Our event was held at the Clearwater RV Resort, and we had a great turnout of fantastic, friendly people - everyone was so easy going and good natured. If we ever get the chance to get together again, it is guaranteed to be a good time!
Two bald eagles were perched nearby, so a closer view with binoculars was necessary- you don't see those in Ohio! Plenty of hawks too, so the puppies were kept inside.
Albany, GA - Time to catch up with Billy and family- lots of filming was done in his lab for the documentary, along with enjoying his menagerie of animals: chickens, goats, dogs, cats all roaming freely, along with a beautiful horse! We had Pea Salad for the first time –we were told it’s a Southern thing, and it was delicious! Pregnancy cravings commencing… good thing its so easy to make!
Birmingham, AL- We were at Whole Foods Market Mountain Brook for our stop – what a busy area! There was a non-stop flurry of cars coming in and out, many stopping to curiously ask what we did. Thank you to the many kind folks that stopped by to chat with us. It is so cool to meet people who recall watching since the beginning, when there were less than a few thousand subscribers. As of today, we’re 208,000+ strong! Wow! I think back to when Ben started the channel… “It’s just going to be a hobby…”
Jackson, MS – When we hit the road, we had no idea how curious and tuned-in many students were. This was our largest school presentation yet- at Jackson Academy, Mississippi’s largest private school. The audience: 180+ students in 4th- 6th grade – inquisitive and lively, with many bright little minds in the group. They were so happy that Pluto was a planet again, and started a chant… at the end they crowded Ben with high fives. It was a fun day. Thank you to Lori and Wade of Jackson!
Our event was held at Sci-Port, Louisiana’s Science Center, and despite it being a cold and rainy day, we had the opportunity to meet sponsors (Hi Jim and Susan!) and chat with the locals. Thank you to Greg Andrews, Planetarium Manager, for participating with us and sharing your knowledge!
Our second stop was at Orbital Systems – we had the opportunity to tour their facilities and boy, what a treat! Their specialty- building earth ground stations for satellite data reception. So much of the data that is used in the morning news is from a system of theirs in use somewhere in the world (China, Russia, Japan, Norway, here in the US, etc). To see them up close and learn more was invaluable – more to come in the documentary, but a few photos from our trip are below.