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Another week[end] come and gone.
Jeremy had this past week off work. We took this opportunity to get out-of-town for a few days. So you, lucky reader, get a nearly full week recap. Whoop whoop!
Tuesday we headed to the Dells! I was a little nervous about Avery being in the car for so long. Last time we took a multi-hour car ride, she was 6 months old and slept the whole time. We stopped in some random town in Wisconsin, about halfway through our drive and wandered around the town until we found a park. We are our picnic lunch and let Avery run around for a bit. It was a long pit stop, but she had fun and got some energy out.
We got to our resort a little before 4pm. Unloaded all of our crap. Did you know that 3 people going away for 4 days equals a bajillion trips back and forth from the car to get it all in the cabin? Well, it does.
Our resort gave us a bunch of travel guides and different papers at check in. One paper had all the local restaurants where they offered discounted gift cards. Reading the descriptions, I decided I wanted to try them all. Realistic, right? I did see from a fellow blogger who was just in the dells that they had a place that served your food on a train. I had to try that place!
Buffalo Phil’s was the perfect place to go on our first night. Avery loved watching the trains go by. And she was obsessed with her hat the train delivered to her.
The only problem was she wanted all the toys/stuffed animals that were on the trains. We had such a good time there.
Have I mentioned before my completely irrational fear/hatred of ceiling fans? So I was not too happy to have this looming over my head while I slept. Just waiting to fall on my face while I sleep.
Wednesday started out with a flat tire on my car. Let me just tell you we have had to buy 4 new tires and now this patch all within a year. Not the best luck with tires over here. Thankfully they could just patch it this time and only put us out like 15 bucks.
After that got taken care of, we went to Mt Olympus water park. Their outdoor area closed the week before (boo!) but we got super cheap tickets. So we went to the indoor park. It was pretty fun. Avery wanted to go down all the slides. And she went down a couple with Jeremy. With not too great results. Jeremy ended the day with a completely skinned, bloody knee. Water park over.
That night we stayed in for dinner and called it a night early.
Thursday we headed out and I had to stop at the DD! It has been forever since I have had one of their delicious iced coffees. It was just as heavenly as I remembered!
After that necessary stop, we went to ride a Duck Boat. The first time for me and Avery! It was so much fun! She love the openness of the ride and the wind in her hair. She had a smile plastered on her face the whole ride.
The weather was in the mid 60s and everything was bright and crisp. A picture perfect fall day. Also, who knew Wisconsin could be so pretty?
That night we went to the pool at the resort and played around before dinner.
Friday we had to pack up and head out. Sad day. I was having such a nice time away, I did not want to come home. But I did see some pretty clouds on the drive home.
Saturday we had a family get together. Always fun to see the kiddos running around and having fun.
Just one question: How on earth did my niece get so big? She is almost like a grown up now. Stop it!
Sunday was relaxed. And I got to close out the weekend with a coffee date and some girly times with my two BFFs. It was much-needed and the perfect way to end the weekend!
I hope you had a great weekend too! And on to another week of Blogtember!