Sunday, August 8, 2010
We went to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville this past weekend to catch the traveling Star Wars exhibit. It goes without saying that this was a must-see for us. We debated whether to take the whole gang or just have one of us take Jacob, but given that we are beginning a Walt Disney World training regimen and therefore need to build up our line-waiting, crowd-fighting, heat-tolerance, potty-emergency management, and cranky child coping skills, we decided that this should definitely be a whole family affair. And I'm so glad we did. We all had a GREAT time. Caroline was the biggest surprise. She is a bit of a fraidy cat and really hates loud noises. She also hates when creatures that are supposed to be four-footed walk around on two feet, and has been known to completely fall apart when in the presence of the Chick-Fil-A cow.
It seemed like a good bet that the Star Wars Exhibit would be chock full of (1) loud noises, and (2) costumed creatures. And it was, but Caroline had a ball anyway. She marched right up to the Stormtrooper:
And creatures like this did not phase her in the slightest:
We were never worried about R2 -- we all think he's a cutie patootie:
The kids got to build and test-drive their own robots.
And the big kids got to test-drive space cars:
Jacob, of course, was in his glory.
Here are the kids in front of the tunnel that took them onto the Millenium Falcon - wow, that was a fun ride!
We're really glad the exhibit came to the Southeast this year. We went mainly for Jacob, our Star Wars lover, but we all had a great time!