We got up early and headed up to Boulder for a GILLS club meeting. Grace and I got dropped at the dive shop while the rest of the crew hung out at Barnes and Noble. We thought this meeting was going to pair kids up with a marine biologist, but it turned out to be a meeting for shark conservation and shark studies.
So, Grace got some hands-on learning about sharks. This activity was cute, they strapped a shark to a metal detector and used it to show how sharks use electroreceptors to find fish.
Grace didn’t mind that the meeting focused on sharks, but we were happy to hear that they are starting another club that is marine biology focused and not just shark focused.
We also found out about on-line marine biology education and some other stuff that will come in handy.
We had an adventure for lunch. We stopped in at the original Pizzeria Locale and were enjoying our salads when- WHAM! CRASH! The ceiling across the room crashed onto two tables and gravel and cement came pouring out. A few seconds later more gravel and cement poured out and we realized that the construction crew that was working next door must have been working on the roof, pouring the stuff on there and there must have been a hole that went right above the restaurants ceiling. No one was sitting in that area, thank goodness, and one of the waiters ran outside to tell the crew to stop what they were doing. Pictures were taken, the crew came in and cleaned up and no other patrons were allowed in. It was crazy, I am so glad that it wasn’t 30 minutes later, there would have been people sitting there for sure.
We had no more excitement on the way home and we chilled out until Bethany got picked up for a sleepover. Joel came home and told us about his ski trip (he’s been with friends the past 9 days.) He had one crash on the slopes, someone ran into him from behind, and apparently he was knocked out and hurt his leg. He woke up and made it down the mountain, but didn’t ski any more after that. His leg looked fine to me, so maybe he just sprained it. I’m glad that I didn’t know about it when it happened, he was in Tahoe and worrying about it wouldn’t have done me any good. Just glad that he made it home in one piece.
Hoping for a nice calm day at home tomorrow.