Thursday, 13 March 2008

March Break - Day 5 - Science Can Be Fun

Louisville, KY

We left the hotel around 10:00 am, arriving at the same parking lot (from yesterday) around 10:20 or so. The Louisville Science Center is located just up the street on W Main Street. It was $24 for the four us after receiving a CAA/AAA discount.

After wandering around the first floor for a few minutes, Tina got some free tickets to the KidZone - a place for kids 7 and under to play in an imaginary world. Kids are given 45 minutes to play and the door to the KidZone are closed 10 minutes after the hour. This limits the number of kids in the area, making it a much more enjoyable for adults.

Fortunately for us, there were only two or three other kids besides Corbin and Jeremy. They had all sorts of fun pretending to be airline pilots, doctors and letter carriers. I pretended to be a sick patient for Dr. Jeremy, while Corbin delivered mail. Tina put on a puppet show.

We headed up and worked our way down. There are various interactive displays on each floor, from hands-on to computer touch screens, there is something to keep the kids (and adults) busy. Jeremy and Corbin had a great time, trying to cause as much chaos and mayhem as possible - in other words, they had fun.

I decided to take a different way back to the hotel. It eventually took us down Liberty Street before turning onto Baxter Avenue and eventually Bardstown Road.
Bardstown is a narrow road with lots of shops, galleries, bars and restaurants for miles and miles. Tina and I decided that we need to come back sans children.

Had a quick break at the hotel before heading for a shopping trip. Tina stopped in Archivers, a store for scrappers. She decided to only check out one-half of the store, for fear of spending all our vacation money. Meanwhile, I watched the kids play in a playground. We left shortly after because I had had enough of Jeremy and Corbin running off, not listening to me and then talking back to me. I was livid.

I never really got a chance to do any shopping - not even stopping at a Best Buy or Office Max (I wanted to buy a USB expansion card for the new desktop to free up some USB ports on the front of the computer).
I cooled down on the way back to the hotel. No swimming for the kids tonight. It was an early night for the boys. Good thing we were heading back home tomorrow.

Posted by Adam

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