Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Advent season! This year, we had a change of pace from from our usual long weekend lounging and Black Friday shopping. We were blessed to stay at Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark in Columbus. It was nice to skip town and escape to a cozy, fun, family destination. The kids were thrilled. It ended up being a very effective incentive for the boys and our homeschooling over the past few weeks. Big smiles and lots of swimming!
You know you are getting old when______ you show your kids things you used growing up, that are totally obsolete today (i.e. this pay phone)! The boys had never seen anything like it. Eek!
I could easily post a dozen more pictures, but that is the basic idea. As much as we enjoyed the visit, also made me appreciate the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland. COSI was rated the #1 science center in the country, but I think ours is nearly as good. Bottom line: Ohio is blessed with some amazing, high-level facilities to get kids excited about learning! It was especially rewarding because I could reiterate some concepts we have been studying in Science class. Now we are home and ready to kick off the Christmas season. The Advent wreath is out and the tree goes up tomorrow. Here we go!:)