Last Saturday we saw the Star Wars exhibit at the Science Museum. It was a great time. It is amazing how fast time flies when you are having fun. We got to the Science Museum around noon and spent a few hours going through all of their various exhibits. It is a really great time – learning all kinds of things. Hands on museums are fantastic! We learned all about diseases, electricity, magnets, and even sound waves. One of Liza’s favorite parts was getting play a piano and actually see the sound waves that she was creating. You could look at the various chords and see which ones looked “pretty” and which ones didn’t.
We also went to the Omnitheater and saw a great movie all about special effects. That theater is an amazing time. It was so much fun to watch Michael look all around him at the curved screen and just be totally enthralled by it all. It was fantastic!
Of course, Tony’s favorite stop was the Star Wars exhibit. We were lucky to get in on the second day of the exhibit, and we had to wait until 4:30 in order to get in. However, it was well worth the wait. There were the actual models that had been used in the movies, costumes, and props. It was Star Wars geek heaven. We ALL had a good time. Mark had a lot of fun building his own landspeeder out of legos and using magnets to make it hover across a track. Michael had fun building his own R2D2, out of parts, and making it move. Diane probably most enjoyed the discussions of the very cold planets and where on Earth was comparable. Liza really enjoyed watching the mini-documentaries that were shown at each station. And Tony – well, Tony was in love with the whole thing. It was a really great afternoon.
After the Science Museum, we went downtown to eat at Grumpy’s, one of Tony’s favorite hang outs during his recording and practicing sessions. The food was fantastic – but for some reason our fake-chicken burgers were a major problem. They were out of the right fake patties, then took forever to see what else we wanted – we didn’t end up getting our food until we were ready to go. We had to leave suddenly, because a huge storm was headed directly for the route we’d be driving. So, we ate our fake sandwiches in the car. We didn’t hold it against Grumpy’s though, because we really enjoy their food and love the atmosphere. It was a one time fluke, we think! 🙂
We drove through the storm on our way back to Howard Lake. It was a massive storm, and was incredibly windy. But, we got through it just fine and the rain had pretty much passed through by the time we got home. It was an adventure though!
David and Claire Jorgenson came over early on Sunday morning to chat for awhile with Mark and Diane. Shortly after noon, the Johnsons packe dup and headed back to Aberdeen. We, on the other hand, took a long, long nap!
It was great to have guests here. We hadn’t had anyone stay over at our house since we moved in, so it was fun to have family and extra dogs around for our first overnight guests. The house was crowded but really full of fun at the same time! It was excellent, and we hope that they come again soon!
The rest of this week has been pretty uneventful – except for Tuesday night. Tuesday, Junebug played at The Turf Club, which is on University Ave in ST Paul. The show was fantastic and we all had a lot of fun. Lots of friends were there – Jamie and Todd, Renae and Tate, and of course the Junebug ladies were in attendance. The show was really well received too. Keep your eyes out for more Junebug shows in the near future! 🙂
And check out our photo albums! There are lots more pictures to see!