Friday, May 1, 2009

Philadelphia - Day 2

Today was mostly museum stuff (besides a bike ride and a swim).

I learned in my first session that our museum should get a twitter account. This inspired me to start using my own account more. So I've been twittering today quite a bit. Follow me here.

Then the general session featured author, Walter Isaacson.

He wrote books about Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. He mostly talked about Einstein. Wow - what an amazing life. I bought both of these books - signed copies mind you. I plan to give them away - no I'm not having a contest on my blog. I already know who they are going to.

Then I had lunch at this totally awesome market with every kind of food you could imagine. It is on Market street and 12th. I think I'll eat all the rest of my meals here.

That afternoon I went to a session about collaboration and they had us make a car together with play dough. Yes they did.

Tonight we went to a special event at the Academy of Natural History and took a tour of their Live Animal Center. They have about 100 live animals. The Bean only has 17 or so but we are OK with that. We don't feel bad.

We went through their butterfly farm. Cool but not nearly as impressive as this one - remember?

This is a Peregrine Falcon, the head of a turtle and a legless lizard.

oh and this was our tour guide.

My favorite part by far was the cockroach racing we got to watch.

Check out this video:

One more thing: I got my tax return today so I'm extra happy.

1 comment:

dori said...

Wow!! I can't believe I just watched a cockroach race!