As a child, I never really went to amusement parks. I went to Disney World for the first time when I was 16 and never went on any spectacular Caribbean cruises. I was 17 when I first went on an airplane, and although I've now been to Hawaii, I really haven't traveled all that much compared to some. But I have been to a lot of museums.
Museums were my amusement park as a kid. Our vacations were spent in historical locations all over the east coast, and every colonial house, national park visitor center, and tiny exhibition held a unique story. But big city museums have always had a special spot in my heart. At school a trip to the natural history museum always proves relaxing, and every couple of years I love making my way down to the Smithsonian in DC. Philadelphia is a nice change from Manhattan, and since my family has a membership to both the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Franklin Institute there, my friend Margeaux and I went for the day. Even though I've seen the permanent exhibits there countless times, it's always nice to see them again. Kind of like checking in with old friends.Do you have a favorite museum?