This is the second in a series of two blogs written by my guest blogger, my 9 year old Grandson, Evan. Yesterday he posted a blog about our "Ann Arbor Hands On Museum" adventure. This second part is his view of our overnight adventure at the Holiday Inn off of Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor.
From Evan: One of the neat things about this adventure is the chance to stay at the Holiday Inn, get room service, eat and watch t.v. while sitting on the bed, and- of course, the swimming pool!
We left the Hands On Museum just as they closed- at 8 p.m. We sort of took the back roads, through North Campus to get to the hotel. As we were driving I saw three deer, right by the road! All three were doe's! Nonna (Grandma) Marcy found a place to turn around so we could get a better look at them- and maybe take their picture. Nonna handed me the camera. Try as I might, I just couldn't get all three in the picture together! Seeing them, after such a fun day, was so cool! We didn't expect to see deer right near the campus!
They had my favorite cereal there! Honey Nut Cheerios! They had these little boxes of cereal- just enough for a bowl! I ended up eating two cereals, waffles, and a lot of fruit! Oh- and orange juice to drink.
I decided I wanted a last minute swim. So back to the pool we went.
Nonna Marcy went into the pool with me, but only went wading. She said it was a bit too cold. (I joked with her, called her a wimp!) It was raining really hard outside, so there were no swimmers in that part of the pool.
We both enjoyed the hot tub, though!
We checked out at 11 a.m. and drove into Canton. There's "Alexis family restaurant" on the corner of Lilly and Ford road that has good food. We decided to go there for a lunch snack.
I was SO tired! I really wanted to go to sleep while we waited for our food. But instead I built a wall with Smucker's Jam containers-- then destroyed it- over, and over, and over, and....well, you get the idea.
|The little container sitting off to the right was the one that I used to destroy the wall!!|
When the food came I think Nonna Marcy let out a sigh of relief! I again had chicken strips. (I guess it's one of my favorite meals!) Nonna had lemon rice soup. All was very good. As soon as we got into the car, I started to fall asleep! I was tired, but happy!
|I used Nonna's robe as a pillow and to snuggle with!|
All in all, it was an excellent birthday present!
At the end of this month Nonna and I are taking a train trip to Kalamazoo! We'll be going to the "Children's Hands On Museum" there, and again staying at a hotel! I can't wait! Nonna and I have been talking about doing this for a LONG time! And it's finally going to happen! Nonna says she wants us to go before school starts! Yes! Hopefully Nonna Marcy will let me write- or help write the blog for that trip too!
A note from "Nonna" Marcy: Evan is a delight to travel with. Even though he has done a lot of traveling in his short 9 years, he never seems to tire of the wonderful "little" things in life! Many of the things we take for granted, or no longer get excited about are a pure delight for him! (Like seeing the deer on our way to the hotel!) Having the capacity to see the beauty and fun in everyday things could make him a great writer some day! Who knows!
Remember, life is a wonderful adventure, even when it's a bumpy ride!