Neil (nt) wrote,

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This afternoon we went to the Glenbow Museum to view The Mysterious Bog People exhibit. Fascinating, especially seeing how their tools evolved through the stone age and the bronze age.

Also watched the solar eclipse, broadcast from Antarctica on the Discovery Channel. Exciting stuff -- compared to watching paint dry. Actually, it did get quite interesting when the total eclipse approached. Closeups showed the outline of the mountains of the moon and flares from the surface of the sun. And the corona was impressive, once the eclipse was total. I also found it interesting that it was warmer in Antarctica than it was here in Calgary yesterday. Perhaps I should consider it as a holiday destination.

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    The second week of our vacation was spent on the island of Kauai. We hadn't been there before, so we did a lot of exploring. Our hotel was in Kapa'a,…

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    We spent the first week of our vacation in Waikiki, staying at the Park Shore Hotel. We've stayed there before and like it because it is right on…

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