When we started planning our summer road trip vacation, we knew we had to make a stop to Westerville, Ohio! But, we also wanted to keep it a secret from the kids. When we told the kids we were headed to Grandpa Harold and Grandma Shonen’s house for Mackenzie’s birthday and Father’s Day, they were ecstatic. (You can check out the video here: Surprise, kids!!
What better way for William to spend Father’s Day than with his dad (the first time they’ve been together on a Father’s Day in 29 years) watching Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
You’d have thought they had money on the game or played for the Cavs by the way they were shouting at every play.
Since the kids got their first taste of D&B’s in Houston, Texas, they can’t wait to go back again. We decided to go for Mackenzie’s birthday. She got her own card preloaded with currency to play at her own pace. Though she had a significant balance, she blew right through it.
We found a local church in Westerville that was having a week long VBS, so we signed the kids up. Phillip had a small spell of anxiety being away from Mommy, but all in all they enjoyed themselves and met some new people.
Though it was a bit hot, we found some shade and enjoyed a picnic at Hoover Dam and let the kids play on the playground.
We went back a couple times during our stay to walk on the dam and enjoy the beautiful scenery!
We even found a little time to walk around downtown Westerville, without the kids!
We finished up our stay with a trip to Columbus to see our cousin, Anissa and her beautiful, growing children over lunch at Red Robin, followed by a late night firework show at Grandpa Harold’s.
We really enjoyed our time with Grandpa Harold and Grandma Shonen! The kids loved getting to meet their little cousin, Jurnee, playing on the piano, having their own rooms, playing pool in the basement, riding on the Harley, and just spending time together!!
North, we head…enjoying the temperature drop and looking forward to exploring Michigan.