|iPad photo taken inside the indoor playground|
However, the girls did not like the noise and were quite disinterested the last time we attended the air show. Remember the 2009 air show? Alivia, this year, said she was NOT GOING! So, we decided to make a girls day out of it.
Where to go, what to do?
How about Mahoney? Alivia took her 7th birthday party to the Mahoney indoor playground and we had not been there since. It is only $2 per person (plus your state park parking fee which is $5 a day or $25 a calendar year), which is priced right for hours of play. However, I do not like going there in the winter months. I'm sure they do not clean the tubes to my standards (if at all), and this freaks me out a bit. The $2 may be more than I want to spend for weeks of colds and flu symptoms if we go during the winter. But, it is summer...so we were okay. The germs are still there, but hopefully nothing that can cause too much harm, right?
Luckily, the kids do not care. We arrived at 11:30 and they played until 2:30. It got really loud in there at 2, causing me to have some ear damage. But, the girls had a blast. They do not allow outside food or drink inside, but I did bring the girls a water bottle, fruit and yogurt. It beats the unhealthy food they have at the concession stand. Sorry.
We then drove over to the observation tower to see the views from 70 feet up. Alivia ran up the stairs reaching the top in record time. Addison, on the other hand, just could not make it to the top. So, we went back down. Alivia thought it was pretty cool, though.
We stopped to see the horses before calling it a day. We could have spent all day at Mahoney, but we will save some things for next time. The girls were wiped.
See, girls can have fun, too!