24 Hours in SLCPosted: February 19, 2011
Holy Cats! I haven’t blogged here in more than a month. Sorry about that, folks. Here’s how we spent our weekend:
On Friday, I cancelled lab meeting and we packed the kids up in the car and trundled off to the big city of Salt Lake. One of our good friends from San Diego had her wedding reception in SLC Friday evening. We got a room at the University Guesthouse (at a discount because I’m adjunct faculty at the U!), checked in, and got ready for the reception. By getting ready, I mean watched TV until it was time to go. The reception itself was a lot of fun. There were a few folks there from San Diego that we haven’t seen for quite a while, so it was fun to get caught up.
Saturday morning, I had an all-day scan session scheduled at the MRI scanner, so I was up early(ish) and checked in at the scanner. I’m extremely lucky to have capable students who were actually in charge of the experiment today, so I just showed up, had a doughnut, gave some useless advice, and took off.
Instead, we took the kids to the children’s museum at the Gateway Mall. The kids had a blast. We met our San Diego friends there and K took off with his friend and I didn’t really see them until it was time to go. L hung out with me and we did fun things like ride horses:
A. hung out with her mom and explored the toys in the museum:
Yes, her hair really does do that all the time.
I was expecting the museum to be educational and more like the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Not so much. There were some cool displays, like the life-size helicopter and control tower. But there was precious little science in any of the displays. So, the final verdict: great playground, poor science museum.
After the museum, L. got to pick the restaurant for lunch and she chose Middle Eastern. We had a great lunch at a place called Mazza, where L ordered the kid’s pizza but chowed down on the fluffy pitas and delicious hummus.