Cleopatra Exhibit at the CA Science Center

Yesterday I spent the afternoon at my mom’s and headed home around 7pm. When I got there I was HUNGRY and quickly made my usual fare: cheese and egg quesadilla. (I also had this for breakfast today!)

After dinner I wanted dessert but our supplies are lacking, so I had to get creative. I used up the remaining sticky marshmallows (from homemade smores) and made Kashi Heart to Heart cereal treats. The sprinkles made them significantly better wlEmoticon winkingsmile Cleopatra Exhibit at the CA Science CenterIMG 6511 800x600 thumb Cleopatra Exhibit at the CA Science Center

This morning my alarm woke me up and fueled up before my long run – AB&J toast with iced coffee.IMG 6519 800x600 thumb Cleopatra Exhibit at the CA Science Center

I ran 15 miles in 2:15:25image thumb5 Cleopatra Exhibit at the CA Science Center

Post-long run I am always a little delirious and dehydrated. Not sure why I made a vlog as evidence… luckily (?) it won’t upload. I’ll deal with it tomorrow.

Then, I cleaned up fast to head out the door…IMG 6521 600x800 thumb Cleopatra Exhibit at the CA Science Center

Last night my mom invited Ben and I to see the Cleopatra exhibit at the California Science Center with her and my little brother Matt. IMG 6563 600x800 thumb Cleopatra Exhibit at the CA Science Center

First there was an IMAX movie about Egypt. It focused on the search for King Tut’s tomb and how the ancient Egyptians built the pyramids and tombs.IMG 6526 800x600 thumb Cleopatra Exhibit at the CA Science Center

We had a little wait between the movie and the time our tickets were for the exhibit so we ate lunch. Actually, I ate lunch on the way…IMG 6524 800x600 thumb Cleopatra Exhibit at the CA Science Center

I got a McD’s iced coffee without cream while everyone else ate. It wasn’t good. Shocker. Shoulda just got it with the cream.IMG 6531 600x800 thumb Cleopatra Exhibit at the CA Science Center

Time for Cleopatra! I didn’t bring my DSLR cam because the last time we came to an exhibit here cameras were prohibited.

I was very surprised to see they were actually encouraged with this one!IMG 6561 800x600 thumb Cleopatra Exhibit at the CA Science Center

Just thinking about how the Egyptian civilization thrived over 4,000 years ago is crazy! IMG 6533 600x800 thumb Cleopatra Exhibit at the CA Science CenterIMG 6540 800x600 thumb Cleopatra Exhibit at the CA Science CenterIMG 6541 800x600 thumb Cleopatra Exhibit at the CA Science CenterIMG 6538 800x600 thumb Cleopatra Exhibit at the CA Science Center

These artifacts are older than I can wrap my head around. It’s beyond amazing how good they still look. IMG 6537 600x800 thumb Cleopatra Exhibit at the CA Science Center

Alexandria, where Cleopatra called home, was destroyed by a series of natural disasters and is now under water. So, finding artifacts and piecing together the history has been a huge challenge for researchers. IMG 6544 800x600 thumb Cleopatra Exhibit at the CA Science Center

After Cleopatra’s death the Romans “re-wrote” her life story and destroyed most likenesses of her so we don’t really know what she looked like.IMG 6550 800x600 thumb Cleopatra Exhibit at the CA Science Center

Two years ago I saw the Mummies exhibit with Matt and my mom at the Science Center.matt and monica at mummies Cleopatra Exhibit at the CA Science Center

Matt has grown so much (but still hasn’t mastered keeping his eyes open for pictures)!

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We had a great time wlEmoticon smile1 Cleopatra Exhibit at the CA Science CenterIMG 6557 600x800 thumb Cleopatra Exhibit at the CA Science Center

Toward the end of our exploration I started to get super hungry and my mom saved the day with a baggie of trail mix in her purse. I needed that.

But, I was still pretty hungry so we got dinner as soon as we were close to home – Hawaiian BBQ. I got the Mahi Mahi with brown rice and devoured it. IMG 6567 800x600 thumb Cleopatra Exhibit at the CA Science Center

I also stole a few bites of Ben’s Macaroni Salad. I love mayo based salads what what.IMG 6568 800x600 thumb Cleopatra Exhibit at the CA Science Center

Now I’m blogging on the way home. There may be will definitely be a pit stop at Yogurtland wlEmoticon winkingsmile Cleopatra Exhibit at the CA Science Center

Comments

  1. Lorin says

    I think it’s so motivating that you can run 15 miles…I can’t even imagine!! I know you can be hard on yourself (me too!), but you are definitely inspiring..keep it up! :)

  2. says

    There is a great biography of Cleopatra that came out a few years ago that you could check out if you are interested. She’s a pretty fascinating woman.

    Congrats on your long run! You are doing a super job training for NYC!

  3. kate says

    Just fyi—the long dress looks fantastic on you! You look great (I want to say “you look really thin,” but I never know if I will be attacked for that kind of comment–so risky!)

  4. says

    That looks like such a cool exhibit! They keep just bringing the Bodies exhibit at our local science museum. I saw it once and I have no desire to ever see it again!

  5. Marija says

    SO cool you got to check out the Cleo exhibit! It was here by me in Milwaukee a few months back, and my procrastinating got the best of me and I missed it! Kicking myself….

  6. Jen says

    OMG, you need to buy stock in frozen yogurt! Do you budget an enormous amount each month for your fix!? Mine is iced tea from either McD’s or Sonic. I go through at least every other day!

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