There’s a different kind of static here. In AZ my skirts stuck to me, but here my hair flies out at any given chance. I didn’t notice it there but I never had trouble with my hair until here.
By the time we got ready to go today it was so close to lunch that I decided we’d have lunch first. I made a new recipe of chicken in the cast iron skillet with asparagus and a creamy gravy. It turned out pretty good. I’ll probably do it again with broccoli instead of asparagus. Max thinks that would be less detestable :-)
After lunch we got all ready to go and headed over to the old Idaho State Penitentiary. That was an interesting place to visit, the garden there was really pretty. I wonder how it looked when it was a prison.
I took a lot of pictures of the boys behind bars, and we read a lot about different criminals and why they were there.
We got to see the room where people were hung, and then go downstairs and see the bottom part of that room. Strange. We also saw a whole little room dedicated to jailhouse tattoos, how to get them, and how it’s illegal in every state for you to get them in jail! After that we went next door to a geologic museum. Honestly I went there because it said there was a gift shop :-) The gift shop at the prison left much to be desired. This gift shop wasn’t much better, but the lady at the desk gave Jack two little free plastic things. She really took a shine to him.
After that there was only about an hour till church so I found a playground at a Chick-fil-A and we settled in. After the boys had been in the play place for a few minutes a lady leaned out from another booth and said your older son is an awesome big brother. She said a couple more things to me which really made me smile. At first I didn’t know she was talking to me so it took a little bit for me to figure out what she was talking about. Max and Jack were playing and her two kids were in there as well, and I think Max was playing with all of them. This trip has really helped Max open up, and he wasn’t that shy before honestly. After a little while I checked to see what time church was and it was actually a half hour later than I expected. When that lady and her kids got ready to go they left and then came back after a little bit and asked if we could exchange numbers and get together again sometime. I told them that we were only going to be here another week and she seemed really disappointed, which surprised me. Then she asked if we could friend each other on Facebook and that surprised me more. It seems funny, I’ve almost gotten more new Facebook friends since starting this trip than ever before.
We dropped Max off at church and headed to Whole Foods. Jack and I split a piece of pizza and a salad there. We shopped around a little bit, and then headed over to Trader Joes. Last time I was there I had seen some steak and stout pies that I meant to get, so I picked them up this time. I also got another package of candied orange slices, those were so good.
When I got back to the church to pick Max up he was waiting for me outside, I guess they got let out a little early tonight. Last week Max got a $5 gift card for being new, and this week they gave him a Hershey’s bar with almonds for it being his last time to be there! That kid’s really made out at this church!