We had a fun daytrip and outing clear way back at the beginning of the year, when my family was here for birthdays and to see us and be with us.
We visited Exploration Place.
We were there when our kiddos were much younger. Neither one of them remembered it just a whole lot. I had rather forgotten, too, all the fun things the museum held.
Thanks to my Mother for the photos. I was having some not-so-great-feeling days and I didn’t feel like carrying my camera on our venture. My mother took hers and took a whole bunch of fun pictures. I’m so glad she did. It is fun to have the memories. I tend to not always take my camera when we go on outings. Sometimes I do. Just not always. And it’s fine when I don’t, yet I’m always glad for the pictures when I do!
I just don’t always want to bother.
Anyhoo… Glad for pictures!
Lots of fun puzzles. We solved a few. Didn’t solve quite a few others.
My farmer man solved the one above! I was so impressed with him.
I don’t think I got this one.
So much fun stuff!! The kids could’ve spent more time than we did.
Let the building commence.
These two were dragging their feet about going. They had no idea what Exploration Place was. When we pulled in and parked they wanted to know if they could stay in the van.
No. No, you can’t.
They ended up having a terribly terrifical time!
The next day, they came downstairs and asked, “That place we were at yesterday? How far away is it? We want to go back and build again!”
I don’t know if they would’ve ever moved on if we wouldn’t have finally said, “Hey, there is a lot more cool stuff!”
Fantastic train set up!
Waterworks to play with!
Air & Flight Wing…
The museum is built by the river so we took a walk along the water and across the bridge after the museum closed. We had arrived right after lunch and spent the rest of the afternoon and then only left because they wanted to close!
It was a fun adventure. We ended the day by eating supper at The Lone Star Steakhouse. It was tasty. I’d never been to a Lone Star before. It’s always a fun adventure in itself to try a new restaurant. And most of the time, with a steakhouse, you can’t go too wrong!
We had a funny chuckle. They gave us three kids’ menus.
There were activities on them, but no crayons or anything to write with like a restaurant normally hands out. Assuming they forgot to give them to us, I asked our waiter if there were crayons. He obligingly brought some for the kiddos.
We gave our order and our waiter soon arrived back to our table bearing bread and salads. Hence, Mother, Matthew and I reached for our silverware. I opened mine and, lo and behold, there was a package of crayons wrapped up in my silverware. Mother and Matthew each had one, too. I started laughing. I looked over at the children and realized they had CLOTH napkins and the silverware we’d just unwrapped was in paper napkins. We’d paid no attention to cutlery or place settings when we seated ourselves and obviously the three of us ended up with the tableware meant for the kiddos.
Why, yes, we’ve dined out before. haha~it made me giggle.