There was a special show at the Gaillard Center. Boeing's Above and Beyond, the Ultimate Interactive Flight Exhibition. It is ending on the 13th of March. We just did not have time to go down there before! Wednesday was a half day, so I figured it would be perfect. Our first stop was Chic Fil A. I have never seen it so crowded in there! We even saw people we knew! I still think that is fun to have lived here long enough to know people around town.
It may have been a half day for Dorchester 2 school district, but it was field trip day for a good number of other schools! The boys stopped at the arches and another family was standing there watching a lady bug. We talked to them for a bit, they told us that while the people at the door did not exactly say no, we are full, they were strongly encouraged to come back about 2. There were so many field trips it would have been impossible for the boys to enjoy themselves. I thought maybe going to the Fort Sumter Visitors Center would be a good idea. A fun place to wait for an hour and a half.
On the way to the Visitors Center, we saw this sign and learned a little more about Charleston History.
At the entrance to Fort Sumter and the Aquarium
It was time to go back to the Gaillard Center.
The courtyard was empty and there was no line! Looks like we timed it right
The light was very blue in the first part of the exhibit. All the screens were touch screen.
At first the line to go to the simulator did not seem too long. Well, the large group was ahead of us, with only one of them holding their spots in line. Lon designed one plane. The large group designed a few planes each and would take the two minutes in simulator 3 or more times. A docent noticed the line was not moving at all and told them one plane at a time, then get back in line. Once the large group moved out, the line moved very well. I have never been a fan of one person holding a spot in line for 15 other people. I can understand one little kid not being able to wait in line for a long time and one parent taking him around to something else and coming back, but 15 people of various ages, not so much.
Then it was time to go home. It was after 3. I knew traffic was going to be a mess. It was. It was nice that the back up on the freeway started right after the exit for the surface street that took us back home!
It was a fun day, we learned a lot. I am glad we made the effort to see Above and Beyond.