Blood Moon over New Zealand: Beauty or the Apocalypse

Blood moon over New Zealand

Often called a blood moon, the red cast during last month’s total lunar eclipse offered me this series: Albom Adventures featured Amazing Auckland from AtoZ for the 2015 AtoZ blogging challenge throughout April, which is why you are seeing these photos today, rather than last month. Why is the moon red ? As the earth eclipses […]

Does Toilet Water Spin the Opposite Direction Across the Equator?

Water Spin the Opposite Direction

We get asked all sorts of interesting and fun questions about our travels.  One that comes up often, and again yesterday: Does the toilet water spin the opposite direction when we cross the equator? Living with a rocket scientist has its advantages, we know the answer, and it applies to more than just the toilet […]

How To Separate Water – Our Homeschool Science Project


Do you know how to separate water? To be honest, I didn’t even know it was possible. Sure, I knew that water was H2O.  I even knew that was two parts hydrogen to one part oxygen. I just had no idea you could return them to their gas forms. Check it out:   And, it’s […]