Midsummer 2017

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Midsummer 2017

Each year, the Valkenhaus crew makes our way to South Bass Island and Put-in-Bay for Midsummer and the kick-off to our Midsummer celebrations ending with a Science Fair over the 4th of July (American) holiday.

 

We meet at Hooligans as an annual tradition and have lunch.  So good!
Summer Solstice 2017 at Hooligans for the Norhalla Crew! Norhalla.com

 

Afterward, we enjoyed the park.  The girls caught Mayflies and Stephen and Kirstie and posed at the fountain!
Summer Solstice 2017 for the Norhalla Crew! Norhalla.com

 

Samantha - Peter & Ivonova - Stephen and Kara on the ferry.
Summer Solstice 2017 for the Norhalla Crew! Norhalla.com

 

Stephen & Kirstie with the youngest shield maidens.
Summer Solstice 2017 for the Norhalla Crew! Norhalla.com

 

Norse Father "loading" one of the girls into the cannon! (No children were harmed in the loading of the non-working cannon...)
Summer Solstice 2017 for the Norhalla Crew! Norhalla.com

 

Valkenhaus Crew
Summer Solstice 2017 for the Norhalla Crew! Norhalla.com

 

Our awesome t-shirts this year have our Norhalla company logo and proudly states, "It's a Viking Thing"!
Summer Solstice 2017 for the Norhalla Crew! Norhalla.com

 

Alyssa & Samantha changed into their Pyrate garb for Put-in-Bay's annual Pyrate Fest!
Summer Solstice 2017 for the Norhalla Crew! Norhalla.com

 

Pyrate Samantha looking absolutely drop-dead fabulous!
Summer Solstice 2017 for the Norhalla Crew! Norhalla.com

 

Samantha & Aylssa terrorized the island!  Samantha entered a couple of costume contests and placed 2nd and 4th.
Summer Solstice 2017 for the Norhalla Crew! Norhalla.com

 

Meanwhile, the little big girls played and visited the butterfly house and had a great time!
Summer Solstice 2017 for the Norhalla Crew! Norhalla.com

 

It was a great day and another awesome year!
Midsummer 2017 for the Valkenhaus Crew! Norhalla.com

Midsummer Celebrations continue with our Science Fair!

Our Viking ancestors embraced science and technology - so do we!  To celebrate our "Viking-ness" we hold a Science Fair!
Science Fair 2017 with the Norhalla Crew! Norhalla.com
Kara gave a presentation on Metamorphosis.  She has been watching and feeding her caterpillars through the pupa (chrysalis) stage and final change to butterflies.

 

Ivonova used dyed water with flowers to show how the vascular system for plants work.
Science Fair 2017 with the Norhalla Crew! Norhalla.com

 

Peter demonstrated how the acidity of vinegar breaks down the calcium in an egg shell leaving a "naked egg".
Science Fair 2017 with the Norhalla Crew! Norhalla.com

 

Using bottled water purchased at a local grocery, Stephen and Kirstie used a water test kit to show the acidity or alkalinity of water.
Science Fair 2017 with the Norhalla Crew! Norhalla.com
We then moved outside to continue the Fair!

 

Alyssa and Rayne inflated a balloon with a vinegar & baking soda carbon dioxide gas.  Then experimented with different methods to cool room temperature water the quickest (a salt bath works best!).
Science Fair 2017 with the Norhalla Crew! Norhalla.com

 

Samantha held fire and demonstrated how a lighter fluid soaked cotton ball (100% cotton) doesn't burn your hand when you keep it moving. (Do not try this one at home without understanding the science)
Science Fair 2017 with the Norhalla Crew! Norhalla.com

 

Using Mentos and Diet Coke, Norse Mother showed the chemical reaction between the two.
Science Fair 2017 with the Norhalla Crew! Norhalla.com

 

Norse Father had the experiment that everyone had fun with:  launching a vinegar and baking soda pop bottle rocket!
Science Fair 2017 with the Norhalla Crew! Norhalla.com
Science Fair 2017 with the Norhalla Crew! Norhalla.com
Norse Father, Stephen, and Samantha all launched pop bottle rockets.  Peter played with ideas for a better timer later in the afternoon!
Science Fair 2017 with the Norhalla Crew! Norhalla.com

 

The whole crew had a lot of fun doing the experiments and the little warriors asked questions and learned how things work!

See you next year!

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