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OLLI on the Road

What a wonderful day to begin our adventure to see the King Tut exhibit at the California Science Center. Some 70 people boarded two comfortable motor coaches and viewed a History Channel video about King Tut as we rode to the center.
The first stop was the IMAX movie Mysteries of Egypt which provided sensational views of the Nile River and the Pyramids of Giza and a fascinating narrative by Omar Sharif describing the history of the pharaohs. We next picked up a tasty box lunch prepared by Boudin Bakery. Many ate outdoors by the rose garden, while others preferred the cool air conditioning inside.
After lunch we gathered at the main exhibit. The anteroom of the main exhibit King Tut,”Treasurers of the Golden Pharaoh”, provided a video introduction to the valuable and beautiful items we were about to see. Then, like magic, the doors opened to the exhibit. Before us were the opulent items to be used by the pharaoh on his journey from earth to heaven. The Pharaoh’s subjects were taught that he was a god. But we could see these authentic artifacts, made over 3,300 years ago were crafted for a man. It was an interesting sensation to be standing next to something made that long ago.
The transition to the Endeavor space exhibit felt like a giant leap in time. Many of us remember seeing the Endeavor soaring along the coast on Sept 21, 2012, then on TV, seeing it move from LAX to be placed at the California Science Center. This vehicle was considered to be superior to previous generations of space craft and served like a workhorse in shuttling people and supplies back and forth to the space station.
The comfortable ride back was a time of reflection. It was such an eventful day and such a pleasant experience with good people and Good Times Travel.

LifeFit at the Beach


Are you ready to make fitness part of your weekly routine? Then LifeFit Center @ The Beach is the place for you! Please come join us for a FREE  trial and learn about our Fall, Spring, and Summer Sessions which include: fitness assessments, group fitness, personal training, small group programs, health & wellness workshops, and more!
We appreciate our partnership with OLLI, and as such, we offer OLLI members a significant discount on the monthly membership rate at LifeFit.
Our hours of operation are:
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
For more information, please call us at 562-985-2015.
We look forward to seeing you soon!