Listen to the Percy Jackson books with your kids over and over and over again.
Marvel at how much you and your children learn about Greek Mythology thanks to Rick Riordan's modern day spin on the myths.
Sigh with relief when you find the newest audiobook in the series, The Lost Hero, at the library, because you'd rather sail through the Bermuda Triangle than listen to The Sea of Monsters one more time.
Start making plans for field trips to the nearby locations mentioned in The Lost Hero, because nothing brings the story to life like visiting the locations where the story takes place.
Drive through hot water to get to the first location: Jack London State Park in Glen Ellyn, CA. Who knew Jack London was the son of a Greek god? And all this time we thought his father was a traveling astrologer . . .
Wonder why you haven't come here before. It's absolutely gorgeous, even in - or especially in - the drizzly weather.
Wish you had worn better hiking shoes.
Tour the remains of the Wolf House. It's nearly neon green with moss and lichen.
Let your family walk ahead while you investigate the flora. Hope that Rick Riordan introduces Flora and delves deeper into Roman mythology in future books .
Journey back to your car for snacks and a brief respite from the increasingly heavy rain. But don't worry, it will let up just enough for you to visit Jack London's cottage and farm, and you definitely won't want to miss either of those.
Field trip to continue.