A great Friday afternoon

About midday last Friday, K decided she had had enough working for one day and came home right after lunch.  In typical, spur-of-the-moment, no-planning K fashion, she walked in the door and said, “Let’s just go downtown.”  Now for me, every move requires at least an hour or two to plan out goals, strategies, and the most cost-effective way to implement these strategies.

K’s method is to jump in the car and see where it takes us.

Since the temperature on Friday was only in the low 90s (versus the approaching-the-temperature-of-the-sun weather we’ve had the past several weeks), K wanted to head downtown to see what we could see.  Of course, having a dinosaur expert in the family, we knew this would include a stop at the Natural History Museum, aka J’s museum.

When we told J where we were going, all we saw was a puff of smoke as he disappeared. We found him in the van, all strapped in and ready to go.

A brought her small stuffed elephant to show to the big stuffed elephant.

You may remember that during one of our previous trips to the Natural History Museum J’s Museum, he had corrected somebody on the name of a dinosaur.  This time, it was my turn to learn from J.  I think you can actually *hear* J’s eyes roll:

I should have learned by now to never doubt the man on prehistoric creature names.

This display, showing a vampire bat sucking blood out of a sleeping man's foot, reminds me why I should always zip my sleeping bag.

What it could look like if we had triplets.

One thing I was able to throw together before leaving home was a bag of snacks. Not only was this healthier than museum food, it saved us the $4,375.35 we would have paid at the museum for this food.

We did let A splurge on a three foot gummy snake, which was rather appropriate given the venue.

I'm hoping this is the only time I get a picture of A biting the head off of a snake.

After leaving the museum, we decided to get some outdoor time by playing Frisbee on the Mall. Here J shows how to catch a Frisbee with your face.

And finally, I present  J and A giving their interpretation of the National Debt Ceiling discussions, with the Capitol Building and Washington Monument as backdrops:

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3 Comments on “A great Friday afternoon”

  1. quotation marks Says:

    What a neat day (afternoon). Spur of the moment is great. But at least you planned ahead and saved over $4,000 in food costs.
    I still can’t pronounce the names. But then you were off to somewhere….. ball game included. Nice. Think the Nats lost 😦
    Better luck next time. CG is a neat park.
    Be safe out there.

    • miss V. Says:

      I can hear those eyes rolling way over here. So glad you saved all that money. Very nice picture of K and A&J, where is one of you ? Great spur of the moment day..

  2. carpoolqueen Says:

    Way to be spontaneous and responsible. I, like K, would’ve shown up and bought the food court snacks.

    Which, come to think of it, is kinda like the $6,400 perfume.

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