Saturday me and Devin took a little road trip to Erie, PA. The beginning of July I went to my cousin's in Columbus. Just me! No kid, no mom, no husband! Of course, Devin wasn't thrilled about it so I told him we would do a road trip, just me and him. But it had to be no more than 4 hours away from home :). His first choice was Philadelphia! He wants to see the liberty bell. I told him he was nuts if he thought I was driving there! That's a big city. Maybe someday!
Erie on the other hand, is a nice little town/city. We were just there back in April when we took Devin and his friend to Splash Lagoon for the day. We got directions for the zoo and the mall. I printed them thinking we would hit the zoo first and then the mall, but Devin decided he wanted to do the mall first. From the interstate I had no idea how to get there so I drove to the zoo first and then back tracked to the mall. I only had to turn around once :). Funny thing, when we pulled into the zoo parking, I spotted two ladies and I thought maybe they would know how to get to the mall. I walked over and asked, and wouldn't you know, they drove down from NY also! They weren't helpful :). I really need to invest in a GPS! I will have have one by next summer.
When we got to the mall I was elated with the store I spotted first...Borders Express! Oh, man, do you have any idea how good it felt to walk into that store? I miss mine terribly :(. And believe it or not, all I did was browse for a few minutes. I didn't buy a single thing. It's been so long since I paid attention to new releases that I had no idea what to look for. It just felt really nice to walk into that Borders Express :).
And then Devin, he was so darn cute! We went into Aeropostale and I let him get a few shirts. His excitement made me so happy, finally he is big enough to get the small size in normal grown-up clothing stores. He was so happy thinking how cool he is now! He tried to talk me into a hoody, but some things are still just way too big for him, even if their smalls. I love it when he is genuinely happy about something :).
We had lunch in the mall and then drove back to the zoo. It was a cute little zoo. I don't know if it's bigger than the Buffalo zoo, but the set up was really nice, and there were some animals we don't have, such as the Orangutan and the Kangaroos! I just love the pic of the Kangaroo. He looks like one cool dude!
Our next outing is Niagara Falls! We're going to do the Cave of the Winds...and this time I am going down too! Devin has done it twice, once with my mom and once as his fifth grade field trip. How neat would it be to stand in all that rushing water?
Have you any of you done anything fun this summer? Any road trips? Vacations?