This weekend we all had 3 days off, so John and I decided it would be really fun to go out of town, just get away for a few days. So we packed up and headed north. We told the kids we were staying in a hotel, which was enough for them to get super excited.
Julie, John and Sadie all had colds, but they were on the mend so we didn't think much of it. As we were driving, Julie started coughing. She coughed until she threw up...all over the back seat and herself. Kind of a rough way to start a getaway! But she felt better after and we got her all cleaned up in no time.
We stayed in Gilroy for the night, the second we got to the hotel, the kids were stripping to get their bathing suits on for the pool. We swam for about an hour and a half. Even Sadie was wrinkled like a prune and not wanting to get out of the pool, but we were starving. After dinner, John took the kids back to the hotel so I could have some time to myself and do a little shopping.
When I got back to the hotel, Sadie was fast asleep and the big kids were already snuggled up in bed. We turned off the lights and we all went to sleep. Shortly after, Julie woke up coughing. And she just couldn't stop. We used all her inhalers, gave her honey, cough drops, stuck her in a hot shower for almost an hour. Nothing really helped. Finally, around 4 am, she went to sleep.
Somehow Andy was able to sleep through her coughing in the same bed, so he was up at 6, ready for our adventure! The girls weren't far behind him. We got to Happy Hollow in San Jose right when it opened. We started walking through the zoo, and it was less than impressive. So we went to the rides. Andy saw the little roller coaster and couldn't wait to get on! I got to ride it with him.