Monday, October 3, 2011

Missing month, part one

Yet again, I have been absent without leave.  It seems that when you let this blog-thing go a week or two, it gets harder and harder to jump back in again.  Especially with my procrastinating, lazy nature.  But I am feeling courageous this afternoon (at least for the next hour or so), so we'll give it a shot.

The very last week of August we took a two-day trip down to Sioux Falls.  We hadn't had any fun trips this summer, and my parental guilt was kicking in fiercely, so when the opportunity presented itself, we took it and ran.  While there, we visited:

The falls themselves.  Much changed since my husband lived here when he was a boy.

The zoo.  I had to take a picture of this cool goat habitrail.  Wish I had something like this for my four-legged beasties.  I also got to scratch the back of a beautiful milking Devon cow, rekindling my long-lived-yet-completely-unrealistic desire to own a dairy cow.

The USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial park, another place my hubby used to play when he was younger.

The Phillips Avenue Diner.  I tried a southern favorite, Chicken and Waffles.  An interesting meal, but not one I would have again. 

The science museum.  Kids had a good time, but only about 2/3 of the exhibits were operational.  Lots of repairs and maintenance needed.  Also, they had an agricultural display that really got my blood a-boilin'.  More on that later.

And a hotel with a small waterpark.  The kids had a blast.

Altogether, a good time.  And we even got a few hours of sleep at night, which was more than I expected.


Mama Pea said...

Your boys look like triplets all zonked out in bed. (Aren't you glad they aren't triplets? Might be great once they reached a certain age but can you imagine having triplet infants and toddlers?)

Erin said...

A good time! LOL, Finn has the same photo of being in the astronaut getup a couple weeks ago!