We didn't get in. To the Academy of Sciences. Because it was PACKED!. It was raining, the last official day of Christmas vacay, and I guess we should've known better. Not only was the parking lot full, there was no street parking to be had, which was the first clue. Then we drove past and there was a HUGE line of people waiting outside, in the rain, to get in. They were waiting outside because inside it was already filled to capacity. Our little girl doesn't do so well in huge crowds, plus it was, y'know, RAINING, so we decided to come back another day. After vacation.
My geeky little heart broke a bit. But then rallied when I realized how popular the place is and that made me happy.
So we gave my mom a little tour of the city. Which was fun. The kids were happy (and dry), and the only drawback was that I reallyreallyreally had to pee but there was no place to pull over or park. I was gonna go use one of the restrooms in one of the hotels we passed, but we couldn't get in any the parking lots! It was crazy!
But that's OK. 'Cause I was reminded, once again, that we live near one of the most beautiful cities in the world. And most of the time you can find a bathroom. (One time last year we were in the city and our little guy had to go potty. I ran him across the street to a very nice hotel. The doorman took one look at us and said "Down the hall, on the right." Guess he deals with a lot of that, lol!)
Anyway, I'll keep you posted on the Acad. O' Sciences thing. Meanwhile, it's back to school tomorrow! (Cue "The Hallelujah Chorus!")