Thursday, July 25, 2013

50 States: West Virginia

We decided we'd like to take the kids to all 50 states before they leave for college.  We're collecting shirts, too, to turn into a quilt for each of them to take with them.  We started last week with a trip to Wisconsin.
Because I still get tired so quickly, we decided we'd start easy and go to West Virginia to see my godmother, Beth.  It was so nice to get a visit with Beth and her husband David.  Typically, we come out for big events they have for all the cousins in their family, and we don't get to spend a lot of time with them one-on-one, so this was special.  We went to a place called JayDees, which was a combination waterpark/Chuck E. Cheese/putt-putt and they also had a nature center, which was like a fantastic children's museum and was only $5!! The kids had a ton of fun walking around to each of the rooms, although we could only spend an hour because the nature center closed earlier than the rest of the facility, and then we took a short train ride on a mini train so the kids could "pan" for gemstones, which is always a huge hit with Logan who's my little collector.  After that, we went to see Despicable Me 2, which the kids really loved, especially the boys.  The adults all had fun, too, as it was a cute love story without being too lovey-dovey :)

Beth and David were so kind and hospitable, and we enjoyed being with them.  They've totally changed their diet over to organic and mostly fruit and veggie based, and we really enjoyed all the yummy food they had for us.  My kids chowed down on berries, grapes, tomatoes, broccoli, and of course the roast turkey they fixed us for dinner.  We left early in the morning, but we had a great little visit and it was such fun to have Beth and David all to ourselves :)

50 States Before Graduation
2 Down (Virginia, West Virginia)
48 More To Go!!
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