We’ve been having so much fun, we can hardly stand it.
It was especially fun this morning when we were searching our hotel room for the van keys for an hour. It was even more fun when Brielle had repeated meltdowns because we won’t let her leave the room by herself and wander the hallways. When she tripped over Cadrian and they both fell over and started screaming? That was the most fun yet! Don’t judge me for laughing; it was pretty funny.
We ARE having a good time here though, despite all the chaos that goes along with life with small children. Kevin heard the car keys jingling around his ankle. They had fallen through the hole in his pocket and were inside the lining of his pants.
Yesterday we went down to Branson and had essentially had the place to ourselves. This is the way to go, as I’m a crowd hater. We went to The Butterfly Palace in the morning. It was wonderful. Structurally and aesthetically, it’s beautifully designed. We enjoyed it all; The Rainforest Critter Center, the Emerald Mirror Maze, the 3-D movie about a butterfly life cycle was so interesting, and of course, the Butterfly Room with close up views of all kinds of butterflies was the highlight.
We ate lunch at the Cracker Barrel. Mmmm.
Then we went to The Titanic Museum on the birthday of the only Titanic survivor still living. She was only nine weeks old when the ship went down. I stuck my hand in water that was the same temperature as the North Atlantic the night of the sinking. For about 20 seconds. Oh. My. Goodness. I cannot imagine being one of the passengers. We saw a replica of a third class room and a first class room. All sorts of relics were there too, including purses, and dresses. People were appreciably smaller then. Thank the Lord for the good nutrition we have now.
We were each given a boarding pass at the beginning of our tour, and at the end we found out if our character survived.
They also had some movie memorabilia, including Rose’s purple hat and suit she wore in the opening scene, and the burgundy ‘jump’ dress. I love the costumes in that movie. I love the movie in general but–and this is a little off topic–can you imagine standing on a street watching two people inside a car make love? That’s essentially what you are doing if you watch that scene in the movie.
I love learning about the Titanic; one of my favorite ESL unit I did was on the Titanic, and we kind of had to rush through since the girls were nap-needy, but I still learned a lot at the museum.
I think part of why it fascinates me so much is it seems as if the tragedy of so many lives lost was completely avoidable, if the men in charge were not so pompous, and if the divisive system of “class” hadn’t been so prevalent.
Today we are having an at home day. Hopefully the girls will wake up in much better humor, and not so prone to tearful drama and whining. I’m going to go get a Nick Arujo-type makeover at my aunt’s salon while Kevin and Cadrian go to Bass Pro.
Then we’re (Aunt Barb, Grandma-who has laryngitis-the girls and my cousin Tyler) all going to meet up and go bowling.
Ta Ta For Now