The afternoon was "free time" to do whatever we each wanted to do. Some went on a hike, some went to town to explore or shop, some relaxed at camp. Susan and rode into town and did laundry and visited the bike shop to have her gear cable replace (and to look at a bike shop of course). A free afternoon had sounded so glorious -- but before we knew it -- it was over! Not to fret. Dinner with our gang and a trip to Kovac Planetarium was next.
This planetarium is the largest rotating mechanical globe style planetarium in the world. I have never even heard of a mechanical planetarium before, and now I learn there are apparently others, though smaller, in the world? Learn something every day.
Remember Melanie from the wolf day? She drove us in the school bus to the planetarium and some of us asked if she was old enough to drive! She said yes, and if need be she would show us her license ;'-)
|A bus ride with this group is always a good time, as they never stop talking and it is such fun to hear all the excitement in the voices.|
|Susan at the planetarium.|
When Frank Kovac was twelve years old, his dad bought him his first telescope. His interest in stars, the solar system and the universe grew right from the start and has never stopped. Frank built this incredible planetarium and painted EACH star and every Galaxy himself.
|Frank Kovac educates adults as well as school children with his creation that does not depend on it being a clear night.|
|Getting ready to watch the rotating globe|
So ended our rest day.