I digress. We had our Monday plan. On Saturday, we decided to check out the Natural History Museum. I grew up in Vegas, and the NHM has been around for a while, but I'm almost sure I've never been to the museum before. It was certainly worth the trip, though. They had a shallow shark tank with small sharks that you could look down into (and put your hand into if you really wanted to and didn't mind losing a few fingers). We even got to watch the sharks being fed, which was pretty cool.
One of my favorite exhibits was the Egyptian exhibit. You walk in through a pyramid replica, then get to see how people lived in Egypt during the days of the Pharohs. I was also impressed by the interactive kids' center--the boys certainly had fun running around there. And, to top it off, there was a huge, moving, roaring T-Rex. Can't get much better than that!
After the museum, we decided to go to the park-and-watch area next to the airport. The boys have been wanting to stop there forver but it's not exactly convenient to our house. We got to watch big passenger-carrying airplanes take off and land from just a few hundred feet away, which was pretty cool. We next ventured to Ross, where the boys quite amused themselves by trying on various crazy hats, and finally to Cici's Pizza Buffet (woot woot).
Three cheers for Special Saturdays.
|A ray being fed (the tank had both rays and sharks)|
|Ashie attempting to find Nemo.|
|Reed found Nemo! (Look directly above the bubble)|
|A fun digger outside the museum.|
|Just climbing on a dinosaur.|
|Looking good. (Also, sometimes Reed confuses chokeholds with hugs)|