Thursday, August 19, 2010

Our Grandkid Fix

We headed out of Elkhart a week ago yesterday with all work completed, yeah!  Next destination Illinois/Missouri..

We stayed the night at a nice little Passport America campground in Lincoln Il..  Trip with Kailyn & Chris 002

Thursday morning we picked up our grandaughter and grandson and headed to the Yogi Bear Park in Missouri for the weekend.

Crossing the Mississippi River…

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The Arch….

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Busch Stadium…

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The arrival…

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This campground definately does not have the “it” factor but it would serve the purpose with the kiddos onboard.  They really squeeze you into the site and it is built up on a hill so the sites are not level at all. But it does have full hookups and that is what we needed with record high temps to 100.  We  spent a good part of the day coloring and doing puzzles and an art project at the clubhouse.  Dinner was at McDonalds, staying cool….

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Friday morning we headed to take a train ride around the park and to wake up Yogi…

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The pool was the next adventure on the list.  We spent about 3 hours in the water staying cool.

Friday night our son arrived and we went out to a barbecue place for dinner.  After renting some movies we had a relaxing night in the RV.

Saturday morning my son and I decided we would brave the heat and take the kids to Six Flags right next door. Kevin opted out of this, so he was our chauffeur.  We only spent a few hours doing the kiddie rides and then headed back for lunch and a rest.  Later we headed back to the water park and found it quite refreshing for a few more hours.  After returning home we did manage to grill some steaks, but ate inside.

The weekend ended all too soon and we enjoyed spending time with Chris and Kailyn….


Gypsy said...

You are a good grandma! I took Ara to Kings Dominion when she was about 3 yrs old, and I don't think I've been back to a theme park since. Nor do I intend to ever go back, lol.

Mark and Dortha said...

Oh...what we do for our grandkids. LOL

It doesn't look like that park is as nice as the one in Waller?

Looking forward to seeing you guys real soon!

Happytrails said...

Sounds like a great "grandkid fix" to me. They are adorable...such cute smiles. :-)

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)