On our way to Pennsylvania, we meant to stop at Abigail's. Instead, we got our second round of pinkeye. (Have I mentioned how much I dislike pinkeye?) Instead of spreading the love, we stayed in Roanoke. First we stopped at Cracker Barrel.
Haven ate jelly and butter.Eric found a tiny zoo, this great park, and a huge star atop a Roanoke mountain. We had a great time there. Mostly I remember staying in constant motion so I could collect some more exercise minutes~:-) The zoo was great! It was basically empty so we got to explore the whole thing twice. The zoo's setup allows you to get close and personal with the animals. Look at these sweet faces! Momma's tickle attack! Haven: "I do it by myself!" Go, girl. The star. Fun.
Elijah helped me read the sign. See, he brought his glasses. The highlight for our little man was being able to climb up this rock wall all.by.himself. Step aerobics with Polly Jane. She loved it. (What?)We ended our evening getting two cupcakes from this super cute shop. It even had chalkboards hung at kid-level and little riding toys! Right next door we had one of the worst eating experiences of my life. I was in the bathroom with a screaming girl about 4 times, for about 20 minutes each time. Why? Well, Haven was experiencing an incredible poop-phobia. The lights in the bathroom automatically shut off, which did not diminish the fear factor. Elijah spilled my drink on me. I think I finally ended up eating my (delicious) food in the car on the way back home. Don't worry - as soon as we checked into our room, Elijah occupied the potty. Haven began screaming because she also had to poop. Our valiant Daddy was unloading the car, but he had already brought in our travel potty. Disaster averted! Poop phobia slightly diminished! A win-win-win day!