Remember when you were in college and you used to take the most awesome road trips with your roommates?
This was nothing like that!
I had a conference to go to last weekend in Columbia, S.C. You may recall that Ashlyn and Maleah, friends of this blog, live there, as do their parents, and we thought it would be a good opportunity to get our two families together again. The trip up only took about 7 hours, which isn't bad considering normal people do it in about 5. Upon arrival at the hotel, we discovered that the phones didn't work and they were so apologetic they gave us two adjoining rooms, which worked out so much better than all cramping into one small one.
Kennedy definitely enjoyed the bed. (And not, I'll point out, her pack and play, as planned.)
While I was out doing conferency things, Harvey took the girls on wonderful adventures. One day they went to the most amazing children's museum called EdVenture. (But forgot the camera.) That night we met up with the Lomicka-Anderson clan and had a wonderful dinner, albeit sans camera.
The next day Harvey took everyone to the zoo, thanks to passes from Lara (although her family got sick and they couldn't join the fun). It was, from what I hear, a great zoo.
They had statues to climb on
and of course real animals too. They took the turtle pictures for me.
And there was a merry-go-round as well!
Although Harvey and I go a little stir crazy being cooped in a hotel room, Resli and Lela (and by force, Kennedy) really enjoyed just hanging out and being silly.
In retrospect, everyone did really well on the trip. It was tiring and a whole different experience than what I used to call a road trip, but it is also nice to have these family vacations.