Friday, August 07, 2009
By now, we are getting a little tired....a little cranky, and a whole lot of slap happy... so at any given time, one of us could be yelling...and/or laughing...at more points, all at the same time...on leg 2 of our vacation, it only got worse...lol...
On Wednesday, we had only planned on 2 things...
We first went to Wagon Trails in Vienna, OH. Where you ride on a bus through a family owned farm of Safari animals. You can feed and touch them. It was neat, but seeing kids and adults alike squeal when the animals got close...it was just too cute.
We then went to Jibb Jabb's Hot Dogg Stand in Girard for dinner. It was a place we had found last year on our way home from vacation and knew while we were in the neighborhood, that we just had to stop this year.
This is all we had planned....but what we then did was go to New Baltimore, OH for ice cream...yum...homemade ice cream...and there small is more than enough for any one person...We then went and played on the playground...yes, even me....lol.
Then off to Hartville to visit Quail Hollow State Park. by now, we are all ready for bed... but couldn't resist a little walk around. My mom and nieces took a trail walk (were by the way, they got lost...lol) and my kids and i ventured toward the Manor.
The house wasn't open, but we are already planning a sunday trip so we can tour the house :)
we then went grocery shopping for the food for the next day.
On Thursday, we went to Brandywine, located in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I can't even begin to show all the beauty, but will show a couple pics.
by now, we had all worked off our picnic lunch and was ready for dinner....lol...plus we planned on going to a drive in for a couple movies, so we stopped and got pizza and took it to Goodyear park to eat in the beauty of it all. We then stopped at mom's house for a quick cup of coffee and bathroom break and then off to see G-force and Harry Potter. G-Force was cute...and though i am not a big Harry Potter fan, will say this was a pretty good movie.
We got home about 2am...beyond tired and exhausted.... and...ready for our last day where friends and family will meet at Goodyear park for a day of food and games... and a concert tonight.
Friday, August 07, 2009
I am dividing the vacation into 2 parts and will add the final day (today) tomorrow. We done so much and i want to share some of our pictures. So here goes.
On Sunday, after church, we stopped at Shoney's for lunch/dinner and then made our way to New Philadelphia, checked into our hotel and then went to Tuscora Park.
and saw an awesome concert were we all did a little dance...it was a jazz/blues band, not our usual style, but good just the same.
We then went back to hotel for an hour of swimming and hot tub.
On Monday we went to Marietta to tour a Castle. Interesting, and with lots of history, but i am also looking forward to touring more castles in the future.
We then drove around for a bit before heading to dinner at Denny's and back to the hotel for more swimming and hot tub. After that was closed, we went to Walmart to pick up a few things since our original plans did not include this night at the hotel. But we were finding so much to do in this area, we decided to stay on. With us, a plan is never concrete and can change at the whim of 2 adults, 4 teenagers and 1 10 yrs old who thinks she is a teenager...lol.
On Tuesday, we went to Uricksville for a new water park that had just opened up. It was cute. It was a local attraction and not a big tourist thing, but that was just fine with us. Didn't cost a lot and everyone was usually within view. And all still had a wonderful time.
We then went to Hot Rod City, a diner/museum. Cute, and worth seeing, but a little overpriced.
We then headed home to spend a night in our own beds.
Stay tuned...Part 2 to follow...
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