Monday, January 21, 2008

Friday Field Trip: Natural History Museum

Field trip to the Museum of Natural History at the University of Oregon.

If you get a chance, go there to see the oldest shoe in the world.

"Experience 15,000 years of Northwest cultural history and 200 million years of geology. Realistic environmental displays portray four geographic regions of Oregon, each a different time in history." (From the museum website.)

The hands-on room is the best. Here, first-grade gent is examining an actual lion skull.

Nature walk through the Eugene Pioneer Cemetery, also on campus, 16 acres of trees, grass and old graves.

The fine young gents consented to pose for a picture before they ran down the path.

It's a wonderful walk. Even in 35 degree weather. Brr!

Heading back, thirty minutes later: Mom forgot to put quarters in the meter, and we're all freezing. Time for ramen at Toshi's!


Irie said...

I wish you were MY mom.. that sounds like so much fun! What silly boys "posing" for that picture... :)

Cathy said...

Yeah...but if I were your mom I would never never take you to knitting stuff. ;-)


living in PA said...

What a cool place!! I want to go there. The restaurant too...I need a noodle house!