Friday, July 18, 2008

Child's Play

We went down to Georgia to visit my in-laws for a couple of weeks. We just got back today. Since Kate does not like the car, we split the driving up into three days down and three days up so the average amount of driving was about 4 hours a day. Each day we visited a different children's museum. We have a family membership at Port Discovery and this enabled us to visit all the children's museums on our trip for no cost. I highly recommend a family trip like ours if you have a lot of children. It was a lot of fun!

We first visited the Harrisonburg Children's Museum. Very nice. Highly recommend! The next day we went to the East Tennessee Discovery Center. This one was okay. Wouldn't really recommend or go back, although the kids enjoyed it. The last museum on the trip down and the one the kids had wanted to go to since seeing it at Christmas was the Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga. Very nice. The kids really enjoyed it and I think it was Ben's favorite.

On the way home, we went to Charlotte at Play. (Sorry no link, it's not working for some reason). Small, but well done. The kids had a good time, but Ben got bored rather quickly. The next day we went to the Greensboro Children's Museum. All I can say is WOW!!!! The place was huge! It was so well done. So many places to play. A real race car, nose of an airplane, fire truck, police car, mail truck, not to mention all the other set ups. I could go on and on about this place. Macy was not feeling good this day, so she didn't enjoy it as much as I had hoped. I would like to return some day.

Our final museum was the Children's Museum of Richmond. I think this was the favorite of all the children. It was another well done museum and had a lot of nice play areas. Not as nice as Greensboro, but the kids had the most fun here and didn't want to leave. They had a backyard area with water that we never even knew about or we would have planned to play in that as well. Since children learn through play, my children learned a lot!

Two and a half weeks until the fair. YIKES!!!!! I got some things accomplished in the car going and coming so hopefully I'll find the time to finish things off. If only Kate will cooperate! :)

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