Though we’ve lived here in San Jose for about 6 months now, we are just barely starting to get out and see the city. These are pictures from the times we’ve gotten out these past few months.
Right in San Jose is a really great Egyptian Museum. My friend Mary Lou and I wanted to get out and explore San Jose, so we came to the Egyptian Museum. We spent many hours exploring the museum, reading the informational signs, and listening to the audio tour they have available.
It was really fun to see some of the art from this period. I’ve taken a couple art history classes, and I really enjoy seeing the same art pieces I’ve studied and trying to recall all the details I’ve learned about it.
They had several well preserved mummies in the museum. The museum also had quite a few mummified animals. One of the animals, a baboon, was not actually a real mummified animal. After scanning it, they discovered that it had a jar as the body and other materials to make the arms, legs, and head.
Cindy and Kenny Pratt stopped in San Jose on their way to Santa Cruz to have lunch with Chris and me. After lunch, Cindy and Kenny invited us to explore The Tech Museum with them. Unfortunately, Chris had to head back to work, so he couldn’t come.
In The Tech Museum, they have virtual arm wrestling stations. You’re supposed to be able to arm wrestle people across the globe where they also have these stations, but when we were there none of the other stations were “logged on” so we arm wrestled each other.
They have lots of cool sciency toys to play with and this one would take the blocks and use them to spell whatever you typed into the computer. It knows exactly where each block is located and what letter it is.
While hiking, I looked over the edge of the trail to see two cars nearly covered in dirt. Who knows exactly how they got there, or how long they’ve been there, but we imagine they have been a feature off the side of the trail for a very long time.