Several weeks ago we visited the Museum of East Alabama. I had to warn Jack ahead of time that this would not be a place where we would come across dinosaur bones or Egyptian relics.
My kids loved seeing all the old valuables of industry and labor from a time gone by. Their favorite portion - and mine- were the areas set up like old kitchens, dining rooms and music rooms. The look and smell of it all reminded me of my paternal grandparent's home. They died when I was in elementary school, so the nostalgia brought on by the items in this museum was a bit unexpected for me.
After the museum we walked with everyone to a nearby ice cream shop. We then proceeded next door where I ordered, for the first time, a cup of coffee that had no set price. In fact, the entire premise behind the coffee shop is for the consumers to determine what they think the cup of coffee in their hands is worth and pay just that. I stood there stunned for a moment and asked "what?" several times before setting on a price.
We also recently ventured to a local farm to tour their land and understand how today's farmers use irrigation systems to keep their crops thriving.