Ivy (ivy_rat) wrote,

Exploratorium Days Four and Five

So, I failed to post yesterday, but to be fair, it was a somewhat fraughtful day. And by the time I had time to write, I was just too tired.

To be honest, I'm too tired right now, but I'm not skipping two days, one was bad enough. I am putting off answering people until I'm more awake. Sorry.

Yesterday. Yesterday started with Scott waking up with a mouth full of blood. Pretty gross, actually. It was his tooth. Again. And it hurt. He called his dentist who wasn't concerned. Scott even took a picture of his mouth to send to her. She said sometimes this happens. It was a difficult extraction and Scott is just one of the lucky few that get to be in pain longer. Ug. I made him take half of his last pain pill.

We were supposed to have a lunch discussion, but once Claire, our host, found out about Scott's pain and blood, she chose to not remind people, so it was just a small group for lunch. But we hung out and chatted and showed each other stuff on YouTube. As you do.

Then Scott and I (and Bucky) got to spend some real time playing on the museum floor. I took three picture. Here they are:

(Scott took more, I'll have to post some of his later)

After we played for awhile, we went to a meeting with the web team. What they are doing with the website is awesome! You should check it out: http://www.exploratorium.edu/ look at the stuff under the EXPLORE heading! I love their perspective on everything.

Since yesterday was Thursday the museum was open late. They are open on Thursdays from 6-10pm for adults only. We wanted to stay and see one of the presentations, but by then Scott's mouth was starting to hurt again, so we decided it was best to leave. By the time we'd gotten dinner for ourselves and Bucky it was after 10pm and we were fairly drained. Hence the decision not to write last night.

Today we got up late. Scott was interviewed by a reporter from NBC who wrote an article that appeared online about an hour after he spoke to Scott. So weird. It was about Batman and Superman.

We then went to the museum in time to talk to the teen "Explainers." When I worked at The Children's Museum we were "Interpreters" but it was the same thing. They are the ones who work on the floor with the guests. These guys had that teen enthusiasm mixed with boredom. It was great. We later bumped into a couple of them and they were super enthusiastic about Scott's talk. Like I said, they were great.

We also got to say goodbye to Larry. I'm still sad that Sky (who arrives tomorrow) won't get to meet him. I would've loved to listen to them talk to each other.

I did get a picture of Larry and Scott together:

We spent the rest of the day on the museum floor until closing. Then we walked in the opposite direction from our hotel for the first time this week, and found The Ferry Building (I think that's what it was called). Lots of places to eat. So we did. Then we walked back to our hotel. We have been walking a minimum of five miles a day according to my phone. Today we walked seven miles.

We took Bucky out for a before-bed-walk and visited with the sea lions. No trip too SF is complete without a visit to the sea lions.

It's now 11:30pm, Scott is asleep and I probably should be, too. So I shall say goodnight and post this.

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