Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Beach

So, it's been a few days, mostly because I moved closer to the beach, and I LOVE the beach.  Today was the perfect beach day, hot and sunny and not too windy and not very many waves.  
That's right. I'm wearing a ridiculous hat and eating an ice cream bar.  It's hard to be me!
The view from my beach chair, the mediterranean ocean, it's too awesome to capture in a photo.

I have been doing something other than sitting at the beach (although not much, and mostly only when it's raining).  Yesterday (it was cool and gray out) I spent the day at the Museo de las Ciencias Príncipe Felipe (Prince Felipe Museum of the Sciences  It's a great science museum with lots of interactive exhibits, and luckily most of the signs describing the exhibits were in English as well as Valenciano (the local dialect) and Castilian. My science vocabulary in Spanish is sadly lacking.  They have a great exhibit on the human genome with separate displays for each of the 23 chromosome pairs with an explanation of what information is carried on each and then interactive activities related to that information.  So, for the chromosomes which are related to sight there were activities related to visual acuity.  It was fascinating.  They also had an exhibit on Marvel Comics superheroes with interactive activities related to the different super heroes and their powers.   It's a really good museum.  I went to the Imax too and saw a movie about the sea, they have the real imax with the dome screen and everything.  Very cool.  In the same complex there's an aquarium, that is supposedly the biggest in Europe, I'm going there tomorrow (it's supposed to rain all day).

I did go out one night and interact with the locals.  The guy who owns this pension is American (from Des Moines of all places) and he invited me out with him and his friends on Wednesday.  Everyone says I sound like a Mexican :)

PS Thanks to Sarah and Kari for the advice on how to add more than one photo!

1 comment:

  1. I am jealous of your beach!! Good move to be closer to the water!