Friday, April 1, 2011

Space Week

This week Austin got a visit from NASA. Austin is chock full of educational opportunities for "schools" and I try to take advantage of as many of them as possible. Some end up being a hit and others are found to be better explored solo.

Honestly, I didn't have high hopes for the NASA Space Week. I don't know why, just a hunch. Luckily my hunch was wrong. We arrived at the Capitol expecting to just check it out and move on. We ended up being there a couple of hours. Summer was enjoying it more than I expected and requested to keep looking around even when I started to hint that it was time to go.

There were a lot of interesting activities that seemed to pique her interest. All in all I give it a thumbs up. We even got free Amy's ice cream...mmmmmm.

While were there they were having some sort of political rally. Sum's latest interest is in spying, FBI, CIA, and private investigation. Not really sure how to expound on her interest as it's not a common kid interest and that I know of there aren't any kid classes for being a "spy". I have even scoured the Internet for FBI and kids and can't seem to come up with anything that would give us some activities for such. So, when she saw the political security she was very intrigued. As much as I wanted to go up and ask them questions about their job for Sum I didn't feel it was appropriate given the circumstances..oh, well..

Another highlight of the day was counting hippo's in Hutto on the ride home. That's another post for another day...


  1. Spook web sites for kids:

    Just understand, this is a grass roots recruiting tool by these super sleuth organizations.

  2. Lusky thank you once again for taking me on a tour of your world, I love you outings so much, showing me more of our glorious planet.

  3. You do such a good job of exploring her interests. We sent our daughter to Space Camp one summer in California. She thought it was okay, but not something she wanted to do again the next summer, as our friend's son wanted to do.

  4. Archie loves spy stuff too. There are some cool DK or Usbourne books out there that talk all about different spy gear.

    Check into Forensics classes in your area. Your city is big enough that you might be able to find something. We have a Forensics classes at University of Cincinnati (or Cincinnati State, I forget which one) for homeschoolers but Archie doesn't fall into the age range just yet.