Our family took a much needed (and rather different for us) vacation the last week and a half. Instead of our usual mountain getaway, we ended up doing the hotel and educational museums thing. It was actually really nice for this pregnant mama considering someone else made my bed and fed my entire family breakfast! (I’m planning to write a post about one of the hotels we stayed in for the simple fact that they were super large family friendly and the price was a good deal considering some of the others we had looked into…but that’s for another day.)
We took in a fabulous zoo, tons of historical sites we’ll be learning about in upcoming school years, and did a lot of hiking. Here’s a photo of me at the zoo (it was quite chilly that day, thankfully!)
The woman who took our tickets at the zoo was a little surprised by how many kids we had and she said the nicest thing to me…”You are one young looking mama!” Made my day!
There was another large family there and all the little boys were dressed in red. I almost dressed my boys in red that day to keep better track of them, but it was too cold and they all were going to have coats on anyway, but it made me smile to see another “matching” family.
We were at a higher altitude and I did notice I was thirsty all the time and easily worn out. I also had to apply chapstick constantly! It was so funny to come down in altitude the day before we returned and suddenly feel totally normal again.
I also ate better than usual on vacation. The main hotel we stayed at had a hot breakfast and I packed sandwiches and good things to eat for our day trips. So glad I finally learned to take a cooler along on vacation! I feel so much better when I’m not snacking on junk throughout vacation!
I don’t think the ticker changed last week (was still a papaya), so it was fun to see something different this week…