This last weekend we decided to go on a spur of the moment trip to Fort Worth. It was by far one of the best trips that we have been able to go on because Michael and Angela were able to come with us. We left Friday evening and drove to Fort Worth and stayed at the Homewood Suites in Bedford, TX. Esther drove down while I watched CNN's live coverage of the Boston Bombing suspect, and the kids watched The Master of Disguise.
Normally we are in such a hurry on vacations that we rush from place to place to ensure that we see everything, but this was not the case this weekend. We woke up on Saturday morning and casually went downstairs and enjoyed the hot breakfast before heading off to the zoo. The construction all over Fort Worth was less than desirable, but tolerable as it looks like most of the interstate was being completely remodeled. We got to the Fort Worth Zoo and started off by taking the train to all the way to the back of the zoo to work ourselves back to the front, but had to see the Pink Flamingos, with their long legs as we were walking to the train. They had a whole bunch of animals and was by far the best zoo that we have been to. Michael got to see his tigers, Angela her penguins, Ian his sharks, and Mia her turtles and monkeys. We spent just about 4 hours there and we couldn't ask for better weather, as it was sunny, about 65-70 with a mild breeze.
After the zoo we had to go to Best Buy and purchase a lens cap for my camera that I dropped in between some wooden planks while looking at penguins. When we arrived at Best Buy, we got the lens cap and then noticed that we missed lunch and that the Best Buy is located in a HUGE shopping center. So we at lunch at Logan's Steak House and then asked the kids what they wanted to do, Swim at the Hotel or watch the Croods. Esther was surprised by their choice of swimming. So we went across the parking lot to Old Navy to look for swimming suits for every one as all the kids needed new ones from out growing their old ones from last year. We went window shopping in the Nort East Mall across the parking lot afterwards and then headed back toward the hotel. We made a pit stop to Sonic after a wild goose chase to find a Dairy Queen left us dry. The kids got ready at the hotel for the pool and Esther took them down to enjoy the COLD water. They didn't stay down very long, maybe 15 minutes, cause when I went to check on them, they were all getting out and heading back up.
Sunday morning we woke up and got packed up and went down stairs to enjoy another hot breakfast. The waffles were great, shaped as the state of Texas. We cleaned out the room and checked out of the hotel and headed home. I drove back home while the rest of the family watched Ratatouille and listened to music, most notably; Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble; Carry Underwood - Blown Away; Luminaries - Ho Hey...