One of the neatest things we found in Washington DC was http://www.dceaglecam.org/. Two bald eagles are nesting in the National Arboretum. The visitor center had a large screen displaying the live online feed of the nest where a parent was sitting on two eggs. It was cool. When we got home from DC, the first egg (DC4) had hatched. The next day we watched live while the 2nd egg (DC5) hatched. That was the most awesome thing.
So we check in most days and watch the baby eaglets. The parents bring them all sorts of food. Rabbit, pigeon, duck, mostly fish. So the other night we're watching and Tabby points out the tail that was left of the most recent fish and deadpans, "Or maybe it was a baby mermaid."
That's my girl!
Ben is starting at the Milwaukee School of Engineering next fall. He went down for a new student orientation earlier this year and talked to some students representatives from the school's gaming club. They invited him to their annual game convention, Concinnity, and we went there this past Saturday.
It was all right. There weren't many scheduled games, but they had vendors, a library of board games and video games. I took down Scythe. We met a guy named Jim who was at the convention with a bunch of kids from a local high school where he taught Theology. He played Scythe with us. Crushed us. Ben played a bunch of Smash Bros. There was a continuous run of games from jackbox.tv which are kind of fun. Everyone logs into an online server with their smartphones then watches a computer screen (in this case, projected onto a large screen) where fun questions are displayed. Everyone submits an answer on his or her phone, the answers are displayed and points handed out depending on what the game is. Fun social game. Ben & I played a bunch of rounds with another 7 or 8 con-goers. I even won a key, as a door prize, to get a free jackbox game from Steam. I'll have to go check them out and pick one.
At lunch time we picked up Sam and went to Dairy Queen. Then on the way home, as we drove by Sheboygan, we stopped to get Jackson and had dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings. Seeing them was a cool bonus to an already fun day.