Saturday, September 17, 2011

Road Trip

The final days of family vacation were spent road tripping back to Minnesota.  John had to get back to TX so it was my mom and her four kids.  She did a fantastic job planning and made sure to pack the fun into only a few days.  The first day, we got up early and hit the road.  By 10am we had already been in 2 countries and 3 states, and we were ready for some breakfast.  Since my mom and siblings are big fans of Diners Drive-Ins and Dives, they had already planned on eating breakfast at Lucky's Cafe in Cleveland.  My mom and I shared the Baked Mac-N-Cheese and the Biscuits & Gravy, both recommendations from the show.  Not the healthiest when you are sitting in a car all day, but it was AMAZING!  After breakfast we took a break from driving and visited the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame.  My favorite exhibits were Elvis, The Beatles, and Micheal Jackson.  Unfortunately, cameras were not allowed so I only have a picture of the outside of the building. 

After the museum, we all piled back in the car and headed to Sandusky, OH.  After checking into our hotel, we headed to Cedar Point Amusement Park, the roller coaster capital of the world.  I have not been to an amusement park with my family since my brothers were little, so it was fun to be able to ride all the rides without worrying about kids not being tall enough.  By the end of the day we were exhausted, but we managed to pack a ton of fun into one day.  To recap, we woke up in Canada, drove through four states, ate a Diners Drive-Ins and Dives restaurant, visited the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, and went to an amusement park.  Good job planning mom!

Our final adventure was the sand dunes in Indiana.  Unfortunately it was raining when we got there so we spent the evening in our hotel room having family game night.  Like usual, we played Settlers and I WON!!!  Settlers sounds like a really stupid game, especially if you listen to other people play, but once you learn it is really fun.  Both of my brother are teenagers and love it!

The next morning we went to the beach.  It was a little chilly and windy and my mom did not want to mess up her hair.  She kind of looks like a criminal. 

Alex enjoying the scenery

Trying to take pictures of myself:)

Quack Quack

Adam trying to "surf" on a piece of wood

Beautiful Morning!

Alex found this sail boat on the beach and gave it to me.  I brought it home to John and it is currently living on the kitchen window sill.  Don't ask why, sometime we are silly. 

Adam skipping rocks

Family Photo - Me, My Mom, Leah, Adam, Alex

Adam playing in the sand

Alex skipping rocks.  There were thousands of perfect, flat rocks.  Alex is 16, the age where everything is stupid, and said he could stay all day.  I would say the beach was a hit!

My mom and siblings hanging out on the beach

Still trying to get a picture of myself

Goodbye beautiful morning!

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