We started at The Alf Engen Ski Museum, then to its playground, Discovery Cove, in the beautiful, sunny weather. Perfect weather!!! The kids did a little climbing and tried to not touch the ground on the obstacle course. We laughed a lot!!
Then on to Swaner Preserve and Eco Center and the sun calendar in Newpark Town center. So cool! (except for the part where Clive and Vera were fighting and kicking each other.)
Vera insisted she get a salad from Cafe Rio when we walked by (which she wasted so I ate it).
Clive insisted on a microwavable pizza from Smith's (that Jamison ended up eating).
We checked into our hotel room at 2:40pm and it had a sliding door right to the pool. . . so convenient since the kids wanted to swim off and on for several hours. They collectively used 15 or more pool towels!
Nick got everyone dinner at Panda Express and McDonald's.
Nick and I went for a walk in the strong wind on the bridge across the freeway and then stopped at Whole Foods. It's been almost a year since we shopped there, and we were amazed at how ridiculously high their prices are. We are very fortunate we can get the same organic, natural, high-quality items for a fraction of the cost at the various stores we shop.
Colette and I walked to Walmart and each bought 2 pair of capris for summer.
We went back to the hotel room and watched HGTV for most of the night.
An ad for Taco Bell's nacho fries aired, so off Nick ran with the 3 little kiddos across the street to buy some at like 9pm. He is hilarious! Yummmm.
So much out to eat food. A total of $43. Reminds me that home cooking is the way to go. Good thing we brought along bananas, clementines, apples, granola bars, oatmeal, candy, etc. to eat as snacks since everyone is always hungry!
Vera complained and complained that she didn't want to sleep on the floor. That was miserable to have to listen to.
Our room was so hot that sleeping was difficult and uncomfortable even on a bed!
I woke up at 6am, showered, and got ready for the hotel's breakfast. There was quite the assortment of options! I had oatmeal with bananas and berries that was really quite good! The kids had pancakes, bacon, cereal, yogurt, juice, etc. Mmmmm.
Colette was sick with a stomach bug, so we checked out very early and headed home close to 7:30 or 8am.
Super short trip that wasn't all that eventful.
Why do kids have such a hard time getting along and obeying?!?
I am so over little weekend getaways. I'd rather stay home than sleep in a hotel. Probably for the best, so we can save have more money to save for retirement :)