousand Trails, Monroe, Washington

Pacific Science Center, Seattle

Jonathan and I drove into Seattle today to go to the Pacific Science Center. We had checked it out on Sunday to see what admission would be but when we got home I remembered we had received our science center pass and checked to see if this science center was one of the ones it covered. Sure enough it was so when we went it was going to be free. I wish I had remembered that the other day, we could have enjoyed it for a little while but oh well.

We drove to the post office first to see if our package had come in. Our mail had come from Escapees but the other package had not so we were free to stay for as long as we wanted to today.

We drove down town and parked a couple blocks away at a parking garage. The woman at the front desk said it was cheaper that way so I took her advice. We walked over to the Science Center and checked out the big lever inside first thing. That was fun. It didn't take us long to make our way to the water guns outside though. Jonathan had spotted those from the top of the Space Needle the other day and those were the main reason he wanted to come here today. They had five stations that talked about different ways and mechanisms used to move water and how water was used to create energy.

We visited the human body exhibit, the planetarium, an exhibit on the Puget Sound and it's tides. All kinds of things. There wasn't any way to see everything they had there in one day.

When it was time for the science center to close, we walked over to the Space Needle. I wanted to stop by a shop to see if I could find a Christmas ornament for our collection. They had ornaments but they didn't fit our budget so we opted for a key chain that had the Space Needle on it that we're going to turn into an ornament.

We headed back to the parking garage but took a turn that took us up through a park. We decided to stop for a short time and eat our snack and just enjoy the park atmosphere. They had a big stage for summer concerts, people were sitting and laying on the grass below the Space Needle. Jonathan went up to check the stage out. We had our little snack here then decided we couldn't get back to the car this way after all but it made for a nice side trip. We went back the way we came then headed back home.

When we got back to Monroe, we stopped at Fred Meyer for a few items then went back to the campground. We had a great day.



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