We loaded the family into the mini-van to get out of town to watch the meteor shower the other night! We got stuck in construction traffic that made the trip about 30 minutes longer than we planned.
Lots of other people picked the same location we did and one of them even thoughtully brough his loud stereo, because everyone likes to hear somebody else's choice in music when they go to watch the stars! It was that weird "spacey" kind of music they would have played at a planetarium in 1975. Neat!
The dog didn't care too much about watching the shooting stars, but enjoyed pulling me around on her leash as she drank from puddles and ate bugs.
Every time a meteor went by there was a big "Oooooooo!" from the crowd, but I always seemed to miss it. Lisa proudly announced that she'd seen 19. I saw 2. Too busy keeping the dog busy, I guess.
And, what a shock, apparently, for a, 11 and 14 year old, their idea of a great time isn't standing in a parking lot with their parents, shivering and watching the sky! But, they were promised snacks and hot chocolate, so that helped. Everything's better with hot chocolate and snacks!
photo: shutterstock. You didn't think I took this, did you?