Here's Joshua sitting on some "dinosaur eggs" and holding one. They had little costumes that you could dress up in, but he was way too cool for that....yeah, being 7 is pretty cool! They have a HUGE dinosaur exhibit that is really amazing. This is only one little part of it. They have a game room with all sorts of video games from PONG, who remembers PONG??? to Pacman, to the most recent X-Box and Playstation games. In this same area there are numerous board games. Here are David and Joshua in a mean game of Jenga!
Below, Joshua was in a bulldozer that kids can "drive" (like a bicycle, only using your hands) and pick up thousands of rubber rocks and then transport them to different places---quite cool! And, of course, with Spiderman. They had another large exhibit on comics---and had thousands of artifacts and interactive ways for children to get involved. One of the batmobiles from the movie was there. I forgot to upload one of those pictures, I guess, but it was pretty cool to see that.
This picture, below, isn't at the museum...this is at a restaurant in Indianapolis with some of our closest friends in the world---we've known them for over 20 years. Here's Drew Melton, Joshua, David and Doug Melton with the Pope---yep, we got to eat with the Pope.....well, sort of! The restaurant is Buca di Beppo---it's a chain of restaurants across the US---it's a loud, family friendly place. We had a fun time---but we always have a fun time with the Meltons! Well, that's the post for today. We are enjoying Atlanta---tomorrow we are going to the Aquarium and Sunday to the Coca-Cola museum, so I will have some happy memories and maybe a picture or two to share! Hugs~