This past weekend we went to Sacramento in order to use zoo passes that were going to expire in December. And we decided to go to Fairytale Town, because it’s just across the street from the zoo. Annnd, we had to go to Ikea, cause we were in Sacramento and therefore just had to go. That’s a lot to jam into one day, but you know what, it freaking worked.
We left two hours later for our adventure than we had planned, but no matter, it was lunch time when we got to the zoo and who doesn’t want to pay $50 for zoo lunch for the whole fam??
And we rented this snazzy zoo mobile. It was totally worth the $8 cause it coralled the crazies, I mean kids.
We saw wonderful animals and scary fake dinos, and the weather was decent so we weren’t sweaty messes by the time we left.
Then we headed to Fairytale Town, which I didn’t have high hopes for, but I found it to be much more charming than I thought it was going to be, and the kids, and Chris, had a blast.
I wish we lived closer to this little gem as the kids would love visiting at least once a week.
Next it was nap time, a very short nap time, but whatever, the kiddos got a brief respite in the car before venturing off to Ikea!
Our first stop at Ikea was the dining area, naturally, since it was dinner time and I wanted meatballs, really, it was mostly about the meatballs. I was super happy that the kids both ate a decent amount of food, but of course the chocolate cake was the favorite as they scraped the plate clean.
We didn’t get much at Ikea, but we looked at bunk beds for the kids and eyed some sofas.
Toward the end of the shopping trip we were racing to the checkout because we were just done, so tired from a very long day, and we still had two and a half hours to drive. The drive getting to Sac was fine, but going home was a bit trickier because Max was beyond exhausted. But, his Kindle, a bunch of food, and two stops helped calm him down.
We won’t be doing a marathon trip like this again anytime soon, but we’re so happy it went swimmingly, and sometimes that’s all I ask for!