Monday, June 30, 2008

Cincinnati


I know it's a little late, but we've been really busy this June. Here are some pictures from Cincinnati.

The highlights:

  • 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.

5 comments:

John and Lisa Webster said...

I love the pictures! Jack and Wesley are getting so big!

The Greene's said...

I'm glad you guys had a good time and survived road tripping! I love the picture of the ape under the blanket/towel...oh and the kids are cute too :)

Beckie said...

I got that picture of the orangutan just before it started to downpoor. It was sprinkling a little when we first went to see him. He was sitting kind of in front of that tree on the ground and when it started to rain harder, he grabbed his blanket, walked up to where you see him in the picture and draped the blanket over his head. Too funny.

The Greene's said...

The peacock picture gave me flashbacks to the Denver Zoo when we kept trying to get a picture of a peacock with his tail feathers open...all I have are about 20 pictures of peacocks walking around hahahaha!

Sean said...

Beckie, you neglected to tell everyone that during this hot and humid weather the A/C was only working intermittently. I think I bought 3 cans of Freon to recharge the A/C over the course of the week. There were a couple VERY hot car rides.