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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Shhh... It's a Surprise!

Mrs. Nurse Boy here.

So, since Nurse Boy is in the process of changing jobs and getting ready to go back to school, summer vacation is NOT in the budget. Instead of feeling sorry for ourselves, we have decided to take little day trips or plan simple activities off and on this summer. My favorite part of the simple festivities that we have planned is that they are a complete and udder surprise to the kids.

Tomorrow we are going to wake the kids up with the news that our lunch is packed and we are headed to the Topeka Zoo. We have never been to the Topeka Zoo. Rumor has it that it is better than the KC Zoo. However, that's not saying much. I think the KC Zoo is almost awful. Not quite, but almost. Hopefully, we will make some memories.

And the best part? We are going to have a date night when we get home tomorrow evening!! Woo Hoo!! A day spent together as a family and a night alone with my Nurse Boy! That sounds like a perfect day to me. Hopefully our old age won't catch up with us. We could be wiped out after a day at the zoo. We shall see!

Does anyone else have some ideas for some simple activities or day trips? We are trying to think of some more ideas before the summer is over.


mommy4life said...

There's always Kaleidescope, or Crown Center, the Science Museum, Atchison has trolley rides, Leavenworth's community center has carousel rides on a restored old carousel (I think it's one of the oldest in the country still in operation). Jamesport, Mo probably wouldn't be much fun for the kiddos, but you and hubby would enjoy it.

Nurse Boy said...

A night alone with Nurse Boy does sound good. Maybe I'll try that on Saturday.

Imperfect Mom said...

If you have time, run out to Forbes Field while you're in Topeka. The air museum, while very amature, is fun to walk through and there are some free military aircraft that you can walk right up to off the main road (good picture ops).

The Cider Mill (though that's more fun in the fall). In about a month or so, you can drive out to the Pomme on the Range apple orchard (about 45 minutes south of us) to pick your fill of apples (if you wait until late September or October the good apples are gone).

I love Weston, but that's not really a kid destination. Go to Baldwin City and ride the historic train (AM LOVES that). Shawnee Mission Park and rent paddle boats. Powell Gardens.