Ok, well Trevor has a roller coaster kid- it’s just not the one I figured it would be. Jack went with him 4 times, where Aimee could only be convinced once. We spent the day at Camp Snoopy at the MOA. It was overwhelming and fun, and we figure the kids got their $16.96 US (each) worth of rides. They were impeccably well behaved. Jack, falling asleep tonight just asked if he could go back on the coaster tomorrow. I have to say i’m surprised. He’s a pretty cautious kid.

Weather-wise, it rained hard today, so an indoor amusement park was ideal. There’s enough to do that we will return tomorrow. And despite a ridiculous amount of debit to the Visa, I still have nothing to show for it. I’m heading for the shoe place I spotted today at my earliest opportunity.

Food has been a challenge. Finding restaurants that offer reasonable healthy choices is not that easy. I’m sick of fast food and generic menus, but our new criteria for restaurants has become ones which provide crayons for Hangman, and plastic cups with lids that we can take back to the hotel. So far,so good (sadly). Score tonight at Red Robin, when the manager thought Jack was cute or something, and instead of giving him one balloon, he gave him an even dozen, helium filled. They had minutes of entertainment releasing the whole “flock” into the ceiling fan in the hotel and watching them bumble along the ceiling. Giggles galOre.

We have also been having fun with the place names around here. Our hotel is at the corner of Yankee Doodle and Pilot Knob. On the way in, we passed by Pleasureland (an RV sales outlet whose motto, I thought, should be “if this trailer’s a-rockin’, don’t come a-knockin'”), followed soon after by Opportunity Way (oh, to have such an address, all my problems would be solved). I’ll keep a lookout for more amusing neighbourhoods.

Tomorrow we go back to the mall, and do the Aquarium. We are also seriously considering using the babysitting service for a couple of hours of whine-and question-free shopping. It is a major toss-up whether I use my time for actual shopping or for a pedicure somewhere.

I am off to the hotel gym for a short run and some collateral silence. Then back to the room for some drinks with my husband. So far, a fantastic vacation.


About therapeuticrambling

I am a wife, a mom, a nurse, a writer. I enjoy laughing.
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