Explorations

We finally made it to it to the New Mexico Natural History & Science Museum  in Albuquerque. It was my first time there. Once again I can’t believe how much I have missed out on by not going there. Well, we finally went to see the DaVinci exhibit. The exhibit has been there since February 2018 and was scheduled to close at the end of July. But due to high attendance, the exhibit has been extended until the end of August 2018.

The first floor of the exhibit is dedicated to Leonardo DaVinci, the artist. Due to modern technology, we can actually see what were the original colors of the Mona Lisa. There is also a discussion about who the Mona Lisa was, and an analysis of the Mona Lisa, the painting. There are three paintings on the Mona Lisa canvas.  I thought the timeline of the history of the Mona Lisa was fascinating. I had no idea that DaVinci went to France. The king of France bought the Mona Lisa. That’s why it is in the Louvre. I didn’t know that, for a time, the Mona Lisa had been stolen by a man who worked at the Louvre.

The second floor of the exhibit is devoted to the science of DaVinci. There are models of some of his many inventions. Some of the inventions he designed were a submarine, a tank, a portable bridge, a scuba diving suit, parachute, a flying machine, and a self-propelled car.

This was a very inspiring exhibit. I thought it was very well done. In fact, I was impressed by the entire museum. They have dinosaur bones from New Mexico. This exhibit was really a treat and there were several children enjoying the dinosaurs. There was also a planetarium that has several daily presentations.

We are going to go back, now that I know what I have been missing. This place is a fun way to learn about science.

 

 

On April 14, 2018, I took another Nutrition class at Santa Fe Community College. I took Amanda Hatherly’s Advanced Plant Based NutritionIt is a wonderful class! I learn a lot and get many, many ideas on how to eat better. You see I have been eating my entire life and I really didn’t know anything about nutrition. I started my quest a few years ago. I have taken several online nutrition courses at Santa Fe Community College. All these courses have been helpful on my food journey. Amanda’s class comes with recipes and food. It is a wonderful Continuing Education course.

Ok, that is my Cutie peel in the bottom right photo. Currently, I am a pescatarian. I do not eat red meat. I haven’t had a hamburger or steak in many years.

A while back, I decided I didn’t like to eat steaks but I still think that a cooked steak has one of the most incredible aromatic smells you could ever find. I used to love Bobcat Bite’s burgers. Bobcat Bite’s burger has come into Santa Fe and has evolved into Santa Fe Bite.  Although I did have a delicious sausage from Joe’s Sausage in Albuquerque about 2 years ago at Santa Fe Brewing’s October Fiesta. Sadly, Joe’s Sausage is no more. Joe went back East. I guess my meat loving days are over. But my vegetarian days are coming…