Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Kzoo Air Zoo photo dump

Did I forget to be a mommy blogger last week?  Probably.  So Imma make up for it with six thousand photos from Saturday which I'll pretend are  interesting to you by intermittently complaining about how hard it is to take photos inside a dark building without using a flash.  Err'body loves complaining!

 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.

(have I mentioned how hard it is to take pictures in that place?  Consider this another mention.)

Hey, how about a nice, round, TWENTY photos in this post?
Only seven more to go.
Mea culpa.
Activate virtual scrapbook sequence!

This real actual helicopter that ONLY children were allowed to play with made them so sad, obvi.

 And a friction experiment...
 And a viscosity experiment....

And my personal favorite of the day: #scowlfest2014
"Hey. You.  Keep your paws off our personal helicopter, m'kay?"

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  1. Oh how fun!!
    looks like you all had a great time!!!
    I can't wait to do things like this with my little one.
    I wish we had a Kalamazoo Air Zoo how fun even for adults..
    all your photos were awesome!!

  2. That looks like a great way to spend a day!

  3. What an awesome event! I'm originally from MI, and my parents got my kids a book called "Goodnight, Michigan" that mentions the Air Zoo, but I'd never been! Definitely will have to make a day trip the next time I'm up there!

  4. Never too many pictures of your littles... How cute. I'd like to have a go at some of that stuff...
    ~ Country Girl's Daybook, recently posted: Crazy Cat Lady → http://bit.ly/1fsdaM7

  5. If only you knew how to model enthusiasm for your children, Dwija. Truly, I feel so sad for the little tykes, stuck at home all day with their dour mother. You should put them in public school so that they can experience some joy.

  6. What camera do you use? These pictures are awesome!

    1. Sorry it's taken so long for me to respond, Hannah! I have the first generation Canon Rebel EOS- found it used on Amazon for $150. It came with the original kit lens, the strap and the charger, which was enough to get me started. All of these photos were taken with a 50mm lens which has a fixed focus (I think that's the right terminology?) which means you can't use the zoom function on the camera, but it is great for taking photos of kids because you can get really close shots without actually getting close and disturbing their foolishness. Hope this helps. Good luck!

  7. WOW! That is like the coolest place ever!! Glad I jumped over from your 12 in 2014!! Awesome!


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