Thursday, October 6, 2011

Jim's Vacation Week

Had to get this shot of Ryan when we went for a quick trip to the mall to score some Gymboree deals for school! Everyone in the Jackson area can recognize this hungry hippo:) Legendary!

We planned a trip to Toledo to see the Toledo Mudhens in action for the first time. It was a really nice stadium and Ryan was surprised when one of the opposing players tossed him a pre-game ball. He was nice enough to sail one up for Tyler too!

Before the game, we visited Imagintion Station for a few hours. The boys really like this science adventure. We were only a few blocks from the stadium so I asked an attendant if we should move the car. She advised that it would be best to walk to the stadium. Jim and I checked the car before we made the trek to the stadium and everything seemed okay:) Boy were we shocked at 10 p.m. when the gates were closed to the parking structure. The note even said they would be open during event nights. Go figure. It was a little dark, a little shady in the area where we parked and we were nervous! I called the number posted at the structure and hoped that we could get an quick answer since I only had one bar left on the phone. Yikes. We were really pleased when an attendant showed up within five minutes of the call and gave us entrance to the structure. He didn't even charge us for our regular parking fee. Good gracious:)We've been wanting to try out Duck Creek RV resort so we opted to pull our pop up trailer to Muskegon for some camping and Michigan Adventure fun. Boy was that a great campground. We even saved ourself some cash by walking across to MA and avoiding a parking fee. As usual, we had a great day at the park. The weather was perfect. I only have shots of Tyler b/c Jim and Ryan were MIA for most of the day on the big rides. At the end of the week we found ourselves at our new Home Away From Home, the campground that Aunt Susie and Uncle Ray reside. It sure is alot of fun. The boys love the pool and especially the golf. I love the hospitality with Ray and good to spend time with them. It's always an added bonus when their grandkids are there or when Papa and Grandma come visit us too.It was a great week. We planned on coming home on Sunday and relaxing on Monday, Labor day...but we were having too much fun and decided to spend another night. Love the flexibility of our family. Everyone is always so eager to play.

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