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Post by Tesral » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:03 am

Did you miss me?

My wife Susan and I took a 25th anniversary vacation to Chicago. Hit a couple of museums, had some fun and rolled back home about 4:30 local.

Two stand outs. I have wanted to see the U-505 for years. I know it was in the Science & Technology Museum. What I did not expect was my reaction. I found it very sobering. This giant magnificent machine, made to kill people. I patted the bow, and told it "Never again".

The second was an unexpected, near religious experience. They had the command module from the Apollo 8 mission to the Moon, the first, the one that gave us the Earth Rise picture, and the uplifting Christmas message, "To all of us on the good Earth." I was stunned, and a bit choked up. The Astronauts were the heroes of my youth and this was the very place the very ship some of that happened.

The other Museum was the Field Museum of Natural history. It would take two days to go though the place bit by bit. Seeing the Titanasaur in the dead bone was just wow. It can look you in the eye if you are on the balcony three stories up. Sue the T Rex is on display as well. I was bitten by Sue. WE had the dinosaurs of course the mammal and bird collections, the special exhibit of Mummies, China and Antarctic dinosaurs. And we ran out of day. About half the place unseen.
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Post by shiftdel » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:24 am

oh, man, I am dying of envy...

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Post by SKO » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:36 pm

Growing up a student in Illinois meant yearly field trips to both of those museums and now that I'm an adult I miss the free trip every year.

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Post by Tesral » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:52 pm

shiftdel wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:24 am
oh, man, I am dying of envy...
My wallet is just dying. It's a pricy town.
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Post by Tesral » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:26 am

I'm starting to unpack the pictures from the trip. Only two on the phone.

Quetzalcoatlus northropi in flight. Biiig chicken.
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And standing with my wife Sue for scale.
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Re: I'm back

Post by Xen » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:04 pm

mmm chicken. finger lickin' good.

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Re: I'm back

Post by Tesral » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:11 pm

Xen wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:04 pm
mmm chicken. finger lickin' good.
That would take one hell of a rotisserie.
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Re: I'm back

Post by Xen » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:14 pm

and only two hot wings. :(

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Post by Tesral » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:20 pm

Xen wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:14 pm
and only two hot wings. :(
But the SIZE!
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Re: I'm back

Post by Xen » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:47 pm

two hot wings is still just two hot wings. i can't help but feel cheated. :P

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