Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Superrrrr Vacation!!!

We had a fantastic vacation!!! It started off with a surprise trip for the boys to Metropolis, IL. We left on a Saturday morning and boy was it ever hot! We stopped briefly along the way at Fern Clyffe State Park. We used the bathroom {which was nasty! I really wish people would take pride in their surroundings!!!} and took pics by this enormous rock. The boys ventured up to a small cave and quickly came back as it was too hot & humid to do much exploring even in the shade.
We ventured on and ended up in Metropolis-home of Superman!!! The boys were super excited once we got there!
We went directly downtown to see the Superman statue and walk around the streets and see what was what! It was great, Ive never sweated that much in my entire life, but it was well worth it! We took pics at the Superman statue, walked a bit, got some shaved ice, then Justice got on this bungee jump thing. He hated it because it was so tight around his nether regions. But had fun just the same. While we were watching Justice all kinds of dressed up characters were walking around. Wonder Woman, Superman, Lex Luger, The Joker and his girl.
And then we saw the Storm Troopers. I thought Todd was going trip trying to get to them before they left the area so Hunter could have his pic taken with them. heheee
Later after walking around I found a little stand and the fella was selling all kinds of figurines. I looked closer and he was selling Lego people. I about cried. We found Hunter the Batman and Robin Lego characters and the fella selling them was so interesting. The boys asked him so many questions and he was a sure wealth of knowledge. Both boys got 2 figures and then he gave them 2 each as well for a GREAT price. The boys called him their hero of the weekend! heheWe settled at the hotel and went swimming.
The hotel was nice and we enjoyed every bit of our time there. It was funny too to wake up and walk through the halls with Lone Ranger and Clark Kent and have pictures taken with them and even Laura Croft Tomb Raider. hehee We were so tired that evening that we were all snoozing by 9pm!!!

We drove around and since we were so close to Kentucky went over the state line, ate dinner, explored and took pictures near the Ohio River and the Fort there in Metropolis.
Sunday we went back into Metropolis to the street fair and walked around, sweated some more and got some goodies to take home. Then we spent most of the rest of the time relaxing in the pool and swimming.
We took a little trip to Kentucky Lake and Dam one evening. It wasnt very exciting, but something to do and we liked the area so much we thought we may come back to do some camping some time and play in the lake.
Monday we got up and headed back home. We decided to stop at Garden of the Gods in Shawnee National Forest. Im so glad we did!!!...

more to come... Thanks for being so patient with me and my posting. I wish I werent so detail oriented sometimes.. then I could have finished a long time before now. hahaa ;)

1 comment:

Amie said...

HOW AWESOME!! Love the Metropolis pictures! And the walking on water! such a cool vacay!