Summer 2010 was one of the busiest summers we have ever had! We had so much going on and so much we wanted to accomplish before school started that we were unable to take the boys many places during their summer vacation, like we usually do. So, I decided to take them to Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum in the DFW area the week before we went back to school for a mini-getaway. The boys absolutely loved the museum! I remember going to it as a child, so I knew Kade would enjoy it and remember it for many years to come.
Here is Kade with one of the world's tallest men.
Kade having his fortune told. He was very disappointed, because the fortune made no sense to him. It was just a printout of stuff, but he was excited that it gave him some lucky numbers that he could play the lottery with. Then I had to disappoint him again and tell him he wasn't old enough to play the lottery!
You were suppose to stick your hand in the hole where the skull was and try to reach for the ruby eye. I tried and tried and nothing happened. However, Babers tried and it blew air out at her arm. We all jumped and screamed. We laughed for five minutes!
At the museum there was also a mirror maze. You had to put plastic gloves on, I guess so all the mirrors wouldn't get dirty.
Notice Layton's cape. He was Batman this particular day!
There is also a wax museum at Ripley's Believe It or Not. Here are the boys with Oprah!
After leaving the museum we took the boys to a restaurant I used to love to go to as a child, Traildust Steakhouse. There is a huge slide in the restaurant that anyone can slide down. My pictures are not very good--the boys were flying down the slide. Here is Layton (Batman) enjoying himself.
We went on this trip during the week, so we were stuck in traffic several times, as you can see out the car window. Layton had brought a Diego walkie talkie from his toy box to play with. Well, my mom and sister and I were visiting and Layton kept interrupting to tell us that a man was talking to him. We ignored him for a few minutes until my mom finally clued in. The walkie talkie was picking up truckers' CB radios. We got a good laugh!