DC or Bust

October 21, 2010

Mobile Post by Doug Buchanan

Well, here goes: not only my first post to the COSI On Wheels blog, but my first mobile post to boot. As I type this, Kevin and I are speeding along at 70 mph (or thereabouts), heading east on I-70 in the COSI Sprinter.

Kevin at the Wheel

Kevin at the Wheel

We’re now 119.3 miles from Columbus, it’s 9:42 on a beautiful Thursday morning. We’re bound for the inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC, billed as the first-ever Woodstock for science centers.  We’re loaded down with three COSI Science Spots, one Zula Patrol Science Station, snacks, water, luggage, a brand-new John Lennon CD (“Remember,” bought at our first Starbucks stop of the morning), and slime-making supplies for 2,500 residents of our nation’s capital.

Beautiful Eastern Ohio

Beautiful Eastern Ohio

We’re expecting great weather for a weekend on the Mall with hundreds of other science centers bringing their own hands-on science demos, activities, and live shows. Some of which might even be as cool as ours (maybe). In the meantime, we’ll enjoy beautiful eastern Ohio with its fall colors and many orange construction barrels.



  1. Doug, just for fun, you should keep a tally of exactly how many Starbucks runs you make. The results may surprise you!

    • You bet – someone is already very excited there’s one right here in the hotel.

  2. Are you doing any shows this weekend?

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