Saturday, October 17, 2015

A Picnic & The Goddard Space Flight Center

Picnic at the Campsite
Friday, October 16, 2015, Greenbelt National Park, MD, Day 2, 0 Miles, 389.7 Miles for the Trip

Brian, Karin & the grandkids came out to the campsite for a picnic lunch. We built a fire, but didn't have any S'Mores makings. Still, the kids had fun & it was nice for keeping warm. It was pretty cold when the sun wasn't out, which was most of the day.

After lunch, we went to the Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center. About 5 miles from the campground, although the GPS directions takes you to the main gate of the center, not the visitor center. Anyhow, we got there, and found it interesting. Lots of information about the space program, including lots about the Hubble Space Telescope. My favorite part was the "Science on a Sphere" exhibit. Both interesting for the presentations, but, of course, for a retired theatre technician, even more interesting in the physical device. Great use of synchronized projectors and an effective device! Photos at today's LakeshoreImages page.

After that we went back to the house, made a short stop at the Tacoma DC Library book sale (I was good and only bought 4) then sat around & read, played with the kids, and finally finished up with Mahi Mahi sandwiches for dinner.

Until tomorrow.

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