Sunday, February 11, 2007

Eastern Hemisphere . . . Here we come!!!

Well, we decided that we needed a break from our BIG weekend get-aways . . . so, we decided to just go and visit the "Eastern Hemisphere" for the morning!

...So, we headed out for Greenwich park in London. What a HUGE and beautiful park it was too!
Crossing over the Greenwich meridian line into the eastern hemisphere was a very monumental moment. At least Jared thought so until we realized that we had already crossed over the line (without knowing it) while walking through the park to get into the museum. Oops!!!
We REALLY enjoyed the Royal Observatory museum! It was really cool to learn how they figured out how to work out the "longitude problem." We also enjoyed seeing and learning about the amazing clocks they had there.

Later in the afternoon we went and visited the Natural History museum. Maybe we do come from monkeys after all - Can't you see the resemblance?
We were pretty tired so we only spent an hour or two there before heading next door to the Science museum. It was pretty cool to see how technology has changed and developed as the years have gone by. I especially liked seeing the progression from horse and buggy to the modern day automobile!Their flight exhibit was also really neat to look through!
We enjoyed our day in London again and this time had a much better dinner experience there! By the way, Brian - guess what Jared had for lunch? Bratwurst and saurkraut! Yum!

We also purchased theatre tickets for later in the week, so stayed tuned . . . .

Love you all!

1 comment:

Scott said...

Pretty cool, we are so jealous of all the fun you are having. A cool adventure every weekend. I appreciated the link to solving the longitudinal problem. Neat story.