I think people usually have a list of restaurants they want to visit and foods to eat when they return to the states. Not so for me. I have a growing list of places I want to visit when we go back to America. The first is to visit the Smoky Mountains, for hiking and to visit that salt and pepper museum that I’ve been wanting to go to every year we’ve been.
[Side story: The first year Stephen & I were in the Smokies for my sister’s wedding, we drove by the Salt & Pepper Museum and I said something about wanting to go. The following year we were there with the Spurlock family, and when we passed the museum that time, someone said, “The Salt & Pepper Museum. What is that anyway? Who would go there?” Stephen just laughed. I’ve now kept my mouth shut for a couple years, but when we go back to the Smokies next time, I’m determined to at least check it out!]
Second on my list is to visit a Science Museum. I don’t get science, but the hands-on [children’s] science museums always intrigue me. We have a Science & Environment Park that just opened in Mae Sot, but every time I get excited to go I remember it’s all in Thai. Not so educational.
And newly added this week: a waterpark. A few nights ago I had a dream that I went to a waterpark with my family, and it was so fun. We took the log ride a million times. And now I’m really looking forward to a trip to a water park. (Note to family: Wild River Country in Little Rock doesn’t count. We’re traveling for this one.)