Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Walk Like An Egyptian

Seized the opportunity for a little mini-vaca last week with Julie and the kids. We traveled to Indianapolis to visit the Childrens Museum there. Specifically, we went to see the King Tut exhibit since the boys will most likely study Egypt this year in school. We had a really nice trip thanks in no small part to my trusty navigator and all-around relaxed spirit of my sister-in-law, Julie. I seriously felt myself being more low-key. I know-nearly impossible!

There was so much to see and do in Indy, but unfortunately we did not plan to stay near long enough to take it all in. The museum was very nice and reminded me of our Science Center. The kids enjoyed the Tut exhibit as well as others such as, Star Wars the Clone Wars, What If, Dinosphere and to my delight, one on trains. I love that they still love trains! Lots and lots to see. My favorite was the Chuhuly glass displayed throughout. I would have loved to see the glass tower lit up at night. I was also beyond thrilled that Brady was patient in the LONG Tut exhibit and did take the time to read the info and that he was so much more hands-on than he'd every been before. He even donned goggles to dig at the dino exhibit!

Had a little time to poke around and visit a Super Target. I'd never been to one and I was excited to see if it was much different than a Target Greatland. Other than the attached grocery and the expansive number of checkout lanes, I was disappointed it was not much different. But still, it was Target. My favorite! We also enjoyed a nice meal out, but probably the most fun was when we returned to the hotel for the kids to hang out at the pool and then we all piled on the beds to eat popcorn and watch Harry Potter. Just loved hanging out together and listening to the conversations. Emily and I also had fun hunting down the Starbucks locations and me trying to scare her off caffeine addiction. :)

Not many more lazy days of summer left. (BIG SIGH) Looking forward to finishing off a couple small projects here at home, seeing a couple more movies and then preparing for return to work and school this week. Trust me, I'm going to try and squeeze in as much as I can!


Anonymous said...

I'm glad you all had the opportunity to make the trip. I think Indiana has a lot of things to see. I remember a friend at work who was from Indiana mention a old time village that is good for adults and children. Can't remember the name though. Google would find it.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fun trip! Thanks for the post and the pics. Next time, I want to go along too..

cindy said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun! The exhibit looked wonderful, one came through here and I dithered around and never made it over. Pooh. Glad it was a relaxing time! :D

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