Tuesday, July 29, 2008

We Survived!

We took our first family 'vacation' this weekend. We drove to Dearborn (almost 3 hours away) and went to The Henry Ford and Greenfield Village. In all it was a nice time. The kids didn't ask too much "are we there yet?" and they were for the most part good. Of course they were most impressed with swimming in the hotel pool than anything else, but they did think riding on an old steam engine and in a Model T car was pretty neat.

I can't believe how expensive it is to just take an overnight trip! Our tickets I got inexpensive by buying them from people who won them in the contest but lived too far away to use them. That was a win-win for both of us because it gave them some cash for otherwise useless tickets and saved me some cash because we were going to visit there anyways this summer. Our meals weren't too costly, we ate at Bob Evans for one dinner, free breakfast at the hotel, and had lunch at another mom and pop type restaurant. The hotel is where it really added up, and we just stayed at a Hampton Inn so it wasn't exactly luxury. It was located right next to the Village so we wouldn't get lost driving around Dearborn, and I didn't want to stay in a dive like the Red Roof Inn (which did indeed look like a dive when we drove past on the way to Bob Evans).

I'm already planning another trip for the spring to the Chicago Science and Industry museum after my sister gets moved to South Bend. We'll take the weekend commuter to Chicago and walk the 2 blocks to the museum. Kids ride free with adults on the weekend and then we save a bundle on gas, parking, and the headache of driving into Chicago. It'll be fun!!

1 comment:

Harmony said...

Glad you had a good time! The Chicago trip sounds like it will be fun too :)