We had a great winter vacation weekend. Started off Friday with games of Dreidel and Monopoly
I won the Monopoly, despite Haga’s attempt to make Akiva win. Akiva did a great job. Kenaz was on Haga’s team and managed the dice rolling and counting.
On Saturday morning we took a train from the SIP-Suzhou station to Shanghai Station, then took 2 subway lines to get to the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum.
The museum had several hands-on science exhibits, as well as a large (maybe stuffed) animal exhibit and an exhibit about spiders. Kids enjoyed it alot. In general a very good winter activity. It also had an Ocean Science exhibit which we skipped. And a Robots exhibit. Many of those robots were broken. And there was a Robot show with a robot theme song, but we all fell asleep during that show while the theme song pumped subliminal commands into our minds.
In the hands-on area they had a game which measured brain-wave amplitude and moved a metal puck (probably with a magnet underneath) according to who had greater amplitude. Of course I beat everyone because my brainwaves are too strong.
Earlier in the day it was drizzling. But at night it started to snow. That was a little problem on the way back… we had to wait for 30 minutes to get a taxi from the train station to home… we could have walked it, but it was very cold and wet. When we got back we had a little fun (although my fingers got frozen)
Sunday morning we went outside to have some more snow-ball fights. Its a nice treat to have snow in Suzhou. Very fun, although right now I don’t want to go back outside.