Thursday, March 20, 2008

Spring Break Getaway Pt. 1

Today is day one of our little trip. Our first stop was for letterboxing in a Pioneer Village which was a bonus because the boys (and the parents) enjoyed the history lesson. I think I finally have our 8 year old convinced to watch Little House on the Prairie with me when we get home (especially since he found out that his daddy watched it as a boy).

We got back in the car and continued on our way. The boys watched Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (thanks Meredith for the recommendation) and everything was smooth sailing until 10 minutes before we arrived at our destination - at which point "sickness" happened all over the 8 year old. Too much movie combined with light shining through the East Texas Pines equals car sickness. Poor guy.
After we arrived and he had a quick shower he was feeling much better so we went exploring. This house is so awesome - just what we wanted for our time away. The owners have chickens and a rooster in the adjacent property that they let the boys feed. These city boys have never seen chickens up close before so they thought it was cool.
Before dinner we had a minor glitch - the water went out in the whole town - oops! When our hosts brought us water for drinking they also brought us eggs from their chickens. Fresh eggs - we have never had them before - she said there is a huge difference between fresh and store bought. I am looking forward to finding out in the morning.

And the water issue - it is back on - so all is right in our little corner of the world.

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His Girl said...

letterboxing? little house?


Anonymous said...

Glad you guys are having fun!

Tamora said...

Fresh eggs are the best! they are very rich tasting and just wonderful! You will love them!
I am sorry he got car sick. Poor baby!
Sounds like you are having a great time!

Leah Belle said...

looks/sounds like a great getaway!

Maybe you got the sickness out of the way....after all isn't it an unwritten rule that there must be at least one occurrence of sickness on every trip?

Halfmoon Girl said...

I love Little House! Sounds like a good time. Thanks for your suggestions over at my blog.