Columbus, Ohio

At 2pm on Friday before Memorial Day weekend, we decided on a whim to take a weekend trip down to Columbus, Ohio.

Six foot tall concrete corn cobs: The main reason we drove to Columbus (not really)


Our next stop was the Graeter’s Ice Cream factory, home of some of the best ice cream anywhere

The production room at Graeter’s Ice Cream


Scoops & Chutes, the indoor playground at the Graeter’s factory






Kyle examines an antique ice cream machine


For lunch we stopped at the Schmidt’s Sausage Haus und Restaurant for some authentic German food.




Our next stop was at COSI. Katra worked here for a time when she lived in Ohio.





This is a gigantic wire model of a human skeleton that is suspended above the atrium


Two against one, but I think Ian may win out of pure enthusiasm



Kyle standing in front of a scale model of COSI that used to be in the office where Katra worked



This was one of the best exhibits in the museum. It is an animated map of Mt. Rainier and the surrounding area. You can move the little cloud shapes around to see the paths water flows when it rains in that area, and the magnifying glass shape causes the map underneath to be dynamically zoomed in.


Ian lands on the moon




Our two newest astronauts



Kyle and Ian inside the submarine


Kyle pilots a tiny remote controlled submarine. The screen shows a live feed from a camera built in to the submarine.


Ian watching the remote controlled submarine move around





An actual antique horse carriage, in a very authentic recreation of an old blacksmith shop. Complete with authentic exit sign.



The latest in cooking technology



Probably the only time in Ian’s life when he will do this


Kyle lifts himself with the aid of some pulleys.


78 MPH wind tunnel test


Last we visited the replica of the Santa Maria along the river

Worn out from a busy weekend

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