Wednesday, April 09, 2008

A Weekend Treat

Favorite quote of recent memory:
(from my older son, who wants to run for President, to my younger son who doesn't)
"There's never been a Goodnight President, so what say we give it a go?"

This weekend, courtesy of my in-laws, we got to see Walking With Dinosaurs, a production involving life-size (or thereabouts) dinosaurs and the world changes that affected them. I was very impressed--not only with the enormous, mobile dinosaur models and costumes that worked like those designed for The Lion King, but the lighting and sound as well. They managed to create the feeling of fire and rain and seasons with different gels and spotlights. Really very entertaining--I'd recommend it for anyone fascinated by dinosaurs. My favorite was the stegosaurus, but the mama and baby T-rex stole the show.

My son and a friend have decided to write a series of books together, and the first one was about Walking With Dinosaurs, so obviously it made an impression.

I didn't have my camera, and I hesitate to pilfer pictures, so instead, go here, here, or here to catch a glimpse.


Lucy said...

When my nephew was a little thing, my then-husband and I took him to the museum to see the dinosaur exhibit (I think it was called Dino-mation or something like that). The line was out the door and down the sidewalk - literally - and we stood in line for hours. When we finally made it into the exhibit we were in there for all of two seconds when one of the creatures made a sound, my nephew freaked out and wanted to go home.

Anyway, I think your son SHOULD run for president. I'd vote for him. :)

Stephanie J said...

Wow, what a neat concept! I remember a dinosaur exhibit I saw at the zoo in MN. It was cutting edge at the time but clearly they've made huge strides since then. That has to be a little boy's dream to be able to walk with the dinosaurs!

Trish Ryan said...

I'd vote for a Goodnight president!

Sarakastic said...

The world needs a Goodnight president.

Vicki said...

Wow, those pics are amazing. I would love to see this show!

And yep, I'd vote for him too.

Joanne Rendell said...

I wouldn't have got my son to stay for a second for the Dino show. He refuses to go in the TOys R Us at Times Square because of the huge model T-Rex there. Who's ever heard of a kid refusing to go to Toys R Us?