Friday, August 13, 2010
Just wanted to remind everyone about the Perseids meteor showers that are going on right now--mid-August is always a great time to go out and look for shooting stars, if the sky is clear!! Jim and I love to have a star-gazing date (completely free and so fun and romantic!) every August. Last night would have been the best night, but of course I forgot all about it till today! It should still be great tonight, though. We went stargazing last week and saw at least 5 shooting stars in the course of an hour, even then. If you live in a place where there aren't too many city lights, take out a couple of lawn chairs (or a blanket or air mattress if you want to avoid a stiff neck), and spend an hour or two watching the night sky and talking. It's seriously one of the best dates ever! I think tonight we will add chocolate cake and milk to make it even better . . . :)
This would also be a great family activity/astronomy lesson, if you don't mind keeping the kids up late!
image from www.sxc.hu
Posted by Carrie at 2:05 PM