And this is the last of the Six Ladies posts.
Okay, this is really cool, and I’ve seen it before but this is the first time I’ve had it explained and gotten it. This is big sphere swinging back and forth is proof the Earth rotates. If I remember correctly it takes this one about 42 hours to do a full rotation. You can learn a touch more here and a lot more about Foucault pendulums here. It’s cool.
This was also where I got to hear an 85-year-old grandmother ask her granddaughter, Erin, “Is he always such a sadist?” It was a good day.
So the reason I was actually in LA was that some of Erin’s family, her grandma and aunt, were flying in for the weekend. As it was going to be Erin, her grandma, aunt, and 3 female cousins, I tried to set it up so that once Erin was with them I could run away and do something else. Me and six chics? Yeah, that’s a run scenario.
I failed. I did get recruited/drafted (happily) to take photos of the day. That was fun and made it less awkward for me. The conversation was overall very good, and it was a very good day. We all got to talk about some of the hard things we’ve all been through lately.
So the family images you are going to see over the next week or so are from that day.