Thursday, June 24, 2010

Our Mini Vacation

Last week we went to Chattanooga. We hit the Aquarium & the Creative Discovery Museum. We made it through about 3/4 of the Aquarium before they had had enough. I mean how many fish can you look at before you start getting board. They were tired and just wanted to sit down some where. We had thought about going to the imax movie but decided that might not be a good idea. If they went to sleep and then we had to wake them up, not good. So we decided to eat lunch. We went to the food court at the aquarium. Those folks are really proud of their little pizzas. $7.00 for a little pizza & $3.00 for a drink. So that would have been $50.00 for us to eat. So not happening! We ended up going to Friday's. It was so good! Also it was something different. There are no Friday's around here.
After lunch we went to the Creative Discovery Museum. The kids could have stayed here all day! Not Mike or me. It was fun watching them play, for the first hour or so. Then we started getting ready to go! But they were not! I think we stayed there for 2 1/2 or 3 hours!
We ended up leaving Chattanooga around 5:00. This was not a good thing! It was also storming when we left. There were warning all the way to Rome so we opted to go over towards Alabama and go down. We were only in about 5 or 10 mins of rain and no traffic once we got off the interstate. It was just a nice ride home.
We stopped in Fort Pane to eat supper. At McDonald's of coarse! There was an in door play ground and the monkeys had a ball. They were not ready to go home when we got ready to leave. I think we were there for about an hour.
We were about 15 minutes from home when Abbie decided that she needed to pee. We were in Borden Springs. NO bathrooms any where. So we stopped on the side of the road and got her out. She looked at me and asked if she had to pee in the grass. It was funny! But Abbie has now pee'd on the side of the road in the middle of no where! (in the grass!)
Alan had come and got the sick van to work on while we were gone. He brought it back after we got home. It was still sick. Wednesday I carried it to the parts store and got them to put it on their computer to see if it would tell us what the problem was. Yep, a $60 part. We had already spent around $400 to get to this $60 part. Well It really needed $200 wort of the work done. But the other $200 was just waisted. Oh well. It is fixed now! It is so much easier to load everyone into the van than it is the car. The monkeys are way to close in the car!
Any way here are some pictures from our trip.

Levi & Andy
Andy, Abbie & Levi
Andy, Abbie & Mike
Abbie, Levi Andy
Abbie & Andy & Nemo
View from the aquirum

Abbie, Levi & and feeling a river otter.
Levi, Abbie & Andy
Andy & Abbie
Levi & Andy
Abbie, Levi & Andy
Levi Levi
Abbie & Levi
Mike & Andy
Andy & Levi
Andy & Levi
I could not resist! This thing would sneeze and snot would come out of it's "nose"! The monkeys thought this was the funniest thing!
Heading to bed! Night All!