Saturday, September 05, 2009

Vacation Preparation

Sorry for dropping off the face of the earth there, folks! I've been so busy lately that I've had little time to think about topics for awesome blog posts. We've had a lot going on at home lately (such as planning our upcoming vacation), plus I'm trying to get lots of things done at work before this three-week vacation starts next weekend. We're going on a road trip -- out to the Black Hills, swinging South to Nebraska, where my grandmother's memorial service will be held on September 26, and then looping back home.

In preparation for this trip, we upgraded our membership to the local children's museum to a reciprocal membership, where you can get into hundreds of children's museums worldwide for free. The extra cost was only $30, so two visits to reciprocal museums is all it takes to break even. I've discovered that there are five children's museums in Nebraska -- presumably because there's nothing else to do in Nebraska? -- and we plan to hit at least three of them after the funeral.

Unfortunately, the Children's Museum of Indianapolis is not a member of this association, but we plan to begin our trip there anyhow, because I know Vinny will love it. We used to go there when I was a kid, and it was fantastic. Back then, they didn't charge admission, but I'm willing to fork out nearly $40 for my son to enjoy it.


susan said...

Ah, the Children's Museum in Indy--what a wonderful place. Although for the last 4 years of our life near there, CG refused to go in b/c she was scared of the museum's mascot, who leads a (noisy) parade down the stairs to clear the galleries at closing time. May Vinny be struck with pleasure and not neuroses when he's there! (your reciprocal membership would work on the science museum in my new home town, though!)

Ginger said...

Sounds fun. We're getting ready for vacation too. I can't wait to get out of Dodge for a week.

ScienceGirl said...

Sounds like fun - have a great time!