Monday, August 27, 2012

Road Trip part three

The riveting conclusion!

We left Erie for Kirkland, Ohio where there are some LDS church history sites. We met the lovely Lindsey Green and her girls there and took a quick tour of some of the homes there. Our guides were a little over ambitious, even though we asked for the super abbreviated, we have 4 small kids, tour. Still, it was very interesting, especially the Newell K. Whitney store. We stopped by the Kirkland Temple but it was another 90 minute tour and we knew that was a no go with all 4 girls. So we walked around, snapped a few pictures and headed to the Green’s home.

DSC_7641DSC_7648 DSC_7662 DSC_7671 DSC_7691 DSC_7709 DSC_7741That night we had dinner at Chick-fil-A (delicious!) and went to an Indians game. That was pretty fun, even if we were cramped in the smallest bleacher section and it smelled like sweaty balls all around us. And no, not baseballs. The girls got Dippin Dots so they were happy. And really, so was I. IMG_1092 The next day while Casey slaved away at his new job, we went to the Christmas Story house and museum. This was really cool…you could walk through the house and check things out and touch things. The 15 minutes of guided narrative at the beginning was torture though…our girls were seriously animals. But then we got to pose with the leg lamp, the bb gun, and Derrick even got to try on the bunny suit and come down the stairs. Hilarious. DSC_7796DSC_7817DSC_7825DSC_7834That night we went to a great burger restaurant owned by Michael Symon called B Spot. I had the gyro burger which was amazing and a vanilla bean, apple pie and BACON milkshake. Divine. The girls both played on the iPad and iPhone (which I am completely against while at restaurants—but I made an exception) plus we fed them beforehand, so we had a nice pleasant meal. DSC_7869We had a great time with Casey and Lindsey, as we always do, playing games and just chatting. We sure do miss them here in Milwaukee! DSC_7770 We left for home on Saturday, making a pit stop in Chicago to stop by one of our favorite movie scenes.DSC_7886DSC_7882Overall, it was a really great trip. The girls are at great ages for road tripping. The key is plenty of snacks, books on CD, dollar store surprises, gummy bears, and lots of movies loaded on the iPad. We had tons of fun, and I’ll remember our little family vacation for a long time.


vanessa said...

Looks like such a fun trip! You guys always know how to find the best food and things to do! Kirtland is right next to where I went to Jr High and High School, so I have a soft spot for those historic sites. :)

Lindsey said...

We had such a blast having you guys come! That sweaty ball smell will always haunt me!

DeAnn said...

Kirtland is definitely better w/o kids. Stop and say hi next trip!!