Saturday, September 29, 2012

Hartford Trip

Better late than never......
Over Labor Day weekend we took a little trip to over to Hartford, CT.  We always try to get away right before school starts - sort of a last hoorah!  The weekend's big adventure began with a trip to the Connecticut Science Museum to see the Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit.

The triceratops was there,

as well as the pterodactyl,

the sinosauropterus (the dinosaur with feathers),

and the confuciousornis.

 Of course, its not a REAL dinosaur exhibit unless there's a T-Rex!
...Who almost ate Rick!

The girls were AFRAID!

And they pretended to be best pals so he would not eat them.

Once we escaped the scary T-Rex, we found this fun hands-on exhibit where you could see how a tornado works.  Only Rick was brave enough to enter the splash zone that had a "Children ages 8 and under only" sign.

Then we made homemade twirly planes and practiced our flying.  If you look closely you can see Julee's plane towards the top of the blue section by number 09.

Then we saw the hanging instrument display,

hung out on the roof top garden,

 admired the view (our hotel was the short building behind the first tall building)

and met the compost pig.

After the museum, we went out for a yummy dinner (when we are on a trip we never eat at a place we can eat at when at home) and then went back to the hotel to relax.  The next day we decided to go bowling (which I took no pictures of - don't ask me why) and then did some school shopping.  The rest of the time we swam in the hotel pool (again, no pictures) or just hung out in the room and relaxed. 

I sure love this girls' eyes and smile!

Julee's idea of a vacation is a hotel room with cable and NCIS reruns.

Obviously, she found the right channel.

Alexis tried to pretend she didn't know I was taking her picture.

And in true Dunklee family vacation style, a lot of sleeping in and being lazy was on the agenda.
Alexis loves her sleep mask enough that she took it on vacation.

And Julee (like her mother) can't sleep unless she has a foot sticking out from under the covers.

We were sad to have to come home and even more sad that school started 2 days later.  Oh well, there will be more long weekends and more lazy vacations!


Mary Jane said...

Cherish the moments - all too soon they are gone. I am glad it was a good weekend and you are making memories that will last forever. Miss you lots love you more. P.S. Mom can be on both sides of the pictures you know. :)