The front office of the hotel told us about an ice cream shop that was popular and really good. We went there several times and it was PACKED each time. Apparently it's a hidden gem. The ice cream was FANTASTIC and we loved finding this place.
The first week I only had one sick day. Near the end of my pregnancy I always get "morning" sickness again. The day I got sick I stayed in bed most of the morning while the kids watched channel 8. I hated to just have them watch tv, but in a tiny hotel room there wasn't anything else they could do. In the afternoon I was feeling better and guilty that they'd been watching tv. I couldn't do much so I looked up a mall and we headed there to play in the play place. Again, parking was tricky and all I seemed to be finding was parking that cost. I found a Safeway in the mall center and you could park there only if you were shopping there. We parked there and I went in an bought a few items so I had proof of shopping there and then we went into the mall. The playground was way beyond cooler than the one here at arrowhead mall. It was twice the size and they had regular scheduled cleanings. During the cleanings we went walking around. It was a rather ritzy mall, so not the stores we usually shop at. However, we went into Gap and actually they happened to have SERIOUS clearout stuff. We got a few a few shirts for the kids for a $1 each. Awesome! Probably they only time my kids will get gap clothes unless we find them at goodwill (I know, I'm cheap). The kids LOVED the play place. Here is the funny thing, Ada is a social butterfly at mall play places. She hates to talk to people or even try new places, but every single time we go to a mall play place she makes a new best friend within 5 minutes. She was so cute collecting friends here and sweet little Rue either tagged along or just played alone. As for me, I sat and tried to not feel miserably fat and huge.