A Little Staycation

Planning big getaways wasn't on the radar this year. My little one year old daughter isn't a road warrior, so we thought it would be best to tackle a staycation instead of a cross country trip. At this stage in life, the kids are thrilled to stay in a hotel and the location is completely irrelevant.

We planned activities to do each day, but we kept it simple and allowed time for spontaneity as well. With little ones, you have to go with the flow, toss out the routine, and smile.

Our first stop was the train museum in Frisco, Texas. The boys love trains, and this seemed like a great idea despite the heat. The boys kept asking me to take their picture with each train. Heaven had come down to earth in the form of a train yard. 

On the tour we saw the dinning car with the china and the menus that were used. It would have been grand in it's hay day.

I don't know why I love this picture so much, but here it is.

After the tour we visited the little museum and escaped the sweltering Texas heat. It was a great way to end the tour. 

After a much needed nap, we headed to the ballpark to watch the Frisco Rough Riders play. It was my children's first baseball game. The night was perfect. We had general admission tickets so we sat in the grassy area in the shade. The kids could run around and play while we watched the game. My hubby ordered hot dogs for the kiddos, and they loved every minute of the game.

 The next day we headed for the Frontiers of Flight Museum. The museum has everything from the planes to hot air balloons to the space shuttle. The boys again wanted their picture with all the planes, and I was happy to take them. My husband, was also in heaven. He explained all the different planes and the engine parts. Since he is an Air Force guy, I planned this for him as much as for the boys.

We had some amazing food during out little staycation, but I don't have any pictures. It was amazing and you will just have to take my word for it. We devoured it by the time I thought to take a picture. 

We swam in the pool and hung out at the hotel for a bit. The next day we wanted to do one more thing before heading home.

The last excursion was for my hubby. We went to Bass Pro so he could swoon over the boats, look at the guns, and so the kids could see the aquarium. Baby girl and I were just along for the ride. 

Our little getaway was perfect. As the kids get a little older we will venture out further and further. I'm already planning the next vacation. 


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