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Dogs, dogs, and more dogs!

Filed under: — stan @ 8:32 pm

Today we went to the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana. They were having a special exhibit about dogs, including a dog stunt show, so Lucinda wanted to go see it.

The parking was full when we got there, and there was a long line to get in. I suppose I should consider it a good sign that that many people want to go to a science museum. But on the other hand, I think it may have more to do with the fact that it’s actually a pretty small museum, and the parking lot is also small. Anyway, after parking the car at the nearby mall (there’s no shortage of those in Orange County) we got our tickets and went in.

We saw a presentation on therapy dogs at the local Children’s Hospital, and we got to meet and pet one of the dogs.

The main event of the day was the dog stunt show. The dogs did tricks, including catching, jumping, and running obstacle courses. They were all very good at what they did, and it was very entertaining.

The last thing we did was to ride in the earthquake simulator. It’s one of the better museum earthquake simulators, and it’s more realistic than most. They also have a whole section of the earthquake exhibit devoted to Lucy Jones, which is funny to me, since I work with her. I don’t think of her as being famous, but she’s about as famous as a scientist can be. (Have I mentioned lately that I really like my job?)

After the museum, we stopped off at the mall where we’d parked the car so that Cathy could look for some red hair color. The red she’d gotten just wasn’t red enough. While she discussed hair color minutiae with the beauty supply people, Lucinda and I went and got ice cream.

It was a fun day.

3 Responses to “Dogs, dogs, and more dogs!”

  1. erica Says:

    Another dog lover. The show sounds v. cool. As does riding an earthquake simulator…

    I responded to your invitation to a ride on my site – I’m in for Sunday. I’m sweating as I write it, but I’m in.


    I finally got around to adding your site to my “links”! Do you have an RSS feed I’m missing?

  2. erica Says:

    yes, you do have an RSS feed. Ignore me.

  3. Empress Juju Says:

    I understand about the red not being red enough: sometimes, you have an idea of how you need to look, and nothing will do until you get there. Good for her for not settling!

    Not so much understanding on the need for an earthquake simulator in So Cal, but I reckon it could reduce the freak-out factor if you’ve got the sense memory. I have the sense memory from 1971, 1987, 1989(I was in the Bay Area) and 1994.

    If you notice any good, cheap apartments on your rides, drop me a line, willya?

    The Empress

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