Category Archives: Out and About

Wordless Wednesday: The World’s Second Largest Dragonfly

At Grandma and Grandpa Summer Camp this year, The Ten-Year-Old netted a giant dragonfly. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Chicago

View of Downtown Chicago from in front of Adler Planetarium. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Man Enters the Cosmos at the Adler Planetarium

Henry Moore’s sundial sculpture outside the Adler Planetarium, titled Man Enters the Cosmos, celebrates our nation’s space program. At the time the sculpture was created in 1980, NASA had already sent men to the moon and probes to Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Ten-Year-Old tours Jurassic World at the Field Museum

Scenes from The Ten-Year-Old’s recent trip to Jurassic World at the Field Museum, Chicago. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Ten-Year-Old’s favorite part of the playground

My daughter has been complaining about the fact that her school plans to replace her favorite playground with an outdoor classroom ever since she first learned of it last week. Yesterday, I got tired of all the unproductive griping. So I handed her my … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: View of MSI from Wooded Isle, Spring 2017

View of the Museum of Science in Chicago from the Wooded Isle in Jackson Park. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Spring!

A cherry tree in bloom on the Wooded Isle in Jackson Park (Chicago, Illinois). Continue reading

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What’s The Ten-Year-Old watching this week?

This week, The Ten-Year-Old and I are headed out to see Disneynature’s Born in China. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales between April 21 – April 27 will go to support the World Wildlife Fund’s efforts to restore habitats essential to the survival of the wild pandas and snow leopards featured in the film. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: “What kind of tree is that?”

No, seriously. We want to know. We saw these Monster Pollen Buds while wandering through Hollywood Studios at DisneyWorld last month. None of us knew what kind of tree this was. If you do, please leave a comment or send me an … Continue reading

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Night Sky Watch: The moon helps Mommyo spot Jupiter, again

Just after sunset tonight, glance up at the full moon. That bright star immediately next to it is Jupiter. Enjoy the view. Related Links:  Top 7 Must-See Sky Events in 2017 (National Geographic)

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