Our stop in this town was to see our friend Emily Peters who works as a reporter for the Abilene newspaper. From 2007 to 2009, I worked with Emily in West Africa. Since her return to US we have kept in touch and helped each other out on various projects.

We met Emily for lunch at central Texas’ best Bar-B-Q joint: Harold’s. It was a great choice not only for the delicious food but for its ambience and local color.

When Emily headed back to work she recommended we check out The Grace Museum across the street. Trey was in for a treat! The second floor of the building has a children’s museum that though small, is packed with interactive, educational stations and games. Atlanta’s Children’s Museum may be 5x the size but delivers 1/5th the content. Someone who really knew what they were doing was behind the design of this attraction. Trey had a blast and despite being in dire need of a nap he pleaded for me to let him play all day.

One of the coolest things at The Grace Museum was the interactive “music wall”. Here’s a video of Trey playing on it:

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