Our Trip To Columbus

Jonny and Sa-Yeon entertain themselves at AI Fusion.

Jonny likes chewing (sugarfree) gum.

The boys begin their tour of Columbus, Ohio.

At the firefighter and police memorial statue.

Benny checks out the topiary re-creation of
Seurat's masterpiece, A Sunday Afternoon on
the Island of La Grande Jatte.

Benny and Jonny get a closer look.

Checking out some duckies.

 Jonny: "The daddy duck is called a dwake."

 The boys take the Sprinkler Challenge.

A trip to the sort-of open Columbus Museum of Art.

 The boys like to create!

It's a bit abstract, but it'll do.

Jonathan amongst the Chihuly.

The boys enjoy the butterfly lecture at
the Franklin Park Conservatory.

Mommy gets up close and personal
with one of the stars of the show.

Boy, boy, koi.

Benny explores the plastic practice Chihuly.

Don't adjust your monitors--that's a waterfall!

The boys pose in front of a bonsai fig tree
("ficus benjamina," which is why we took the picture).

Crossing the Scioto River

The boys pose in front of the
Center of Science and Industry.

Jonny does his pediatrics rotation.

Our sons the doctors.

Ben meets the wildlife.

A sensory experience.

Christina's umbrella offers
better coverage than the boys'.

Our surly commuters blend in.

Our audience with an albino python at the
Columbus Zoo (also in the room: cheetah,
flamingo, penguin, big turtle, and a weird
cat-like thingy--but not all at the same time).

Jack Hanna encounters his
wildest animals yet--the Kalts.

Oh, the huge manatee!

Benny liked the manatee exhibit...

...and the flamingos...

...and the person in the bald eagle suit...

...and a polar bear.

Benny makes friends easily.

"And they say *I* look just like *my* brother."

Don't worry, folks, despite appearances,
that's not a real polar bear mauling Benny.

And that's not a real polar
bear that Benny is mauling.

It was only a matter of time
before the law caught up with them.

No jury in the world could convict that face.

Action shot: sifting for gems.

They may be small, but they're shiny.