We headed to the Natural Science Museum in downtown Raleigh. Let me just say that downtown Raleigh is the single most uncrowded and quiet downtown I’ve ever been in (including Coeur d’Alene, if you can believe that, lol). We went down there several different times both during the work week and the weekend and each time we easily found a parking space, it was calm and quiet out. I loved it. Kaden loved all of the living things especially and though the dinosaurs were “coo-wool”.
A whale skeleton, suspended from the ceiling at the Natural Science Museum in Raleigh.
Kaden and I standing inside a dinosaur footprint.
Afterwards, we decided to each at The Pit again and it was even better than the first time. We headed back to let Kaden take a nap for a few hours before heading to Crabtree mall where I got a few things at Old Navy (like new sweats… I can finally retire my cheer sweats, lol) and Stu finally purchased a pair of Oakleys. I got to indulge in an Icee, which was awesome and then we got some sandwiches and crackers and a yummy crab dip for a simple supper (who knew eating out could get old?).
Kaden with his Grandma and Grandpa at The Pit.
We got back to the room and it reeked of cigarette smoke. After summoning the manager and watching his panicked face think about the fact that a maid smoked in our room, the hotel discovered that it was in fact our neighbors who were trying to be stealthy and smoke in the bathroom of a non-smoking room. Unfortunately, the vent passed through our room and they were hit with a $200 fine per the hotel’s policy (next time, get a smoking room. Duh.) So we got moved down one room so they could fumigate it and we called it a night.