Thursday, June 27, 2013

Weekend Away...

Several weeks ago
we made the trek
"down south"
to visit Jon's family.
To get
"down south"
means at least a 4 hour car ride.
Not fun!
When we finally got to the hotel,
the kids all gave a happy scream
and ran circles in the parking lot!

We stayed at the water park in town.
We live in a town with several fancy water parks,
so this water park was a bit boring
with one slide and one kid area...
but the kids still had fun!

The highlight of staying in the hotel
is eating in bed
while watching tv!
We don't travel often
because it simply isn't worth it
when traveling with little ones!
As a result,
we have no suitcases!!
So we packed like some classic rednecks...
in an over flowing laundry basket!
Since this trip,
we have made a point to
seek out and purchase some vintage suitcases!
So, we will now be able to travel in
style with our adorable vintage cases!
James is pretty good at sneaking junk...
like soda!
Traveling GF is always a tricky thing!
We bring lots of foods we normally never eat...
and we go through more
Udi bread that
one should ever eat!

While we were visiting Jon's dad,
James was busy picking some sprouted
Asparagus at the farm...
he later "hid" it
in the secret compartment of the RV step.
Thankfully I saw him do it,
or Jon's dad would've gotten a
smelly surprise next time they went camping!
When we went to the Farm,
Jon's brother and his family was also there visiting...
so the 3 boys got to go in the
Hot Tub with GrandpaS.
Elsie didn't want to get in the hot tub
with just boys!
She is always a little left out
being that she is the only girl!

The highlight of the trip was
making coffee
in the little coffee pot in the hotel bathroom!
Life is all about the little moments!
We do not even own a coffee pot at home,
my kids have never been inside a
caribou coffee,
basically coffee is unheard of around here,
so this was a big deal to them!
{we let them try some, turns out they are like Jon and I and think Coffee is the worlds worst thing to drink!}
They each tried the waterslide...
James loved it and wanted to go
again and again!

At one point baby needed a dry diaper,
so I went to go up to the room and change her.
As I took the key from Jon, he told me the room number.
347 or something.
I got to the room and tried the key,
nothing happened.
I tried a few other doors thinking maybe I got confused,
but none of the doors opened.
I went back down to the pool and asked again...
Jon laughed when I told him where I was...
I was on floor #2...
our room was on floor #3!!
So I headed to floor #3...
tried random doors, still nothing worked.
Found Jon again.
He laughed at my directionally challenged person!
He then led us all to the correct room and opened the door with no
issue at all!
Turns out I went the wrong way after getting off the
After that I was careful to not leave the room
without Jon!

We had a fun little trip.
We will not be traveling again with the kids
until they are able to drive in their own car.
It's not harsh.
My ears and nerves haven't been the same
since that trip.
Basically my kids love trips,
exploring new things, staying in motels...
but they hate the
"getting there part"...
Now that's its been over a month since our little trip,
the awful getting there part is wearing off
and just the fun memories remain,
and I find myself wishing I wouldn't
have declared no more trips.
Maybe if we get real adventurous we will
someday try it again before they
are all grown up.
{yes, he is eating a cucumber on a hanger...
don't ask why.
It's James, so I wouldnt have an answer anyhow!}

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