"Hey, y'all! Watch me juggle!" Okay, so Jon's not really juggling, but it is cool that I caught a ball in mid-flight, on the left. I meant to do that. Really.
I have to admit, I let my family membership to the Clay Center/ Avampato Discovery Museum expire, and I really wish I hadn't. Living in Spencer, I didn't think I would go there enough to merit getting the pass, but we've been there a few times this summer, and would probably go there more often if we had the pass. So, I think I might renew it soon.
I'm just thrilled that we have the Clay Center. Yeah, it's expensive, and blah, blah, blah, but I think it's definitely worth it to have a nice museum/concert hall/planetarium/science center right here in the city to take the kids to. We've been to many museums just like this one in other cities and have paid higher prices to get in, so I personally think it's a bargain. It's especially nice when the kids are working on homework about soil erosion for science class and one of them says, "hey, I remember this from the Clay Center!"
I do miss the view from Sunrise, though. I remember sneaking out to the big portico on the back of the museum with my boyfriend after my high school prom, just to watch the city lights come alive. I wish Sunrise was still something public that people could visit. It would make a killer gallery for local art!