"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

SHOW AND TELL: Labor Day 2009

If you want to read about the cataclysmic beginning to the day, check this out. After that disaster, the boys and I met my parents and nieces for a fabulous day including lunch at IHOP, a trip to the NC Museum of Natural Science to see Chocolate: The Exhibition and all the other wonderful displays, and an hour or two running, screaming, and burning off energy at the park. The NC Museum of Natural Science is one of the treasures of our state capitol. Not only do they have a incredible collection of skeletons (dinos, sea animals, etc) and fossils, a cool hands on room, a small butterfly habitat, and much, much more, but they regularly bring in exhibits like the Chocolate Exhibition and the Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit. BTW, each pic is clickable so you can see a larger version.

We all had such a good time at the museum. Everyone posed for pics being "eaten" by the T-Rex skull...
After that, we all went to see the life size model of Apatosaurus and the only real Acrocanthosaurus skeleton on display in the world.


Holy sh*t, that's a big dino!

The kids weren't content seeing the dinos from ground level. They had to go up a floor and see them from above.

When we were finally done at the museum...well, not done but done for this visit...we headed for world's coolest park (a subject for another show and tell) and the kids blew off steam for a while. Most of the time, they were moving too fast to get good pictures. However, once we headed out to walk to the pedestrian bridge that connected the park we were at to one on the other side of the highway, they slowed down and I got a few fabulous shots.


The memories made on Labor Day will be treasured forever.

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11 comments:

Lynn said...

Looks as though you guys had a fantastic time! Makes me think DH and I will have to visit NC so we can see that museum! I love things like that :D

Cassandra said...

Fun for all ages -- little kids, big kids, and grownups! :)

Sheliza said...

How nice! I just love all the photos and how they helped tell the story :-)

WiseGuy said...

Aha!


My kids would go to museums, parks, zoos and shows too...what a good way of bonding, and indulging the folks....

becomingwhole said...

So glad that the earlier window tragedy did not mar the later fun! And those pics are great!

Beautiful Mess said...

Ooooohhhh looks like so much fun! I love museums!
*HUGS*

Carrie27 said...

oooh, what a fun trip!

Once A Mother said...

very cool, looks like EVERYONE fully enjoyed the venue. day trips are the best. thanks for sharing

battynurse said...

Looks like a lot of fun.

loribeth said...

Looks like a fun day! Our museum was recently renovated; I have yet to go see it, but they have a Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit on right now...

Flying Monkeys said...

Great pics! We love dino museums, we live within a day's drive of the most complete Archaeopteryx fossil and we keep meaning to go.