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Near the end of our OMSI day, Ewe made it to the turbine hall, where there are a whole lot of really fun activities.

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The ball room had lots of air pumps, hoses, and scads of little blue balls which are propelled by air power.

Not much of an activity, but a photo-op was the space suit…

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and at the back of the hall, a crane simulation that the boys really enjoyed.

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There was so at OMSI that we didn’t get to, that we are planning to go back when we are in the Portland area in another week and a bit.

Another post about our trip to OMSI on Thursday.  A step-cousin of Lori’s works at OMSI, and finagled some freebies for us.  One of those freebies was the submarine tour; a tour of the USS Blueback, a smaller diesel electric sub which was retired from active service in 2009.  The sub is permanently moored beside OMSI on the Willamette river.

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Daelynn checking out the periscope

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Davison looking at a control panel

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Brock driving the sub

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Grandpa Ron heading down the stairs

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Brock beside the sub

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The propeller, now a memorial to sunken submarines

At the campsite, there has been no internet connection whatsoever, so I haven’t pushed up many Hubcrate posts.  At OMSI, being a hip sort of place (does ‘hip’ still mean cool, cutting edge anymore?), there is wifi everywhere.

So, some more pics…

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Heidi doing the weather,

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while standing in front of a green screen.

We got to hold a couple of walking stick bugs.

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and touch a ball python…

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and spent some time watching the Gravi-tram.

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in a while, we are going on the submarine tour.