Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Upside Down Museum

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A.K.A. Wonderworks of Myrtle Beach
This building has intrigued Evan for the last few years since it was added to the attractions at Broadway at the Beach so we decided we would try it out this year.  The story is that a South Carolina courthouse got picked up (foundation and all) by a hurricane and dropped upside down onto a little seafood shack in Myrtle Beach.  It is actually a hands-on exploration museum.  It isn't a cheap attraction, but we thought it would be good entertainment for a rainy day at the beach.  In retrospect, we would say most of the fun was a little old for Evan and definitely big for Brody.  Evan did enjoy playing a game of laser tag with his Daddy.  While Evan barely even shot his gun, his daddy was his usual gun loving, sniper shooting self and scored the second highest score in their large group.  This game was every man for himself.  From his scorecard, it looked like there was one sniper who was better than him as that one shot him about 5 times, and Eddie apparently never even saw the person. Haha!  Evan and I also tried the rope course and discovered that we may just be a little scared of heights!!!

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The boys are ready to go in and get out of the rain. 

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We entered to see the floor of the courthouse above our heads. 

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It was definitely an interesting experience. 

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Evan enters the conversion chamber than apparently turns us upside down so we can proceed into the museum right side up.  

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Daddy wants to feel lightning. 

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It looked pretty Daddy was shooting lightning out of his fingers.  Maybe that's his superhero power. 

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Then he tested his strength by gripping a bull by the horns.  

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In all fairness, this was his second attempt, and his first had gotten him up to Pro Rodeo Cowboy although this time he was still in the red. 

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Evan used the pulley to pull himself up. 

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Brody loved listening to the lion's different roars.  And yes, he was "talking" back. 

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Playing the giant piano. 

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Hanging out with astronauts. 

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Going for a ride in a space capsule. 

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And Evan shows him how to fly it. 

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Evan makes funny faces in the space suit. 

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I would say "future astronaut" if NASA still existed.  Sigh. 

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Brody tries out the suit.  Look at that crazy boy. 

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The rope course didn't look so scary from down below. 

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On the way up 

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Me and my brave boy building up our confidence to try it out. 

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I tried out the first rope obstacle.  It was so much scarier and harder than it looked.  I was trying to look brave for Evan.  

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Evan decided to try the balance beam instead of the rope walk because he was too short to hold on to the guide rope.  It seemed so high up when you were actually up there.  Daddy was taking pictures of us from below. 

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He was happy to make it to the platform. 

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He made a great effort and decided to walk back across the balance beam and not to do the harder rope walks.  I didn't blame him a bit.  I was shaking, but I decided to give a couple more of the obstacles a try to make it worth our time. 

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There goes my boy.  He did great!

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The boys all enjoyed playing in the big bubble stations. 

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Putting his arm through a big bubble. 

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Daddy blowing big bubbles for Brody. 

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Yep, I think this one popped on his head. 

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Lots of cool big bubbles. 

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It's Evan! 

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The kids wanted to ride some kiddie rides after leaving the museum. 

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We decided to do the carousel because we didn't get a chance to do the old Pavilion rides that we always do.  Evan wanted to ride the ostrich because he said they are really fast. 

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Brody loved riding his horse. 

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Evan on his noble steed. 

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Me and my boys on the carousel

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Here we go! 

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They both loved the ride. 
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  1. That Upside Down Museum looks pretty cool! You are very brave for attempting the ropes course. I hate it when I have to put on a brave face for my kids. I do it, of course, but it is hard! So way to go!!!

    1. I know...I am obviously not a brave person as there were very small children doing this with no problem. Me and my boy just like to play it safe I guess! ;-)

  2. Very cool looking place. Is it really big? The outside of it just looks huge.

    You also look like you're about 17 years old on the carousel. How did you do that?

    1. It's a pretty good size...4 floors. One floor is just blazer tag and another one is an arcade with the ropes course above it. I definitely don't see the 17 year old much anymore when I look in the mirror. It's probably the carousel that subtracts a few years. I'll take it though! ;-)

  3. I love this place! We have one here! All your beach post makes me want to go back so bad!! Oh how I miss it! So glad that you all had a great time! :)

  4. How awesome is a place like that!?!?

    1. It was okay for a rainy day, but a little overpriced as such things usually are. ;-)

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  6. That looks like so much fun! Eddie sounds a lot like Jason. He'd be in it to win it too.


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