November's Proximity Neglect Project™ winner was Dan K., who took his sister and brother-in-law and their triplets (triplets!) to the Franklin Institute because he hadn't been there "since, like, 4th grade." We asked him to take some pictures and let us know how it went. Here's what he said:
Are you happy with your choice of the Franklin Institute? If not, what do you wish you'd chosen instead?
Dan: Absolutely happy with my choice. I have not been to the Franklin Institute in over 30 years and it was great to get back there. So many great exhibits to check out.
What was the coolest part about it?
Dan: I think that it's great that no matter your age there is something there for you to learn. And the new sports zone was one of my favorite exhibits. Another cool part was the rapid recall I had of my class trip there over 30 years ago (again, the last time I was there.) It's kind of neat when old memories resurface decades later and don't seem that distant, you know? I'm being a dork right now, aren't I? I'll move on.
What would you warn our readers to watch out for if they attend the Franklin Institute themselves?
Dan: Parking!!! There is very little of it at the Franklin Institute itself, especially on weekends. I would recommend parking elsewhere.
Anything else you want to add?
Dan: If you haven't been to the Franklin Institute in a while, go! Even if you aren't going with kids, there is definitely enough to do regardless of your age. It could also be a pretty cool idea for a date. Hit up the Franklin Institute, get your nerd on, and then head out to a few bars for some adult beverages. I am sure the Love Your Block crew can recommend some great drinking establishments!
You know us too well, Dan. Submit your own idea for the Proximity Neglect Project™ and you could be our next winner!
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