After waking up and having a huge breakfast, we went to the city to see the Arch and to go to the City Museum.
Construction all around as they build a new park, but otherwise still a nice trip. Ada was a little nervous during the ride up as the capsule “clicks” in order to stay upright. Liam remembered that Jeanette told him that it was 630 feet tall, so he was the one in our group that answered it correctly when our tour guide asked.
When at the top all was well. Ada didn’t even worry too much about the sway or the ride back down.
A friend of ours told Jeanette that the museum was the best place to visit. The kids probably won’t disagree. They spent hours and hours running around the place which is pretty much all made of steel in the multi floor play area. We went down ten story slides and up and down five (six?) story steel play areas, some of which I wouldn’t be able to do but the kids survived anyway. I said that they would never find the ant hill at the Minnesota Children’s Museum exciting at all after today.
On the way back to the car we passed a Hooters restaurant. I was joking that I should take the boys there. Liam asked what it was as we were passing by and I told him that it was a sports bar while pointing to all of the televisions.
Soon afterward, since he wanted to see Golden State play, he was walking down the street downtown singing, “Hooters, Hooters, Hoo-ters!” over and over.
Ada got lots of jellybeans, Liam a carton of peanut butter cups, and Helena a water bottle. There was plenty more, too, including tooth brushes. Helena didn’t look for the eggs so much this year, but Ada was excited. After eating jelly beans for thirty minutes, she grabbed her basket and stood by the door asking if we were all ready.
The last time that we went to a Macy’s Flower Show we were in Chicago. This was local, and unfortunately, much more crowded. Here are some photos that I got where other people didn’t get too much in the way.
The girls liked the flowers more. Liam ran around looking for the eight animals that were hidden among the flowers – with two hints from one of the workers near the end.