Day Trip to Mobile

I’ve been feeling burned out lately, so I decided a field trip was just the thing for our February doldrums. (Especially since Wayne had a 12-hour watch that day.) We headed to Mobile (about an hour’s drive) to spend the day at the Gulf Coast Exploreum.

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First, we stopped to make some sentences on the huge velcro word board.  This was Abby’s masterpiece:

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This area – with boat, balls for water, fish and a market – was a favorite.  It’s supposed to be for kids 5 and under, but it wasn’t crowded, so I let the girls play, too.

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Ben went fishing and sold his catch to Abby at the market.  I’m sure they were learning a lot about economics.  Or something.

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The girls enjoyed this harp that used sensors instead of strings.

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Ben used his muscles to do the gravity rope ball thingie.

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Those muscles came in handy again when he checked out the fulcrum display – playing tug of war alone is hard work.

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Emma had fun learning about pulleys as she repeatedly hoisted herself up in the air.

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Mr. Bones showed her how her body has to work when she pedals a bike. (She thought he was kinda weird.)

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We took a lunch break at this diner – we all had sandwiches and you wouldn’t believe what it cost us. ($45! Downtown Mobile or Downtown Disney?)  Ben wanted his picture taken in front of their funny window display.

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We ended the day at the inventor’s exhibit.  It was too creative for me, but the kids found a few things to do.  The girls made wallets out of colorful duct tape.  Emma worked for quite awhile on this peg board. (She was just getting started; someone else did the design behind her.  She didn’t end up making anything she liked.)

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A fun day, all in all, and a nice break from our usual routine.

About waymel

Navy wife. Homeschooling mom. Adoptive parent. Pianist. Introvert. One who loves quiet and beauty.
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6 Responses to Day Trip to Mobile

  1. shirley wilmoth says:

    It does look like they had a lot of fun and learned some things too. Looks like a great place.

  2. Mary says:

    Love it! What a great day!

  3. Who says those places are only fun for kids?! J & I took Thomas to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, & I’m STILL wanting/waiting to go back!

  4. redkeeney says:

    Emma looks so tall! In the pulley pictures she looks very “leggy”

  5. Rebecca says:

    Looks so fun! I’m glad you all got a break.

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