Note: I’m going to write some of my adventures in a backward order. Just bear with it for now. This US trip has been very enriching for me and although I initially planned on having a progressive travel blog, it was pretty challenging since my travel partner and I have been all over the place in quite a short period at a time. So, I was savouring my moment in the places that we’ve been while socializing and meeting new friends at the same time. We flew from Shanghai, China in 24 June, Saturday at about 8pm, arrived in Newark, New Jersey on the same day at around 9pm or so. It was a 16hours or so, ordeal on top of the 2hours delay from Shanghai. To date, I would try to recall the places that we’ve to so far:
Week 1: New York City, NY
Week 2: West Chester, Philadelphia
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Seven Oaks, Virginia
(I forgot the name of the city) Maryland
Week 3: Boston, Massachusetts
Bimhangtom, New York
Week 4: Fort Collins, Colorado
Rocky Mountains National Park, Colorado
I will eventually post how I spent my time in each place in time before I get back to Shanghai.
For now, I will share a few pictures from my time at the Denver National Museum of Nature and Science. I went there with Kaitlin and Michael last Wednesday, 27 July.
We left around 7:30am since Kaitlin had to do some volunteer work at the museum. Kaitlin is a really cool and smart girl. She’s one of the many good friends that Michael have in the US. She studied Biological Anthropology in Colorado State University and did an internship with the team of expert scientists behind the digging of the Mammoth fossil relics in Snowmass, Colorado.
While Kaitlin had to work on the Mammoth fossils, Michael and I got to explore the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Click this link for more details: http://www.dmns.org/).
We signed up for the IMAX 2D movie: Journey to Space in the morning. While waiting for our movie schedule, we checked out the Space Odyssey exhibit area. It was the most fascinating exhibit that I have seen so far. You should check out their link:
I have become very fond of watching IMAX movies that right after watching Journey, we moved on into watching Mysteries of the Great Lakes. It was a story about the near-extinction of the Sturgeons. I was deeply touched by the dedication of the team that went out of their way to make sure that Sturgeons continue to breed healthily.
After meeting up with Kaitlin for lunch, Michael and I went to the exhibit about Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship (Here is the link: http://whydah.com).
The exhibit showcased a lot of the discovered bits and pieces of the pirates’ weapons, clothing, gear, and other possessions that have been plucked from the wreck of the Whydah Gally off Cape Cod. I found it interestingly funny to be walking alongside excited pre-school kids who happened to be having their summer group tour in the museum. It made me reminisce about my pre-school days, minus the museum tours (because we didn’t have any).
Afterwards, we went to the Prehistoric Journey area, where there were a lot of ginormous Dinosaur fossil castings. I find this battle between the Allosaurus and the Stegosaurus completely captivating:
I tried to compare my bite with theirs but I think it’s pretty obvious that I am no match.
They did stand tall among the rest of their species.
Yikes! For more details about Prehistoric Journey, check their link (http://www.dmns.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/prehistoric-journey exhibit).
We ended our tour by going to the Expedition Health exhibit area where we had to be given a Peak Pass so we can better enjoy our expedition to find out more about our health.
Now, it’s 3:58 AM here and as much as I want to blog more about the rest of my trip, I need to be healthy to do so.
Until the next US State people. Have a nice day ahead!