Cincinnati that is.
I was determined to get in a trip SOMEWHERE before returning to school mid-August. We threw around Chicago, St. Louis, Nashville, but those were a farther car ride than I thought Odette was ready for. Sure we could have driven 20 minutes to downtown Indy, but that didn’t seem like too much fun. So on Sunday we piled into the car and headed east.
Our first stop was IKEA. I loaded up on some fun stuff for my classroom and got a few Christmas gifts to tuck away for Odette.
I love their 99 cent kids meals. Odette and I each had chicken fingers and fries and Jeff had classic Swedish meatballs.
From there we drove to our hotel for the real fun of the trip. We introduced Odette to jumping on hotel beds.
And then we checked out the courtyard.
Our little getaway involved lots of swimming.
Glowsticks in the bathtub
Free cooked-to-order breakfast
Flying Pig loving
A little shopping
Eating ice cream for lunch
Hanging out at the manager’s reception for pre-dinner snacks
Carry-out dinners in our room
Lots of rides up and down the elevator
We all had an absolute blast. It was so much fun to watch Odette experience many new things, and the family time was wonderful.
On the way out of town we stopped by Jungle Jims. It is a grocery store like no other.
They carry tons of ethnic foods, but only dedicated a tiny part of one aisle to the entire continent of Africa.
Thanks for the fun Cincinnati!
Just a few days left to soak up the summer.