Our Family Vacation to Houston Part 6
By the second morning, waking up in a hotel room–all six of us–we were old pros. Things were laid out, and we were efficient. This time Jason got up early and was the first out of the bathroom, so while I dressed, he went to ready the ice chest.
“Now, honey,” I cautioned, “If you unplug the little drain on the side of the ice chest to drain the water, be sure and plug it back in. You remember that trip with our friends that forgot to plug it in, right? We got back to the van, the ice melted and everything was soaked! Yeah, well, don’t forget the plug!” I called again after him as he left the room.
When he came back we were all ready to set out on the adventures of the day. The kids climbed into the van and immediately began yelling, “Mom! The floor is all wet. Eww!” Yep, you guessed it. He forgot to plug the drain!
Our first stop of the day was to Houston’s Museum of Natural Science and History. Originally, we had planned to grab a quick breakfast each morning, but Jason decided that morning that we could all just eat our granola bars for breakfast. That was okay with me except that I could not stomach those healthy bars that early in the morning, so I just figured I’d wait until lunch. Normally, this wouldn’t be a problem for me but, hello, I’m pregnant! So fifteen minutes after I walked in, I was shaky and about to collapse. “I’m sorry Jason, ya’ll go ahead I’ll catch up, but I have got to run out to the van and grab a snack or I’ll never make it.” He decided it would do everyone good to grab a snack, so we all trudged back out to the van, sat on a bench and chowed down. I felt bad to take the time out since I knew we had a full day, but everyone seemed to enjoy the snack time.
This was one of our very favorite museums. If we hadn’t had so much planned for the day, we would have spent more time there. The whole first floor was full of things the kids could play with and manipulate. We actually had to rush them through it in order to be able to see it all.
Elizabeth Grimes says
No complimentary breakfast with the hotel? I can’t imagine how all 6 of you were in 1 room! 🙂
I LOVE this museum!! I need to pay better attention–I feel like I’m always playing catch-up…I didn’t even know you were here in Houston! Now I’m heading back to your blog to see what else you did here!
I love museums that have lots of hands on stuff for the kids to do!
Ahh! Museums! Love them!
Fabulosokids Bruce says
6 in one room! I can barely imagine–how long does it take to get everyone out the door?
What a wonderful way to make learning fun. Thank you for sharing your happy memory making. Hugs
Gotta love a kid friendly museum!