So far this summer we have been several different places. I do think we are doing great for a summer supposed to be spent at home.
Our first trip was to Great Falls, Va. My husband's Grandma moved from DC to Louisiana and we had to go up there to say goodbye before she left. Her house up there, or "The Farm" was amazing! I think my favorite part was it was in the middle of these million dollar mansions, down in it's own little valley. You'd never know it was there unless you had been there before. I'm definitely going to miss it! The kids also got to search for buried treasure in the yard :)
We found a cute little place called Dinosaur Park. It's not like any Dinosaur place I had been to so it was really kind of neat to walk around in among the dinosaurs.
We went to Great Falls Park where these amazing falls are located. Scariest part of the trip, when this raft full of pre-teen girls went in the water, headed towards the swift parts, and half of them fell out! I was terrified for them but they made it back into the raft just fine.
After that week long vacation we were lucky enough to get to go on another mini vacation/family retreat to the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, NC. I love this place. Always have. I wish it wasn't so dang expensive but that's the price you pay for nice rooms, good food, and an indoor and outdoor water park!
We also went to the mall and spent some fun time at Dave and Busters. It's a really cool adult arcade place. Again, a must for anyone in the Concord area.
The kids also rode on the carousel while we were at the mall. I had taken a long shutter picture and tried to convince them the carousel was moving super fast LOL It didn't work.
Charlotte Motor Speedway is right there within 2 miles so I decided we would go check it out too. We got there after all the tours had gone out for the day but the wonderful gentleman behind the counter took us on our own little private tour of the speedway! We went inside and sat in the member's only chairs. We even got to go to the VIP lounge! It's so amazing in there!!! If you are ever in Charlotte, you have to stop in to the speedway.
And there you have it, our summer so far. We have had one family come stay with us for just a night. All we did was played hand and foot and caught up on some much needed adult conversation for me. Coming up yet we still have a few parks to hike, my sister Cheri and her family are coming out and 18 trips already paid for the swimming pool! The kids go back to school in just 29 days so we had best get all our fun out while we can!
~Till next time~