Wednesday, January 26, 2011

quick trip

What do a minivan full of girls and their hairy mongrel do for fun on a Sunday?
Road trip!  
We decided to sneak a short visit in with our favorite guy.
Daddy had a free afternoon, so this circus went on the road.
On I-95.  That is love!

Only one afternoon, but so much fun...

Princeton: Check!
Hoagie Haven: Check!
Bowling: Check!
Dinner for girlies: Check!
Hotel: Check!

Hoagie's a must see/eat if visiting!
{Note: It is not a health food establishment!}
The girls enjoyed their first trip!
Abby even started out eating her bacon cheesesteak sitting on the bench in front of the restaurant!
She's a tough cookie! 
And she ate every bite of her sandwich.  
She wanted Daddy to go back for another one!  :)
He was so proud!

We moved the party into the minivan.
That was neat.  And tidy.
Oh well, what does a little cheesesteak hurt?

This girly wanted a grilled cheese sandwich.
It looked magical.
She ate 2 bites.

Here is what she decided to do with it!

 Daddy did the quick tour & showed the girls where he lived all four years.
Abby seemed to enjoy seeing it...if it would have been a little warmer we would have spent more time exploring!

Hmmm...since Daddy is in bed (and I can't double check the name!), we'll call this Blair Arch!  :)

Beks enjoying her nap @ the coffee place!

New that a word??  :)
Anyhoo, it was fun & delicious.

Even though it was frigid, we had a great time.
The girls were troopers & they seemed to really enjoy themselves!  
So glad we made the trip...

One of the funniest parts of the trip was our stay at the hotel.
Of course we can't just stay anywhere...we have the hairy guy to think of.
So we drove back to the turnpike & stayed at the trusty Red Roof Inn.
Well, we were all in bed by 9pm.
Oh, how I wish we had all been asleep by 9:15pm.
Beks is like a wild monkey.  That girl.
She started in on how hungry she was.
Then, she was hot.
And thirsty.
And she needed books.  She wanted all the books.
You get the idea!  
At about 9:50, she decided she would move into my bed.
Abby was asleep by about 9:05 listening to 
The Mouse and the Motorcycle...for the 500th time!  
Beks moved into my bed & she finally fell asleep around 10:20.  
Then, the fun began.
She wiggled & kicked.  And talked in her sleep.
Then, Indy started in...he barked every time he heard something outside.  Or next door.
VERY relaxing.
And finally, about 3am, I feel some good kicks in my back.
I try to ignore it, but finally turn around--it's not Beks.  It's Abby.
She says, "There isn't enough room for me!"
Ya think?!
I then realized the dog was laying on my we had 3 of us with the dog on a full bed.
I quickly escaped to the other bed! 

A few more exciting stats:
Total time waiting for a UPS truck (and all the boxes it lost!) to be removed from the NJ Turnpike: 53 minutes
Total times the girls watched Milo & Otis: 4
Total bathroom stops: 5
Total times Beks asked to stop to go to the bathroom because her tummy hurt: 1,415
Total panic attacks in Baltimore tunnel: 1 (um, that was Mommy!!)

Until next time...


Anna said...

wow, that sounds.... ummm, exciting! And super fun! Especially the bacon cheesesteak part; I'm not sure I've ever heard of such a delicious thing before.

Ryan, Dawn, Calvin & Alayna said...

Oh Brooke, you always make me laugh! Sounds like a great adventure, and totally worth it to get some daddy time!

Anonymous said...

The best times always revolve around yummy food and daddy time! You are a champion Mommy for making the trip! - BFF