Our Visit to the Hospital
Trip Start Mar 28, 2013
56Trip End Jul 31, 2013
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Sesquicentennial State Park
We laughed as we looked around the parking lot at all the middle aged women grinning from ear to ear and gleefully bouncing towards the entrance. We were welcomed by a Babyland nurse and then walked through the rooms filled with cabbage patch babies set up in nurseries. Next we entered "the patch" where there was hundreds of babies up "for adoption".
We arrived at Sesquicentennial State Park and had a great bike ride on the 6 mile trail around the lake. Later Bruce and Caleb pulled out the fishing rods to try their luck again.
The next day we woke up to pouring rain. We weren't overly concerned as we had planned to go to Edventure, a children's museum. We had shown the boys the museum's website and they were eager to climb up "Eddie" a 40 ft model of a boy. You could climb into his brain, jump in his stomach, and slide out his intestines. What could be more fun than that?
We had also planned to go to Congaree National Park. It was still pouring rain but we decided to bundle up and go anyways. After hanging around the Visitor Center hoping the rain would let up we finally headed out on their 2.4 mile boardwalk through the swamp like vegetation. We were a little concerned when the mosquito meter outside the visitor center was pointed at "war zone" but the Park Ranger said people move it all the time to have their picture taken with it! The rain let up for the first little bit of our walk but about halfway through the torrential rain started. I will give the kids credit because we still stopped and read all the route markers and they didn't complain at all until near the end when all of our hands were freezing. It was an amazing hike but probably would have been more enjoyable without the rain!
We headed back to the trailer to end our first full day of rain with some hot chocolate and some board games!