As you know, Jacinda is off in the ATL still and after a long week at work, I met my parents and the girls for dinner at Mah’s Terriyaki and then took the girls home with me. I missed them so much. Melania wouldn’t stop squeezing my neck! I, being the jealous type, decided that since mom was out having fun, we needed to do some of our own damage. Something not too far away, but far enough to make it special for the girls, you know?
Of course, we didn’t get going as early as I had hoped, but we made it there by noon. The drive was long and not very scenic until the last 45 minutes, then just beautiful mountains. Seriously, look at this picture out my window. Why would you choose to live in this area? It’s so dry and dead looking. Anyways.
I’m trying to think, but I’m pretty sure it was Melania’s first time on a boat like that. She had a couple little tumbles in the boat, but she loved it too.
Our hike was more of a walk, but I let her pick where to go and she had brought a map that she had made the night before for our hike. We walked up and down, through dirt, down slopes and stairs and ended up by the gift shop. We saw the “blob” on our little exploration. Lots of sore backs and necks from that thing!
After the lunch festivities I went in and ordered the shakes. Pink for kiara, which means any flavor as long as the outcome is pink, which this time was sherbet, and Melania and I shared a Cookies and Cream shake. I tried to get them to pose for a picture, but they were pretty into the ice cream at this point. I grabbed some random person to take a picture of all three of us. It’s below, but Melania’s look on her face is like, “who the heck are you?”
We got cleaned up, the girls threw a couple rocks in the river and we drove home. They both kept telling me how much they loved me on the way home which was awesome. I would reach my hand back to pat them and they’d both grab onto it, just gripping my fingers tight. Best Daddy-Daughters day yet. Here are a couple more pictures from the day: