Sunday, March 2, 2008

You Want Me to Sleep Where?

This weekend A and I visited the State Museum in Columbia, SC. We went with other Boy Scouts from around the state. We arrived after dinner and we got to spend the night at the museum.
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.


8 comments:

MaryLu said...

Night at the Museum! How cool is that!
BTW, I'm going to be at Fort Jackson at the end of the month, any chance you are close enough we could meet up?! I'd love it!!
Email me, it's on my profile page.

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

That sounds VERY cool! My son would have been ready to sleep too. My kids are early to bed, early to rise!

Carol said...

What fun! That sounds great! Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's nice to meet you! :)

Sarah said...

That sounds like so much fun. Your son is adorable.

Kerri said...

Sounds like lots of fun! My brothers cub scout (or maybe it was boy scout) troop got to sleep on the USS Alabama. I was jealous. :-)

Leslie said...

What an awesome scouting event! It's good to know that moms can sometimes go on those events :)

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