Day Trippin’ – Newport Aquarium

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Last year, I decided to take inspiration from Heather, and take my girls on a Day Trip.  The boys were out of town on the voluntourism trip, I had a discount at a nearby aquarium thanks to work, and so I just did a last minute, “We’re doing this!!”

I took the girls out of school (*shock* *gasp* Oh, hush. It was an educational day, so I don’t care)…loaded them into the car, and off we went to the Newport Aquarium. A place I didn’t realize existed, had never been to, but it’s only a few hours away!

I learned that my girls are awful for more than a couple of hours in the car, because they are SO BORED.

I learned that I haven’t done this enough because my girls have NO idea about car games, how to play them, or what they are. I spent my childhood playing car games on our many jaunts.

I learned that my girls LOVE the aquarium.

I learned that we have GOT to do this more often.

Speaking of, why haven’t I done this since?  I need to get on that…

Anyway…I won’t bore you with a recounting of our day, I’ll just flash some pictures your way of the fun we had.

Not shown here…the two-story Barnes & Noble that I could have spent all day in. The grilled cheese shop that turned out to be fantastic. The candy shop my girls could have spent all day in. But what I can show you to wrap this up, is this gorgeous pic of the Cincinnati skyline that we were lucky enough to start out and finish our day by seeing.

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