Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Impromptu Trip to Salt Lake, July 2015

So, during the summer, I thought it would be fun to pick a theme for the week and read books and do projects about that theme, then take a field trip somewhere associated with the theme.  Well, I didn't do a great job at following through on any of that plan.  But we did do it a few times.  For a week or two, we learned about space and trains.  My thoughts were we would then ride FrontRunner to Salt Lake and go to Clark Planetarium.  But I was too chicken to take the kids by myself because I had never ridden the train before and I would have Eva and the stroller and Noah who is distracted so easily and Davis who is trying to be independent.  But one sunny Tuesday afternoon, Darren was working from home, and I could tell by the fact that he was roaming about the house occasionally that his work wasn't too pressing.  So, I proposed an impromptu trip to Salt Lake.  And everyone thought it was a great idea!

We rode FrontRunner down and the boys loved it, but Eva did not because I wouldn't let her get down and crawl around the train.  We went to the Gateway and let the boys play in the water fountains there.  Luckily, I had considered the possibility that they might get wet and threw in an extra pair of clothes for them.  We spent some time at the Planetarium and I was surprised how much the boys liked the displays and the interactive exhibits.  And it was FREE!  Then we let them pick what they wanted to eat for dinner at the Food Court (McDonald's kids meals) and we rode the train back home.  There was one small glitch when I read the train schedule wrong and we had to wait for 45 minutes for the next train home.  But Darren and the boys watched videos on his phone at the station and I walked with Eva in the stroller back to the book store for a quick look around.

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