Saturday morning after breakfast in the hotel we headed to the Zoo. I was pretty impressed with it! There wasn't an animal exhibit we didn't see an animal - and it was a HOT day! They had what they called "animal chat" - where there would be a zoo employee telling you more about that particular animal. We just happen to be at a couple of those (not on purpose) - the leopard and the rhino - that made it a little more interesting. We spent most of the day there and then headed back to the hotel to swim for awhile. We ate supper out - on the Kansas side which the boys thought was pretty cool (not sure they realized how close we really were to the boarder)!
Sunday was the day for the baseball game. It had originally been scheduled for 1:00, but with a couple weeks before we left it was moved to 7:00 so it could be aired on TV. So we were trying to find something to do with the kids - which there is PLENTY to do - just didn't want to wear them out before the game. We had a few ideas - but decided to just head to the mall (too long of a story to explain now). Jon needed some new shoes and Anthony was really needing new clothes - he's almost out of all of what TJ wore. After a little shopping and lunch - we let the kids swim back at the hotel a little bit before the game. It was a fairly uneventful game until about the ninth inning when the Royals hit a home run - tying the game! We decided to stick it out even though we knew bad weather was on it's way. They finished the top of the 10th inning and then that's when a HUGE gust of wind came - picking up every piece of trash in the stadium -swirling it around before landing on the field. Will instantly panicked and wanted to leave - he just knew it was a tornado. We hung out there for a little while the rest of the stadium was clearing out. The rain quickly followed so we decided to hang out in the concourse of the stadium. We stayed dry and missed the huge rush of people leaving! It was quite interesting to watch - from the stadium side with all the lights it almost looked like it was snowing. Then if you looked outside - just a bunch of red taillights and mass craziness! We waited it out maybe an hour? And then saw that the rain was letting up so we decided to leave. Such a crazy night. I'm glad we left when we did because more came later!
Monday we had breakfast, packed up and headed for home. We had a nice trip. I always enjoy it when we can get away - have a little fun and just be family!
The biggest brightest rainbow I think I have ever seen!
I have a few more pictures of the zoo - but the rest I let the boys take turns taking pictures - I won't post all of those!
Swimming in the pool! It worked out that usually the boys were the only ones in the pool!
At the Royals game! Unfortunately my nice camera didn't work so I had to use my phone camera.
Play ball! This was obviously before the rain came!
Game off - RAIN! They had to use gators to hold the tarp down. At one point it almost got away from the grounds crew!