Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Adventure Gone Awry

awry: away from the appropriate, planned, or expected course; amiss.

One of the first adventures we wanted to tackle this new year, was to Mount St. Helens. We wished to see the volcano and experience a little "snow" this winter. It's about a 1 hour 50 minute drive... and we got to about 1 hour 35 minutes before we realized we should check to make sure it was open (it was New Years Day). About 10 seconds later, I had to break the news that we needed to turn around because it was closed... sometimes you just gotta roll with it. Just like the volcano mountain, many other places along the way back (Children's Museums, Animal Parks, etc.) were closed as well. At this point we totally could have called it quits, BUT, I wasn't going to let that happen. We were set out for an adventure, and I wasn't going to settle... so we stopped for lunch, and made plans to head to our favorite zoo/aquarium (which we should have gone to in the first place).

So thankful that it was open... and that the kids weren't destroyed from our 3.5 hour round trip that led us back to an adventure that is down the street from us (just a 25 minute drive). We're NEVER disappointed at Point Defiance... it's the very best. We arrived around 2pm, and had about 2 hours of daylight before we needed to pack up. Every time we come, a different exhibit "shows off"... this time around, it was the walrus. He was HILARIOUS. The kids spent a majority of the time watching him. Giggling at the way he was making "blurping" sounds and spat out water when he came up for air.

It was definitely an adventure gone awry. We'll get to Mount St. Helens another time... I guess the zoo was where we were supposed to be that day.

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