Thursday, August 9, 2012

Vacation! part the third - culture and stuff

Needing a break from the beach, and with an iffy weather forecast, we took the kids to the newfangled, Dover-located Children's Museum of New Hampshire.  While Mom was sad there was no longer a "radio station" like at the Marcy Street location of her youth, the kids had a blast and Luke is already campaigning for a return.

Upon our arrival, they both dove in - Harper did some excavating for dinosaur bones.  "I brush. MY brush."
 Luke and Daddy headed off to look at gears
Harper made some calls

And EVERYBODY tried on masks!

Don't get any ideas, Santa.

Luke had fun with the green screen
 I think he's at Oktoberfest here?
 And a Mexican festival?
 His favorite, though, was the "Yellow Submarine" exhibit - he sat in this headphones taking the "sounds of the sea" quiz for the longest time [and then made Mama take it with him]
Harper found the "baby area" to be a total snoozefest
 And she was characteristically unabashed about jumping in with the big kids

Or jumping in with total strangers
"Oh, hi, what's for lunch?"
 Again, jumping right in on the "noise wall" (touching and thumping the various pieces produced different sounds)

We made a brief pit stop at the playground outside...
 ...and scene

We went looking for the touch tank at the Isle of Shoals dock that afternoon, but it closed at noon
 There was disappointment

Harper's totally peeved that she's having to watch Fox News in the lobby while we wait for a rainstorm to blow over
So she takes to the stairs in disgust

See you again soon!

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