First, we went to an Easter egg hunt put on by the city. It was insane. Here's a rundown of how it all went:
Visit Easter bunny:
Do first egg hunt for 5 and 6 year olds:
The field was empty of eggs in under 2 minutes.
Play on the bounce houses while mommy waits in line for face painting:
Pet the animals at the petting zoo while mommy waits in line for face painting.
Do the egg hunt for the 3 and 4 year olds while daddy waits in line for face painting.
This hunt was much calmer than the previous one.
Finally, get faces painted!
Then we hopped in the car and headed out to Route 66! It runs right through town here. Our first stop wasn't historic, but it was pretty cool.
We went to Pops.
It's a gas station that also happens to have hundreds of flavors of bottled pop for sale! The whole front of the store is glass, and the windows are lined in pop bottles.
Look at them all!!
They have shelves and fridges lined with all different flavors of pop arranged by color and flavor.
We picked out two six-packs.
We ended up with: Fizzy Lizzy Pineapple (super good!), Boylan's Creamy Red Birch Beer (bleh, Anton liked it though), Round Barn Root Beer (the local brew), Leninade (had to get since it was in Russian), Maine Root Sarsaparilla, Gale's Root Beer, Dog n Suds Root Beer (notice the root beer trend?), Cool Mountain Black Cherry, Carousel Green Apple, Capt'n Eli's Blueberry Pop (okay), Gardena Grape, Americana Orange Creme (can't wait to try!). It was tough to choose what flavors to get, and I'm sure Anton would have walked out with all the root beers they had if I'd let him.
They also had a burger grill, so we had lunch there, and it was pretty good too. We ended with a giant ice cream sandwich sundae that about busted our guts. Yum.
Then we headed slightly down the road to visit the famous Arcadia Round Barn:
It's 113 years old and completely round. Fancy that.
It's been refurbished, so it's not original materials, but that's how it would have looked. Up inside the top of the barn it had really cool acoustics.
Alex loves to hear his echo, so he could have played in there all day. But we were pooped and needed to get home.
We drove a little bit farther down Route 66 before turning around and heading home. Here we crashed on the couch and watched Tangled and called it a good day.