The Mrs. stayed with our youngest at the house--with his condition, he prefers day-trips that include a return to his own bed.
So, three fun-lovers enjoyed being tourists and consuming the best that Vermont has to offer; especially lots of cheese and maple syrup.
But after all of my efforts at planning a fantastic scenic and water-filled vacation, the kids, after returning home, immediately relayed these fav "memories" to mom:
1) We Rode Escalators
I wonder if we clearly identify ourselves as rural folk when the children are overheard saying: "Look Dad, moving stairs!" and then they proceed to ride this modern technology for ten minutes?
Just for the record: we do have escalators, but the closest ones that I know about are an hour away.
2) We Bathed Every Night
Our fancy room included a jacuzzi bathtub, and the older boy discovered that he could use the complimentary shampoo to create a massive wall of suds using the power jets.
Of course the next night, his sister had to replicate the trick and model her best Santa Claus beard. At least a thorough end-of-the-night child cleaning was not an issue for me.
3) We Saw Flying Furniture
While returning to the hotel from an expensive visit to the Vermont Teddy Bear Company, I noticed a pickup truck
The driver must have only been going a short distance because saying the household items appeared to be tied hastily was an understatement. My little internal little voice had transformed into a horror movie scream advising me to "get away," and I told the kids that my goal was to pass "moving guy" ASAP.
Of course, just as I got in front to him, the expected occurred--older boy and Sissy watched quite a show as furniture began flying from the back of the truck and exploding on the highway's pavement.
A horrible feeling I am certain for the owner of those belongings.
So, I am hoping that no teacher asks our children to describe summer vacation experiences, or they may get an unwanted yet vivid description of escalators, bubbling suds, and airborne chairs.