The kids and I had planned to go to Hidden Valley today to ski but the weather was atrocious and they cancelled the day. Of course the children were really bummed that they missed out on a day of fun. I quickly came up with an alternative plan. We went to Steak n Shake for lunch and then went to Powder VAlley conservation center. We ordered Jr. Milkshakes to go which was such a treat. Liam enjoyed the french fries that were shared. Austin couldn't get enough to eat (I can't imagine what he'll be like as a teen!).
Powder Valley has a lot of hands on exhibits for kids. They had a fun time going on a scavenger hunt, looking at a fort with different skeletons in it, reading books about bugs, and seeing samples of pond wildlife. The fish look positively prehistoric. At one point the kids were exploring and I fell asleep at the table. I had a coughing fit that was so loud the kids said they could hear me on the downstairs floor!
All in all it was a great way to spend a rainy afternoon. We hardly ever do that...explore some place without an agenda. The kids thanked me for a great afternoon. Liam for the most part slept so it was a good day for him too.