Now, it wasn't quite like that scene from A Night at the Museum with Ben Stiller, but we did have fun. (And who really wants an army of Huns coming after you, anyway?) We were expecting a program on energy, pizza snacks, crafts and walking around all the cool exhibits. Plus, sleeping under the stars... or on a model shrimping boat.
Oh, we were excited about this trip, but I have to tell you that A is a fan of the early bedtime and this late night program was a bit much for him. I, on the other hand, learned lots. By 8 o'clock A was looking for exhibits that featured movie clips and soft chairs. (I now know why indigo was important to the early settlers of South Carolina.) By 9:30 he was putting his head down on the table during craft time. (I now know how to make paper.) By 10:00 he was hitting the sleeping bag. (I now know how the shrimping industry works and it is fascinating how shrimping can be done almost year round off the coast of South Carolina.)
All was not wasted, however, as the next morning while I was looking for a Diet Pepsi machine A was looking at engines, sharks, huge tires, electricity and breakfast muffins.