Monday, September 26, 2011

Mt Pleasant Glass Festival and Carnegie Science Center

On Saturday, Sue and I went to Mount Pleasant for the Glass and Ethnic Festival.
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There were lots of vendors and a few glass demonstrations.
This young man is etching the glass on this bowl.
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Glass blowing
Iron Forging
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On Sunday, Sue and her husband Ernie joined us at Carnegie Science Center for the free day they were having.
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The Science Center is really geared to children, but do you see the submarine parked in the left hand corner? That is what I was anxious to see. You can tour the inside of the USS. Requin.
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The USS Requin holds the distinction of being the Navy's first Radar Picket submarine. It was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for the requin, a sand shark.
It is amazing that 80 men lived and worked in such a small, confined space.
The Requin never actually entered battle. Her scheduled departure date was August 21, 1945. Fortunately World War II officially ended on the 15th.
Torpedo tubes. Some of the men had bunks over and underneath the torpedoes.
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A control panel, one of many.
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There was a lot to see in the sub, but it doesn’t have the room to take good photos.
We did do some touring inside.
I liked the robots
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and the infrared demonstration, I’m on the left holding the camera, of course.
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The Science Center would be an awesome place to take children.
We went to lunch at former Steeler Jerome Bettis’ restaurant, Grill 36
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They served one of the best hamburgers I have ever eaten.  It was so unlike other theme restaurants; it wasn’t just about the ambiance.
So, it was a great weekend with friends.
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