Monday, August 15, 2011
Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum and Pier 84
On Thursday, Kevin had a meeting with one of the curators at the Intrepid about an upcoming exhibit on ejection seats, Kevin's weird area of expertise. After their talk, he's going to be lending them a couple of seats and some other stuff for the exhibit. Mikro and I tagged along, and got to enjoy the museum and the park at neighboring Pier 84. One of Mikro's favorite exhibits was the LEGO model of the Intrepid.
We explored the hanger deck first, and particularly the kid friendly zone, then moved on to Combat Information Center, and finally, the flight deck. My two aviation geeks were in heaven.
Then we spent a peaceful and relaxing evening watching the sun set from Pier 84 (although first, Mikro got himself thoroughly soaked and cooled off in the water park area.) It's been a long time since we just hung out like that. Usually we are rushing off on some amazing field trip, and often we have more than one thing to do in a day. We were thinking about heading to the Times Square Discovery Exposition Center to see the Pompeii exhibit, but my back was bad, and we decided to save it for another day, and just enjoy the afternoon. I'm glad we did!