Me: "Wherever the day takes us!"
Big Boy #1: "I hope the day takes us to a Rockies game!"
While spontaneity is difficult when you are dealing with a family of five, we mananged to completely surprise the boys with an overnight visit to Laramie. And while Laramie might not be at the top of any normal person's list for a getaway, it's amazing how much fun you can accomplish when the boys were expecting to spend their day hanging out and doing homework.
We picked them up early from school and got all the way to the parking lot of the hotel in Laramie with nothing more than "We're going on an adventure!" Along the way we found the coolest park in Fort Collins, ran 100 yards down the field at the University of Wyoming and ate a lot of "Adventure Food" (Twizzlers, Bugles and M&Ms. Really - what kind of epic journey would it have been without those staples?)
Big Boy #2: "Nothing's better than spending time with your family!"
It's AMAZING the crazy things kids will say when you let them skip school and then get them good and sugared up! (And BTW, I couldn't agree more...)