The kids and I played tourist this week in St. Augustine. My parents live there so we used their house as home base and went out during the day to explore. I let the kids choose 2 activities and a restaurant each day. First up, Preston decided to we needed to start out verifying if French Fry Heaven truly has the best fries earth...this was our lunch...we were on vacation, don't judge :)
OK, the first activity they chose was an unusual one because of a past bad experience. My sister took my daughter to Ripley's Believe it or Not a few months ago and the trip got cut short because my daughter was so scared inside she didn't want to continue. So when she piped up and said she wanted to give it another try I figured it was to save face in front of her brother who had never been there before. I have been there lots of times as a kid and I was never scared so I didn't really think twice about taking them.
Part of the ticket package we bought at Ripley's (before we went
inside the house of death, which Bella now likes to call it) included mini
golf and a train ride ghost tour. I must have asked them 1,000 times are they sure they wanted to do a ghost tour instead of the Christmas lights tour. YES, of course they would rather do the ghost tour. It was their stay-cation so I obliged. We decided to do the ghost tour tomorrow...which worked out good because I'm not sure
Bella could handle a ghost tour after what she was about to go through...
Luckily, the last two exhibits were a ton of fun and allowed Bella to dry her tears and release her death grip on me.
The tunnel to get out was everyone's favorite. No one could go down the walkway in a straight line even though the floor wasn't moving at all. Even I walked on it at least 3 times because it was so much fun.
We walked down past the famous fort on our way to the mini golf. We never go inside because running around on the outside is just as much fun to my kids and it's free!