Sunday, July 17, 2011

Science and Industry

We took a day that looked like rain (it turned out to be lovely) and drove into "town" or "ca-go," as Blaise says, to visit The Museum of Science and Industry. I had oddly enough never been there, so I was interested in what they had to offer. I was quite impressed with the vastness of the museum and the number of interesting exhibits. Blaise had a great time exploring trains, planes and U-Boots (submarines). I would definitely recommend a visit!

There was a very impressive model train exhibit - Blaise didn't know where to look first!

Watching lumberjacks in the Pacific NW cut down trees - "Timber!"

A tornado in the middle of the museum:

A real movie was playing at the Cinema on Main St., USA

The John Deere was a big hit!

This real German U-Boot (submarine) was captured by the Allies in June of 1944 off the coast of West Africa. It is now on display and you can take an informative tour of the inside (for an extra fee, but very worth it!).  The history wrapped inside this U-Boot is very moving, though it is difficult to imagine how these men survived in such conditions and so confined for such a long time.

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