What an amazing day. After a late breakfast at Denny's, we took the trolley to the Civil Rights Museum. We spent about three hours touring and listening to our audio presentation. There was so much to learn, and all six kids did a really good job of taking it all in. It was a lot to digest, and Sammy got it. After watching a short film we were walking out of the theater. She had a very pouty look on her face. Truthfully, I just thought it was her usual pouty look. When I asked her what was wrong, she replied, "I just feel really sorry for the black man." How true. We read and read and the exhibit ended in the hotel room where Dr. King was shot. What a feeling that was, standing where he did, imagining all that happened. Walking back to the hotel, each of the kids had a chance to talk about their two favorite things about the museum or the two facts that really stuck out in their minds. It was so interesting to listen to their thoughts. All of them were deeply touched and made great comments. This museum will be in their minds for a long time, it was so good.
We finally had a late lunch at 3pm and then spent some down time in the hotel for a bit. Sam and I watched the ducks exit the fountain, walk to the elevator (on their red carpet, accompanied by marching music) and go up to their rooftop home.
We headed back out in the evening and had a carriage ride around town. Since we had arrived, the kids had begged for the ride. Lilly and Sam loved the horse, Joe. Dinner was ice cream. Dana and I were too tired to figure out where to eat that didn't mean burgers and fries. We just decided to skip the fried food altogether and just have ice cream.