Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Long Weekend Getaway

Cade had a few days off last weekend and we took advantage by heading over to KC for a few days.
And you know it's going to be a killer weekend when you set off the smoke detector in your hotel room in less than five minutes from walking in the door. True story.
We headed out to Coco Key first.
Lydia didn't remember being here before so it was all new to her.

Cade was lucky enough to have an old basketball team mate show up so he was able to run around with him and have some fun on their own.
What is it about swimming that makes you feel famished?  After driving around what seemed like HOURS after we left the water park, we found D'Bronx.  If you've never eaten there, you surely are missing out on some incredible pizza.  The hours long drive seemed well worth the wait.
Also, while we waited for our pie to be made, we got to graffiti the walls and booth.

Next morning we headed to Paradise Park, in Lee's Summit, MO.
It was a blast.  If you have a couple kids with an age gap like ours, it's a perfect place to entertain them both at the same time, assuming you're willing to divide and conquer parent-wise.

 He waited for hours for this to open.
Not right there, though.  He occupied his time:

 Finally!  He got to drive the go karts.  Then he got stranded on the track for a while.
Just par for the course on this trip, though.
After a lunch break, we came back and had a blast in the Foam Factory.
Not sure why we were the only parents in there playing.  I'm sure the other parents were wondering what we were doing in there.  I felt like saying, "Hello?  It's a freakin' blast in here!  Come play with yo' kids!"

Saturday morning, we attempted to watch the KU/KSU game, but found it better to do something else.
So we went to the Moon Marble Company.
Again, another win for activites to do with different aged kiddos.  They had all kinds of retro and unique toys plus we got to sit in on a marble making demonstration.

It was a great weekend.  Aside from the cash/credit/smoke alarm snafus we seemed to keep running into, we had a blast.  And we came home with a new favorite game.  SHOOTING MARBLES!  Who knew?  If you've never tried it, I'd definitely recommend it.  Going old school seems to be so in, anyway, don't you think?

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