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    July 9 to 12 To Rehobeth Beach with Susan and Craig. Possibly take in a visit to Chincoteague to sample the seafood.
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    June 13 Picnicked on The Great lawn in central Park to the music of The New York Philharmonic led by James Gaffigan. Great program with spectacular fireworks after the concert. The concert included two pieces composed by students from its education program — remarkable works (Bernstein style) from composers  11 and 12 years old respectively! They took their bows from the stage!



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“The Secret World Inside You”

Our bodies are home to some 100 trillion bacteria, viruses and other micro-organisms and this interacting host is called : ‘The Human Microbiome’. Just before I went on the trip to Nicaragua, Christine and I attended a members’ preview of the wonderful exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History. Every thinking person should see this exhibit. It demonstrates beautifully, how our existence is completely dependent on the very smallest organisms which have existed from the beginning of life on this planet.

the exhibit uses film clips and hands-on demonstrations which are  essential to the understanding of the subject, but, a lot of reading is required too. Two hours minimum is needed to absorb all that the exhibit has to offer.

For members, there was a glass of wine waiting in the Akeley Hall of African Mammals–much needed by mentally exhausted patrons. Here are a few pictures of the colourful displays:

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Christine was so impressed with the exhibit that she felt compelled to show her oneness with the Gorillas!

Christine was so impressed with the exhibit that she felt compelled to show her oneness with the Gorillas!

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