We spent almost 2-1/2 hours looking carefully at the items. I purchased the expanded catalog book because of one item that I dearly want to try and make for myself that was only pictured in that. We looked at other books, etc., in the exhibit bookstore as well as the general museum store, but the book was the only thing we bought. Then we spent another two hours exploring the museum, playing with the various exhibits, pushing buttons and testing our child-like understanding. I was very pleased that we had the appointment we did. The exhibit wasn't crowded and it was easy to get up close to each item. By the time we left, the line to get in was huge and I am sure that our emply views would not have existed for those people.
Afterwards we went to dinner at Outback Steak House - ummmm...prime rib and two margaritas each. Simply lovely. I brought half of mine meat back home for dinner tonight. But our heat is unabated and it was hot and sticky at home. I tossed and turned all night and managed to get about four hours of sleep, but I think I'll grab a quick 45 minutes nap before heading out to work today. I'm just too tired to drive just now.