Monday, February 9, 2009

Gettysburg Family Fun: Explore and More

Dial-up? I'm sorry, because there are pictures galore. On Saturday, Amy and I took all four girls to Explore and More. I get a lot of traffic from people looking for things to do in Gettysburg with their family. I can highly recommend a trip to Explore and More. It's a local children's museum which encourages hands on play.

When we walked in, Greeley was thrilled to discover a giant train table. Truthfully, she and Atlee also love the giant train table at our local library. This kind of makes me a little disgruntled because they never seem quite as thrilled about the giant tote of trains and train tracks under Atlee's bed.

Eh. Bygones. Amy entertained Greeley with a chicken puppet and some pretend eggs.

Explore and More has a fabulous 1860s style kitchen to play in. Apparently, something big happened around here in 1863.

Go on. Twist your neck to the side to see the cute baby with an ear of corn. It's totally worth the pain in the neck.

Here's the fruit and veggie market where she got the ear of corn.

Upstairs, the girls found busy boards to keep busy.

And buttons! Buttons that Greeley could push to her heart was content.

Yeah. I know. Sideways again. But totally worth the kink in your neck again. Perhaps you should go get a massage when your done here. Wouldn't that be nice?

And blocks. Because blocks are always more fun when you're not at home.

Same thing for coloring on paper. A whole room dedicated to making art. They just leave the glitter lying around. Crazy.

Greeley had to go back to the kitchen. She was brewing up a lovely onion tea. Yum.

And the best part? A giant bubble maker.

Trinity was so clever, she was blowing bubbles while in the bubble.

This is just bonus beautiful baby footage.

Now go get that massage. And click on an ad so I can too.


Anonymous said...

Thanx for the dial up warning! (Am I the only person in the world that hears still hears a modem?)

What a fantastic place!!! I'm totally moving! As I understand it, you need cook and laundry personel? Do I apply or submit an application?

Gettysburg Mom said...

I've explained to Rich repeatedly he's not getting a harem. I wish he'd stop recruiting friends for it.

Anonymous said...

Rich needs to understand that you are the COO, CFO and he's just the white collar worker!

The bubble thing needed to be revisited -- that's the coolest thing - ever!!

So...the kids had fun. But what was your favorite thing? I know you tried something...

snason said...

Why so few pictures of Atlee? I can't believe the little ham let you use the camera without her jumping in front of it and shouting cheese.

Gettysburg Mom said...

Atlee was so busy running room to room, it was hard to get a picture of her. Kind of like trying to photograph the wind.

Monique said...

Oh, that does look like a fun trip. And SpeedyMac77 is right, the bubble thing is the coolest thing ever. I want to try that.

By the way, Susan, when you say click on the ads, what ads? I'm happy to click ads like a fiend, but, where are they? Are you talking about the links to Amazon? Let me know.

Gettysburg Mom said...

Monique- There are ads from our fabulous friends at Google on either the right hand side or the bottom. The friendly folks at Google scan the content of the blog and then put up ads that might be relevant. So, when you talk about neutering your husband, you get ads about neutering cats in Gettysburg. I'm moving the ads on the right to right below why you should click on hands. Handy layout that.

sheila said...

Pretty cool place! LOVE THAT BUBBLE THING!

Tracey said...

You crack me up. Nice museum. I love kid museums. But it does burn me up that we have the same toys at home that are nowhere NEAR as exciting as they are at the museums!

michael in dc said...

Until the blocks picture, I was like: "Atlee WAS on this trip, wasn't she?"

That bubble maker thing is kick-ass. Especially since you can STAND IN IT. That's too awesome.

In the first picture, I kept looking at the floor and the paint and having (what I would think of as) "Rich-type" thoughts: "Dude, somebody needs to paint that place. And that floor could use some work, too."