Steve and I are both graduates of the University of California at Davis. As proud Aggies, we make it a priority to attend UCD's annual open house, Picnic Day. Picnic Day is SO amazingly cool. Each department opens their building for an activity, show, craft, or project related to their field. This year, we built and drove robots, did a huge variety of multicultural crafts, attended the Materials Science Magic Show, did tie-dye, watched several dance performances, visited the police and fire departments, used a tool to remove popcorn kernels from dried corn, did a taste test of honey, and tackled a rock-climbing wall. And we made this:
If you've been reading my blog from the beginning, you might recognize it. If not, go here to find out how we made this masterpiece.
Each year, we show Trevor the schedule and map and ask what he wants to do at Picnic Day. It's only a one-day event, but there are enough activities that you could spend 2 weeks and still not see everything. It's hard to prioritize, since there is just SO much cool stuff. It's so hard to decide whether to do old favorites or try new things, so we end up doing a combination of both. But no matter what else is on the schedule, there is one thing that Trevor insists on doing.
I can't believe that anything involving maggots has become a cherished family tradition, but somehow it has! Horrifyingly awesome, right?