I've decided leaving California was a bit like a breakup. An unwanted breakup. And I just wanted to rekindle what was. I keep glamorizing the good stuff and somehow overlooking the bad stuff. I felt like I was back in my teen years again. And that wasn't pretty! Once I wrapped my brain around the breakup analogy and the fact that "we are never getting back together"...well, for at least 3 years ;) I started thinking of new beginnings in my new "relationship" with North Carolina. And how I need to try to enjoy what is.
So, I decided to venture out to Raleigh. I'm a big city kind of gal. Surely, I could find something in Raleigh to love. We went downtown to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science because it's a Blue Star Museum. And Blue Star Museums are free from Memorial Day to Labor Day for military families. The NC museum most definitely wow'd us! I can't begin to explain and didn't take enough decent pictures to let those do the talking. We will go back soon and I will do a proper adventure post to document.
I promised the teens we could make a quick stop at the mall too. We are now required to drive to our shopping, which is a stark contrast to the overabundant shopping area in California. But I have to say I've seen a lot nicer malls outside that state than inside. One point for North Carolina :) Opps, I mean two because of this museum!