We took our time packing and getting ready on Wednesday morning...we were in no hurry to get back out into the heat! It just seemed to be getting hotter and hotter. We pulled out around 11 and headed into the town of Santa Claus and explored the Christmas store and museum.
The boys wrote letters to Santa...can't wait for him to write back! They even got to ride in his sleigh!
We met my parents for lunch and then drove a few miles to Lincoln's Boyhood Home. We explored the museum (while Grant slept in the stroller) and watched a video on Lincoln growing up. Then...we headed out to the working farm and the replica of his home. It was really too hot to even enjoy it.
Then we headed east. We decided to get a hotel for the night. We got our room and after getting unloaded it just didn't feel cool. I went to the front desk and told them. They were sold out of rooms. They offered a discount rate and a fan! Nope...that wasn't gonna work! So...instead, they offered the only available non-smoking room......the jacuzzi suite! SWWWEEET!
A good nights sleep was had by all...we all slept in (including Grant who was on day 4 of no real nap!) and then dined on the "free" breakfast.
Had the heat not been unbearable...we might have gone elsewhere...but we really didn't want to be outside anymore! Plus...it is always nice to be away...but nicer to be home. We were home in time for dinner (carry-out, since we have no groceries), bath and some downtime! It was a good 5 days away....and now...on to the last 3 weeks of summer! Where has it gone?