Today we went to a park – in Spanish it is Parque Explora. At the entrance there was a bunch of fun stuff. The best was a marble thing. You would put a marble-type thing at the bottom of a lifting device then it would be lifted to the top. Then it would go through a course. There were dividing type things that would send it a different way each time it went on them. There was one way, the fastest, that was probably the coolest. That one would start out normal then the marble would go down a really steep drop, then go around a bunch of loopdy-doops, then it would jump over to the other rail. Other ways would cause it to go around a coil and be spit out the bottom, and to go down some tracks that would move and release the marble at the other track side. We were allowed into 2 of the 4 rooms with the ticket we bought. We went into the technology and physics. They were fun.
Daryl’s Journal September 4
About Nancy Sathre-VogelAfter 21 years as a classroom teacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico. Now they are back in Idaho, putting down roots, enjoying life at home, and living a different type of adventure. It's a fairly sure bet that you'll find her either writing on her computer or creating fantastical pieces with the beads she's collected all over the world.
What are we doing now?
Nancy is an artist and metalsmith making wearable art from recycled metal and antique components.
John is busy either hiking or planning his next long-distance hike.
Davy is studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Boise State University.
Daryl is studying Computer Science and Software Engineering at University of Texas Dallas.