Saturday, October 30, 2010

Our Washington D.C. Trip

We are safely home and recovering from our trip to Washington, D.C.! It was fantastic. I performed in a planetarium, on the national mall, at a science cafe, and in an elementary school. We got to visit friends, some of whom we'd never met face to face before, and we made many new friends as well. And we wore ourselves out!

Here I am on stage, first act in the morning on Saturday at the USA Science Festival.

Here Evalyn and I are posing with Ben Franklin, who was thankfully willing to "sit for a portrait" (not knowing much about digital photography). We explored a lot of the booths on the mall - they seemed to stretch for miles! Evalyn made a foil boat and a solar powered car, and she foiled me at a math game that involved jumping skulls and pumpkins.

We spent a lot of time also in the Smithsonian museums - mainly the art gallery, the natural history museum, and the American history museum where we got to see the actual flag that inspired the words to "The Star Spangled Banner!" Here is Evalyn in the butterfly pavilion in the natural history museum, where she refused to leave until a butterfly landed on her.

We also got to see the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the WWII Memorial.

Evalyn bought herself a new buddy, whom she named "Washington." Here they are on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in the spot where Dr. King gave his famous speech.

We stopped in Cincinnati on the way home. Here I'm introducing a song at the science cafe in Slatt's Pub.

At North College Hill Elementary the next day I did my music and movement program for kindergarten and 1st grade. Here the kids are making sirens during "Big Red Fire Truck."

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