|ISO1600, f1.8, slow shutter speed. Results: many blurry photos. Such glare.|
So the Society of Women Engineers sponsored this even on Saturday called The Girl's Corporate Engineering Challenge. Or something like that. If it had been held in some lame hotel conference room, we probably wouldn't have gone. But it totally wasn't. The whole brouhaha was hosted at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo and oh my gosh even if you don't live here, please click on that link. Literally every single age loves that place. LOVES.
|Oh, so blurry. But her expression! I had to keep it. This is authentic exuberance, y'all.|
Indoor rides. Real, actual airplanes. Space....things. Not actual shuttles but the smaller things that drop off into the water and stuff. A theater thingy. INDOOR RIDES. A special room just for small people. Indoor riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiides.
It was definitely a pain getting down there with the trash nasty roads, but boy is this the time of year to go. You mean people can have fun in February that doesn't involve freezing their faces off? Su-weet.
As for the "purpose" of the visit, the engineering competition, the teams of girls each had an hour to create a balloon car out of a bunch of office supplies and race it down a track. The car that went the furthest was the winner. And let me just say that despite the serious and/or happy expressions on my kids' faces in the following photos, their team was not the recipient of any chicken dinners for being winners. No. But that's okay! Because they got free admission and free t-shirts and free tote bag thingies and made some memories and probably even learned something. And they lived happily ever after.
Hey, how about a nice, round, TWENTY photos in this post?
Only seven more to go.
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This real actual helicopter that ONLY children were allowed to play with made them so sad, obvi.
And my personal favorite of the day: #scowlfest2014
|"Hey. You. Keep your paws off our personal helicopter, m'kay?"|