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"It seems that for success in science and art, a dash of autism is essential." Dr Hans Asperger 1906-1980
Sunday, 12 August 2012
PLANNING FOR A SUMMER TRIP
We need hats and bathing suits because they have a great water park, which we didn't use last time, because it was so late in the day. And we need comfortable walking shoes and Jacob's water shoes, because he hates going barefoot outside when he's in the water. Which isn't a big deal, we just bring his clothes and shoes in an extra bag.
Then of course we need our camera. And I must make sure that the battery is fully charged and there's room on the memory card. Last summer when we went, we took lots of great pictures of Jacob playing with the goats. Which reminds me, that I need to bring more change to pay for goat food. They come in those candy dispenser things and cost a quarter for a handful.
We may decide to get some french fries for lunch if Jacob wants something hot, so we need to bring some cash, because I hate using debit for a $5 purchase. But debit is good in the gift shop where we usually get a t-shirt and a cup for Jacob. Last year we got him a cup with his name on it, and he used it almost every day. The handle fell off and the rubber wrap on it began to peel, so he definitely needs a new one this year.
So all and all it's not too much to bring. It may seem like a lot, but we are experienced in pre planning trips. But the real tricky part is not telling Jacob that we're going. Because if we get his hopes up, and then we can't go for some unforeseen reason, it could be a disaster. So we usually wait to tell him about our trips until we get him up that morning.