Another fun day at the city's annual public works day. Representatives of all of the city departments were there to share their jobs and expertise with us. We got to see a 30,000 pound trolley/bus on giant jacks, the engine of a police car, an up close fire engine and fire and rescue truck. William even sat in the fire engine but the garbage truck was too high and he wanted out quick! We talked to the garbage man about the capacity of his truck and talked to an expert on the storm drain system. Again this year the boys loved the opportunity to make it rain on the pretend town after the expert had doused it with oil, pesticides, soaps and fertilizer. Then we watched the contaminated water go down the storm drains, to the creeks and eventually to the pseudo lake, turning our drinking water mucky and gross. It was very windy out today so the booths were closing down early and we didn't come home with quite the loot we usually do - although we did score some pencils, tattoos, yo-yos, light up bouncy balls, stencil rules and little army men.
The remotely controlled garbage can that talks, shakes hands and even dances!
Checking out the inside of the fire engine
Street signs and reflectors
One of our favorite stops each year - what was found in the sewer last week!
Creating a storm