I know it's a little late, but we've been really busy this June. Here are some pictures from Cincinnati.
- We drove (I know, I know...) to Cincinnati with the Phillips at the beginning of June
- Two days down, four days there, two days back
- 2 families, 9 people (whenever we walked in to a restaurant and told them we needed a table for 9 with 2 highchairs, the hostess's eyes got wide)
Creation Museum: Very interesting. I would recommend a visit, but be prepared to read a lot. And make sure the people you go with (not a 2-year-old) are prepared to read (or be read to) a lot too. I'd love to go back in a few years when the kids are older.
Cincinnati Zoo: A great zoo, although it rained on the day we chose to go. It just made it that much more exciting. Despite wearing ponchos, we still ended up VERY wet.
Cincinnati Fire Museum: This was by far the highlight for Jack. He got to "drive" a fire engine (it was really just the top front 1/4 of the cab, but it had a steering wheel and some switches so he didn't care - who needs wheels?). We had to have some lessons about sharing because as soon as Sam and Caleb even stepped near the fire engine, Jack began to scream.
Parky's Ark Water Park: Mid 90s and humid is perfect weather to spend an hour or so at a water park. Jack was apprehensive at first, but by the time we had to leave he was begging (by begging I mean freaking out and crying at the mere mention of getting in the car) to stay. He just stood under the rainbow and said, "It's like a shower" over and over.
Riverboat "Cruise": After the water park, we headed to downtown Cincinnati to take a paddle boat tour of the city. There had been a lot of rain so the current in the Ohio river was strong and the paddles weren't strong enough to get us upstream. Instead, we were pushed by a tug boat. A very different experience than what I expected. Nonetheless, it was an interesting history and city and we got to ride on a boat.