I posted earlier this week about FIRST LEGO League. Make sure to check it out if you have kids who might be interested in robotics. They have programs for kids as young as 6!
Last Friday we woke up to a beautiful morning. The temps were supposed to be pleasant all day and we thought: the Zoo! So did everyone else, by the time we arrived the line to get in the parking lot stretched around the block and even the far away spaces along city streets were full.
Plan B: Let’s finally go to the Inventors Hall of Fame. Apparently it moved out of state last year.
Plan C: Let’s take our lunch to a Metro Park and have a hike. By the time we are done, people will be leaving the zoo and we can get a parking spot.
We had a great time! The trail was about 2 miles long but very difficult in places. We were outside of our normal travel zone when it comes to hiking so we hadn’t been to this park before.
One of the first things we encountered was a hydro-electric dam.
Here in Ohio there are several outcroppings of Sharon conglomerate. It’s a mix of sandstone and small little rocks. Over time pieces sheared away from each other creating beautiful ledges. I love walking between them. It’s like a geological time machine.
Isn’t all the layering just amazing?
Since we hadn’t hiked this trail before we were excited to find a recess cave. It was a really nice hike, but when we finished our feet were tired so we didn’t want to go to the zoo.
If you’re wondering, we really do things beside hiking, I just don’t remember the camera often enough. Last week the boys had a NXT programming summer day camp, we went for a 15 mile bike ride, we’ve been to a couple of science centers, and E went to a bat class. AND they finally got dad to set up a Minecraft server for them.
Have a great week! Don’t forget to check out the FIRST LEGO League post.
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