So yesterday we hit the road at 8 AM on a tree adventure. We headed south to Southern Illinois.
Pretty soon after departure, Jade got a speeding ticket. The only joy in it - the officer had an amazing snoogie in his nose - how he didn't notice is still beyond me.
Then we got behind this semi - hauling Show Chickens! Of course I needed a photo!
Aubrie & Everett were pretty pumped about their individual ear phones.
Everett had to wear his hat because his head was too small. This saved Jade & I the joy of Tom & Jerry for 2 hours in the car on the way there and on the way home. They LOVE Tom & Jerry, and it gets old fast!
We scored our 3 beautiful trees - which I'll blog about tomorrow. Then we headed to Giant City Lodge for lunch. It was delicious & they had an actual stuffed buffalo in the waiting area. The kids were really intrigued & luckily Everett didn't try to ride it!
We then climbed the tower which has 85 steps to be exact. Everett made me a nervous wreck with these slats - he immediately ran to them and stuck his leg between the slats - which his entire body would fit through. Why does my son constantly run toward danger?
We grabbed a few photos, I showed off my massive biceps, and then we got the heck off the tower before Everett gave me a heart attack!
More photos to come tomorrow. We had a much needed great family day! Also, if you ever need a cheap vacation with breath taking views - Southern Illinois is a great place to head. Jade & I of course love it since we are Salukis at heart!