by, 09-04-2009 at 05:55 AM (336 Views)
We went to Charlottesville on Tuesday. I met two friends and their kids there. Get this - I originally made the acquaintance of these ladies on FT. At the time, R had one child, M and I had none. We were all TTC. Now we have eight kids between us. M left one with her mom so there were seven on our trip. We went to the Discovery Museum on Tuesday and the kids played for several hours. We took a break for ice cream on the Downtown Mall and then they played some more. After we checked into the hotel the kids went swimming and we had dinner delivered poolside. It was a little chilly but the kids still had fun.
Wednesday we went to Monticello. We ended up spending almost four hours there. The tour we had reserved was "Family Friendly", but still was geared toward ages 6- 11, and I ended up needing to remove Joe. The girls enjoyed it. We wandered the grounds of the home and also visited their Discovery Room and lunched in the cafe. I had been to Monticello when I was in 7th grade but not since. It was a beautiful day to be there.
Yesterday I took them to the Outlet Malls for some shoes and a little back-to-school shopping. Joe knocked over a mannequin in Old Navy.