Monday, July 12, 2010

Weekend at the Races

This last weekend we went up to Canterbury to watch the horse races.  It is something we look forward to every summer.  This year our summer has been busy enough that we only get to go once.  We left Friday afternoon and made our way to Eden Prairie to the hotel.  Once we checked in, we unloaded the car and then headed to Applebee's for supper.  The kids love that place.  Then it was off to the races!  We watched a few races, visited with one of our friends that is a trianer there and played on the playground.  Then we went back to the hotel, had a snack and went to bed.  We went to bed - not to sleep!  Michael was on one bed with Zane and Olivia and I was on the other with Zeke and Dillon.  Maddi and Makenna slept on the floor.  We tossed and turned all night.  At 7:30 Saturday morning Makenna and I made our way to the fitness room to exercise.  She tried out all the equipment while I did my work out.  After breakfast we went swimming at the pool.  Always a highlight when staying at a hotel.  We checked out around 11am and then went in search of a park to play at.  We found a really nice one close to the race tracks.  Unfortunately, five minutes after being there, several of the kids had to go to the bathroom.  So we loaded up again and went in search for potties.  Then it was lunch and time for the races.  We watched several more races with each of the kids loudly cheering for the horse of their choice (that is the fun part for me, watching them cheer).  We also played on the playground some more.  Then Makenna broke one of her flip flops so she was walking around barefooted and Olivia was getting really tired so we decided to call it a day and head home.  The kids slept in the car half the drive home.  It was beautiful weather all weekend and it was really nice to get out of town.  That was the only weekend all summer that Michael had off work so we were glad to get to go somewhere together.  I wish I could post pictures of our adventure, but unfortunately I left my camera at home!  Maybe next year :)

No comments: