Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Body Worlds And The Brain

We don't really take vacations anymore. Like many people since the economic collapse, we will occasionally take an overnight, or a couple of days, close to home. Because of this, and because Rachel is now doing school from home, I like to try and get her out to do interesting and educational things when I can.

Yesterday she had her post-surgical checkup in Portland, so I decided that we'd take the opportunity to see the Body Worlds exhibit at OMSI. The exhibit is ending soon, and I knew there wouldn't really be another chance to see it before it leaves town.

By the way, the incision is healing nicely, and the stitches will begin coming out on their own soon. :)

The surgeon's office is on the 8th floor of OHSU's Center For Health & Healing. From their huge windows, we could see across the river to OMSI, just two bridges away, and about 1/4 mile as the crow flies. Should take about 5 minutes to get there, right? Hah! You know nothing about Portland. It took about 15 minutes, and I had to use my GPS or we'd have been lost forever.

The exhibit was amazing, and we both had a great time. They don't allow photos to be taken in the exhibit, but I do have one of Rachel from outside...

And another of the shirt she picked out for her souvenir...

Rach thought the lightning bolt really represented her epilepsy well, and the Brain Power cracked her up. Oh, how I love this kid!

We are hoping the brochures arrive this week, so we can get them circulating in town. In the meantime, it's business as usual, with school, appts., family, and life. We are so looking forward to the weather improving, so we can get out and move around more comfortably, and start having some fun.


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