Chalk another one up for the “Lane Family Summer of FUN”! Mark another one off the list! Friday, Burge took off work and we took the kids to Huntsville to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.
I’m ashamed to say I have been a resident of Alabama all 33 years of my life and I have never been there. No, we never took a field trip there. Apparently, our class was super bad, because I don’t recall getting to take the really cool field trips. Or maybe my definition of cool field trips has changed over the years.
Anyway, it was my first visit. And no, we didn’t see the Star Wars exhibit. We could get in free to the museum with our Gadsden Center for Cultural Arts membership. We’re cheap. ‘Nuff said.
We did get lost inside the center trying to find the museum. There were a bunch of buildings! And the map was difficult to understand! Granted, any map is hard for me to understand. If Burge and I are ever on the Amazing Race, I would have to be the driver and he would have to be the map reader, because I can’t read a map to save my life. But then I would have to learn to drive a stick shift too because there’s always one leg of the race where they have to drive a stick. But that’s neither here nor there…
We did eventually find the museum. Look how tiny Abby looks in the space shuttle seat!
Grayson, of course, associated everything about space with Buzz Lightyear. We heard, “To infinity, and beyond!” more than once. Yes, he is getting out of one of those supermarket rides. And yes, that was one of his favorite things. We could’ve saved ourselves a trip to Huntsville and just carried him to the Piggly Wiggly.
Here is Burge and the kids standing under something really big. I could make up a name of what it is to make it sound like I know what I’m talking about, but we’ll just leave it at “something really big”.
After we left the Space and Rocket Center, we surprised the kids with lunch at Chuck E. Cheese. Two trips to the Cheese in a week! Can you handle the fun?? We have totally made up the points we lost with the absentee ducks and lack of cow milking. We are riding high on the Chuck E. Cheese wave right now!
(Please note how Abby is clutching her “prizes” that she bought with her tickets at Chuck E. Cheese. A plastic top and lip gloss…that only cost $15. A piece.) We achieved good naps! Success!