|the drive is many hours long and neither child is comfy using electronics whilst in motion. hence the rest stop for some recovery. and snack.|
|and a nice, cool view for me|
|starting the tour off with ice cream. and a car for ander. because cars.|
|gazing at a historical display of flavors|
|the viewing window into the one-room factory held my attention, but ander was much more pleased to be by the quiet cow.|
|i wonder if this would have come in handy for diana's project on chocolate last year. nah, she probably could have written this herself.|
|i stand by my trusty scoop from the pampered chef|
the next day was dedicated to the animals at the columbus zoo.
|from the inside of this real plane, you could get an excellent view of the huge lions|
|i got a little nostalgic for the monterey bay aquarium|
and my personal favorite: the manatees.
i was so very happy to finalyy get to see dear friend shari's new home. it - and the property - are stunning! thanks to her mad photography skillz, we got great family photos (i'm in some, too!)