Stock Shows and Indoor Playgrounds, and Science Mu

Trip Start Dec 21, 2012
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Trip End Jul 31, 2013


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Science Museum of Minnesota Saint Paul
Read my review - 5/5 stars

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Our last days in the States were filled with many fun things. We went to the Rapid City Stock Show and visited the animals at the petting zoo. Bryn and Sage both liked the lamb best, probably because it was the most accessible. Grandma liked the Charolais bulls, which are blonde or white. The day we were there was the bull day. This meant that pretty much all the animals outside the petting zoo were bulls. It was interesting to see the different sizes. There were three types Charolais, Holsteins, and Angus. In the picture I'm with a Holstein.

We flew out of Minneapolis, so on the Thursday before our departure my parents drove us across South Dakota. We stayed our last few days in St. Paul with my sister, Sabrina, and her family. One of my other sisters, Natasha, also came to see us off with her kids. This made for a very full house at Sabrina’s, but it was wonderful to see everyone and have some cousin play time before we left.

The first day we were in St. Paul, we took the kids to a fabulous indoor playground located in the Edinborough Park complex. This building has office space, living space, assisted living space, a restaurant, the indoor playground, a walking track, swimming pool, and a theater. It was pretty amazing, and the kids loved the indoor playground. We brought a picnic lunch and stayed for hours. We all went out to dinner that night, and it snowed and snowed. It was lovely, but made driving harder for Natasha. She and her kids arrived after dinner and there was more cousin playtime before bed.

The next day we went to the Science Museum of Minnesota. Sabrina works here, and she always knows all the wonderful things going on. We headed there in the morning and had a wonderful time. Bryn and Sage both loved the station that allowed you to make complex designs on paper using different sized spools. They ended up looking a lot like we had used a spirograph. Bryn also really liked the Different Sizes display that had a giant chair which was twice as big as the regular chair and a tiny chair that was half as big as a regular chair. Measuring it was fun, but it was more fun to climb onto the giant chair and pretend to be fishing with the tape measure. At the science museum, we had enough adults that the kids were able to split up and spend time at whatever display caught their attention. This went really smoothly and allowed everyone to travel at his/her own pace, but it meant that I don’t really know what things Sage was the most interested in, but I know he enjoyed himself because after lunch, when the littler ones stayed home napped, he went back to the museum for the afternoon too.

It was wonderful to get to see my sisters and their kids. All the kids got along so well and that intense playtime served us well on our long airplane flights.

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Tracie on

Wow. Kyra looks exactly like her mother! It's uncanny!

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