Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sunday Picture

This is a picture from Sunday.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Vacation Days Continued

Afterward we went to Chad's favorite attraction, The Monster Truck ride. We had a crazy driver who made this lots of fun. I wish I had more pictures to post of this event.

On our last day in Wisconsin, we enjoyed the water park and went to the movies to see the Smurfs. I think I enjoyed this as much as the kids.

This is my last vacation post. After days 5 and 6 things went downhill for our trip. I ended up with food poisoning and am choosing not to remember the last two days of this vacation.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Vacation Days 5 and 6

Day 5 of our vacation was spent at one of my favorite attractions, The Wisconsin Deer Park. We were able to feed the deer from our hands. The kids were able to hug and pet them. It was a wonderful experience for all of us.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Vacation Day 4

On our first full day in Wisconsin, we visited the outlet mall. I was a little disappointed in the shopping. It could not compare to Dallas. The kids enjoyed the Disney Store but that was about the extent of our purchases.

We ate at a local restaurant called Sprecher's for lunch. It was great. They made gourmet sodas which were delicious. I had cherry cola and the kids had root beer. After lunch we headed back to the Great Wolf Lodge to play at the waterparks.

We ended the day with a round of miniature golf.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Vacation Day 3

We made the 5 1/2 hour trip from Des Moines to the Wisconsin Dells. This seemed like one of the longest days of our trip. We basically drove across Iowa which is filled with red barns, cornfields, and silos. We stopped in Waterloo for lunch at Popeyes. I was so happy to see sweet tea.

We arrived in Wisconsin in time to eat dinner at Buffalo Phil's. This is the restaurant that delivers your food and drink by train. The kids loved it!. We also had a couple of hours to enjoy the waterpark at our hotel. Let's just say we all slept well that night.

Vacation Day 2--Adventureland

We spent the second day of our vacation in Des Moines, Iowa at Adventureland. This was a really nice amusement/water park. Everything was really clean and we did not have to wait too long in line.

The kids favorite ride was the Frog.

Chad's least favorite ride was the Silly Silo. Apparently 30 is too old for spinning.

We ended the day with dinner at Uncle Buck's fishbowl grill located at the Bass Pro Shop. It was like eating in a large aquarium complete with a bowling alley. Sorry no pictures of this experience but we had a good time.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Vacation Day 1

We have returned from our long awaited vacation to the Wisconsin Dells. We had a wonderful time and took advantage of the cooler weather. While Arkansas was sweltering at 115 degrees we were enjoying low 80s. Our first day we woke up early and drove to Kansas City for lunch. The kids loved eating at the T-REx Cafe and making a Build-a-dinosaur.

We also stopped at Cabelas and shopped. Chad thinks he likes this better than the Bass Pro Shop. The kids and I enjoyed looking at all of the "stuffed" animals and feeding the fish.

Afterward, we drove to Des Moines, IA where we played in the swimming pool before calling it a night. The kids were so excited and did so well considering we drove a total of 8 hours.