Monday, July 29, 2013

Impromptu trip to Virginia Part 2

I really wanted to see Mount Vernon and where we were staying was 25 minutes from it.  So depending on how everyone slept that night I was thinking of driving over there.  When we woke up on the 1st of July feeling refreshed I decided to extend my trip by booking a hotel near Gettysburg.  So I said goodbye to Brittany and Tressa and we headed out to Mount Vernon.  It was a rainy day and a bit difficult by myself with a 3 year old and a baby but I was so grateful I did it.  Kaellyn was very confused.  I told her we were going to Georges house.  She thought we were going to see Curious George the monkey.  Then she thought we were going to a friends house to play.  So I had to explain to her about who George Washington was.  Then she thought I said "George Washing Machine"  Then when we were on the tour the only part she heard was George Washington went out in the snow and died.  So whenever you mention George Washington to her she says, "George died in snow!"  So maybe one day she'll grasp who George Washington was.

Saying goodbye to her new friend

With George "Washing machine"

With Mount Vernon in the background

After Mount Vernon we drove to Emmitsburg, Maryland where we were staying for the night.  We checked in and went swimming at their indoor pool.  Then we spent the rest of the night relaxing and recovering from the past 2 days.  We went to bed early so that we could get to Gettysburg early the next day.

Our big King sized bed we all slept in before we went to Gettysburg

Impromtu trip to Virginia Part 1

On a Friday around 1 pm my friend Brittany texted me saying she was going to go on a road trip.  Then she said if I wanted to meet her she could go to Virginia.  I had nothing else going on that weekend and Briss was working so I said, "yes, I can meet you".  I headed out the following day at 10 am.  The girls did great in the car.  I took 3 stops and we arrived in Woodbridge Virginia around 6 pm.  It was about 6.5 hours of driving time plus the breaks in between.  We checked into our hotel and then went swimming.  We had me and my 2 kids, Brittany and her 8 month old Effie and Tressa and her 2 kids Avelyn (3) and Owen (15 months).  The hotel room was packed.  But so much fun.  Me and Brittany shared a bed, Tressa had a bed with her two kids and Kaellyn slept on the floor in between the beds.  Brielle was in a crib at the end of the bed and Effie slept in the bathtub in the bathroom.  It was packed but we made it work. 

All packed and ready to go

McDonalds playtime break

Starbucks break

Another McDonalds break

A Canadian license plate that says USMC53 with a United States Marine Corps sticker.

The gorgeous view

Me and Brittany with our babies

Tressa, Brittany and I all on an impromtu road trip.

Saturday morning (June 29th) we got up early and had the hotel breakfast then headed out for shopping.  We went to Ikea and then the Woodbridge outlets.  We shopped all day and the kids were exhausted.  We went to dinner around 6 pm at the Cheesecake Factory.  It was delicious.  Then we got back to the hotel very tired and got everyone to sleep.

Random pictures from June

She was worn out and fell asleep right there

Baby toes in the sand!

Nails, lipstick and shirt all match

Theres a baby hidden in there

Ready to go shopping

Lots of new Juicy Couture items