Last year we went to Florida. And while we may not be taking such an involved trip this summer, we do have a few places we’d like to take the kids to. This weekend we hit two spots not far from home in a “mini-vacation.”
Our first destination was C.O.S.I. (Center of Science and Industry) in Columbus, Ohio. We had lots of fun exploring the area designed for children up through kindergarten-age. Of course, the first thing my little guy found was the train table…
And I just had to take a picture of the BEST vending machine I have ever seen…right there in the little kid area…Yes, those are diapers, pacifiers, sippy cups, baby meds, and even a toy rattle… All the things you might have forgotten, lost, or for some reason need when out with a little one.
Tired from our C.O.S.I. adventures, we went to our hotel.
The only other time the kids had been in a hotel was on our way to and from Florida last year.
Let’s just say it was a hit.Not only did the kids have fun playing in “their corner” of the room, but I also braved taking them swimming when the husband ran across the street to Gander Mountain. (There is no Gander Mountain store where we live; it called to him…)
Oh, and the soap smelled divine – like fresh oranges.
A little boy I know thought so ,too…
In the morning we hit the road – this time our destination was the United States Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio.
(It’s free, by the way, always a plus!)
This was the first time the kids got to see airplanes up close.
There were even a couple of airplanes they got to try out!
Now we’re home, and I’m already thinking ahead to our next little trip.
Are you planning any “mini-vacations” this year? Got any suggestions?
No matter how short the drive, don’t forget to bring along things to keep little ones entertained in the car!