Saturday, October 24, 2009

10/15/2009 – Turtle Bay Exploration Park – Redding, CA

We arrived at the Redding, CA Elks lodge on October 14th, got set up in our site then headed out to get in our Costco fix.  When we got back, we talked with Laurie and Odel who were camped a couple of spaces over from us.  Laurie handles the membership for the Escapees Boomers BOF and has a fantastic fulltime RV travel blog titled Semi-True Tales of Our Life on the Road.  They told us about the exhibits in Redding that were interesting and also informed us that the weather would be better on Friday for going to Lassen National Park.

On Thursday, we headed out to the Turtle Bay Exploration Park for a tour. 

As we headed toward the main exhibition building, we came across this strange sight.  Just how often do you see someone out walking their porcupine?


The primary exhibit we wanted to see was called The Art of the Brick which was all art work completed with Lego blocks.  It was pretty amazing.

Here is a human heart:


There was this huge t-rex:


And then there were picture in picture type displays.  There was one titled the future that was of a computer chip in black and white, but if you looked at it sideways, it read “tomorrow”:


Tomorrow Another was called Crowd and it also looked like an eye:


When the artist was setting up his exhibit, he built this lego pencil (spelling out the word “yes”) in the main lobby.


The other big exhibit at the park was titled “The Scoop on Poop!”  It was very well done, with humor, but still educational and tasteful.


This must be the educational, tasteful and humor part here:


This is the Sundial Bridge that crosses the Sacramento River.  It was built to connect the cities walking/biking trails.


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