I think it was Zeb and Ike's dream come true vacation. A hotel, super friends, racetracks, legos, and lots of fun. Pure heaven.
We drove to Indianapolis and partied it up for three straight days! we are big fans of hotwire.com to get fabulous hotels and super cheap rates. Unfortunately this time the listed pool was an outdoor pool and not open yet. Kent was the most disappointed! the boys were happy with baths.
and free fruit loops and waffles for breakfast. I think Ike ate six of their oranges in the few days we were there, too :)
First stop: Indianapolis Children's museum. The biggest and best in the USA (or so they say!). It did not disappoint.
Here they are making music in Egypt.
one day we got to take a driving tour of the Indianapolis speedway where the Indy 500 is run! the place is HUGE. I had no idea the track was over two miles.
look at these buddies. I hope they can be roommates at BYU one day :)
The boys loved it and picked out toy race cars to take home. I think most people that come here are major nascar fans but everything I know about racecars involves Lightning McQueen and Mater.
one of my favorite part of vacations is food. For the past three weeks I've been on an almost entirely vegetarian diet. LOTS and LOTS of fruits and vegetables. While it's been great- and I feel great (albeit a little hungry)- I sure have missed meat. We decided to make up for it in Indy. One night the dockters made us J-Dawgs (from the provo hot dog stand) and one afternoon Lindsay watched all three of our kiddos while we went to Fogo de Chao- a really fancy Brazilian restaurant! there was so much meat I thought I'd die. Check out how long this piece of meat is. They just kept piling the most amazing tender and fresh pieces of meat onto our plates. I could only take a bite or two of each piece. I don't love red meat- but the parmesean encrusted pork tenderloin was one of the best things I've ever tasted.
I can't wait for the day when we get to have a big reunion with all of my wonderful friends in Toledo. Have I mentioned how wonderful my friends from Toledo are?! thanks again, Linds (and Eric!) for the fabulous three days!!