Adoptive parents of hurt children know how our kids sabotage fun things. If they do have fun, they won't admit it. So for Daughter to tell me throughout the day that things were interesting and fun and then to have her pronounce that the whole day was fun is nothing short of a miracle. When we stopped at the store afterwards she returned to form, asking for things she knew I wouldn't get her and such, but while we were sightseeing, she was wonderfully cooperative. Capital had a program today where you could tour various sites and there were shuttle buses running several routes between various attractions. We spent almost 5 hours walking and touring. It was supposed to be in the low 80's with the chance of thunderstorms. Fortunately, there was no rain. Unfortunately, it was pushing 90, and the air conditioning wasn't working in several places.
We saw the state capital, a radio station, several different gardens, a used book sale (amazingly, Daughter was the one who spent money, not me). We went to museums and shops. We ran into one member family, but that was all. We only saw a fraction of the possibilities. We will definitely do it again next year. If we do it enough years, maybe we'll actually get to see everything! There were several places that we will go back to at some point this summer. I don't anticipate having any trouble convince Daughter it will be fun.
Oh, and she was dry last night. Maybe next year she'll skip the prom completely.