There's a new museum about 45 minutes from us (in the town where I was born actually) so we decided one day to go check it out. It's small but it made for a great afternoon! We got to learn about the animals that used to walk the earth in this very area many, many years ago.
Not long after walking in, there was this area where you could look at little fossils and bones through a magnifying glass. Charlotte LOVED it and we couldn't tear her away. We let her play for a really long time until the rest of us were bored to tears and we hated to make her move along but obviously had to at some point.
Daniel and I of course loved watching her enjoy something so educational.
Daniel taught her about molars.
Morgan and I looked at one of her interests (rocks and crystals) and started to take pictures to try to pass the time lol. I was big into rocks and crystals when I was her age too.
I'm pretty sure I'm oversharing but I love these series of pictures.
Daniel works really long hours. While the girls dug for dinosaur bones, he couldn't help but pass out, poor guy!
Across the parking lot was this old orange building that used to be called Mammoth Orange and OMG! I just realized why it was called that! Apparently there were a lot of Mammoths in this region and of course it was referring to the large size of the orange building. Anyway, there used to be a lot of these along side the highway in this area and apparently they made delicious burgers. I remember seeing them as a kid but I'm not sure I ever actually ate at one. They no longer exist (this may be the last one) but the museum is trying to raise money to restore it. It's an icon of the area.
Since we were already in the area we stopped at the winery where Daniel and I are members to grab some Port.
The wine they were featuring that day for their wine tasting was supposed to be paired with chocolate which the girls got to enjoy!
It was a lovely day!