Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Balboa Park

On Monday morning I had to go and see someone (a Nurse Practitioner, a specially trained nurse who is able to write out a lot of prescriptions for medicines) about my bloodshot eyes (she says I have "pink eye" or conjunctivitis - yuck!).  I now have to have eyedrops to help my eyes get better.

After that, we went to Balboa Park where they have heaps of museums and gardens.  We only went to one museum, the Air and Space Museum.  It has the top of Apollo 9, the only flying replica of Charles Lindbergh's plane, the Spirit of St Louis, a Curtiss Robin, a Robinson helicopter which has been cut open for people to sit in, and lots of other planes and helicopters.  It also has a room for kids to play in and to learn about flying.  We also watched a 4D movie about skate-boarding at a skate park in the future.  We had to wear 3D glasses and the seats moved and there were puffs of air to make it seem as if we were skating.

After we left the museum we saw an electric car being charged up, then we went to meet Tante Thea and Miss Ronnie and walk around Balboa Park.  We were able to sail a boat in a fountain.  The boat was made out of rubbish (plastic bottles, plastic bags) by a man.  We also saw a guy skateboarding who was trying to jump down 2 sets of stairs and do a spin over the bottom set.

When we walked through the cactus garden, we saw lots of cactuses, a lizard, a small hummingbird (they are the only bird in the world that can fly backwards).  We saw a man in the garden with very black feet probably, because he did not have a home.

Later on, Karl and I went with Tante Thea and Miss Ronnie to have a sleep-over at their hotel room.  We had lots of fun.

1 comment:

Raewyn McGregor said...

Now that you've got some ear drops for your eye (funny eh?) I hope it is starting to get better. Thank you for the wonderful stories you are posting. I do enjoy reading them and finding out what you are up to. Balboa Park sounds a great place. I'd love to go to the Air & Space Museum, because my dad was in the Air Force and we used to see lots of planes.

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