We were so bummed that we had to cut out Missouri and Texas though. Our first plan was to go to Six Flags St. Louis, Branson (to see all my bloggy friends there!), Dallas, Austin and then Alabama. We decided that we didn't have it in the budget to do all that driving this year. :(
Anyway, at Six Flags we did some riding...
I promise you that I almost passed out on that first hill (below). Eric said I'm getting soft.
What? Just because my favorite part of the day was finding the perfect shade tree?
I had a personal invitation to the gun show....
We ALL got wet... You know, that's not as fun as I remember it being!
We ate cotton candy until we were bouncing off the walls! We bought the unlimited popcorn/cotton candy bucket. They SO lost money on us! Well, probably not, but it makes me feel better to think it.
We geared up for a three hour drive to Franklin, TN...
We made it all the way to Franklin and got there about 2 AM, our time. When we got to the hotel, Eric checked us in and got our key to the room. We were in room 420.
Do you know how much fun it is to climb four floors with three half-sleeping kids at 2 in the morning?
Anyhoo, we got to our room, slipped in the keycard and...
Well, you know that little lock thingy on that can only be locked from the INSIDE? Which means that someone HAS TO BE in the room if it is in use?
It was in use. We tried to get into a room that was already occupied, at 2 in the morning. Do you think we may have freaked that guy out a little?
To make a long story short, they thought that guy checked out, but he hadn't.
We got a new room and all was well. Then I saw the black bug on the wall. Eric killed it and we confirmed that it was not of the roach variety. Things just were not going my way. In the end, all has been well with the hotel. We've been pretty happy with it. I thought I was burning it down tonight, but I'll save that for another day!
This morning we took the advice of Travis and went to a beautiful church in Brentwood. We were very pleased! The people were very friendly and the service was great. After church we hit the Galleria for lunch and shopping. Of course I had to go to my favorite kids' clothing store and I got some major deals! I was thrilled, to say the least. Eric was even going through bins with me, bless his heart!
After that we took the kids to see Wall-E. Cute movie. Huge theater! We live in Smalltown, IN so this theater blew us away. I think it was called Thoroughbred Theater in Franklin.