States visited: 49!

visited 49 states (98%)
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Miles driven so far -
LOOP 1 (Aug 2009 - Aug 2010): 29,000
LOOP 2 (May - August 2012): 10,800

Highest altitude with camper: 11,158ft (I-70, CO)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Discovery Place: Thursday, February 4th

We had noticed a Children's Museum on our previous visit to Texarkana, so after school, ran through the rain from the truck to the Discovery Place Children’s Museum, dubbed to be the area’s best hands-on history and science museum with a one-of-a-kind 12ft. sound wall. There was a living science lab, as well as exhibits on health, sound, motion and electricity. Most excitingly for the girls, there was also a dress-up theater and a replica 1920’s kitchen. They were in heaven! The kitchen was especially neat because it had the same kind of 'ice-box fridge' that we'd seen at the Ace of Club's House - and now we knew how it worked.

My favorite was definitely the music wall, it was amazing. Every time the kids were happily occupied in another area, I headed back to the wall to play! Another cool new exhibit was the virtual shower which adjusted the water flow over your body when you moved in front of it, very entertaining.

Jake liked adding magnetic sand to the globe – to create a mohawk! Nathan enjoyed launching the shuttle and testing out the wheels in the race pit. It really was a great little museum, lots of hands-on learning, appealing to all ages, would highly recommend.

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