Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Summer Trip: Omaha

One of the many perks of my new job (as a stay at home mom) is the freedom to travel with Toby (when our schedule allows).  In July Toby had to travel to Omaha for work and Paisley was in-between swim lessons so we went with him. 

We left Wednesday afternoon around nap time to make travel a little easier on everyone.  We got to our hotel room right around dinner time so we unloaded the car and let the kids run around/explore the room while we searched for a place to eat dinner that would let the kids burn off energy.  We found this place called The Pizza Machine.  This place was like Chuck E Cheese on crack.  It was CRAZY!!  I don't know who had more fun the kids or us. 
On Thursday while Toby was away at his work meeting the kids and I entertained ourselves at the hotel by making forts in-between the beds  
and in the armoire.
We also explored outside little but it was hot and not that much fun.  So we ended up at the pool four different times!

After Toby was done with his meeting we went to the mall for dinner, shopping and a little play time.  

On our way home on Friday we stopped at the Omaha Zoo.  We had fun but it would have been a little more enjoyable had the weather been a lot less HOT!   

After the zoo we are were hot, hungry and tired.  So we got lunch to go and settled in for a napped (at least the kids and I did) and about half way home we had to take a detour due to the flooding.  It was so sad to see what these people had lost.  And due to the unexpected detour the last 20 minutes of our drive was pure HELL (Ryder screamed and Paisley cried/yelled at him for waking her up - oh, the joys of traveling with kids)!

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