Saturday morning we woke up at 4:30am and were sitting on a plane by 6am. We flew up, up and away to Chicago and then on to Columbus, Ohio. We returned home at midnight last night. It was certainly a whirlwind trip without much sleep, but it was absolutely wonderful! So why were we in Columbus, Ohio, you might ask? Well, my oldest sister lives in the Czech Republic with her husband and two children and they are currently in Ohio for a business trip so we flew up to see them!
That’s my niece, Katka. She’s about to turn 7 going on 17. She’s clever and sweet. Also, she loves Starbucks and has a regular drink (vanilla steamer, thankyouverymuch) which makes her a pretty cool 7 year old in my book. 😉
Marek was attached to Christopher about 24/7. Really, whenever Katka wasn’t climbing on him, Marek was there. They both love their uncle Christopher. And I mean, I can see why. He’s pretty much my favorite too. 😉
While we were in Columbus we visited the Ohio State campus. Christopher wanted to see the Buckeyes field so we walked through an open gate, past several people who smiled at us, and walked into the stadium. We took a few pictures and then turned around to walk back and found out that the gate we had walked in was now padlocked. O_O Thankfully we found the locker room and there was a very friendly, very understanding man who let us out, haha! We began to worry that we’d accidently kidnapped our nephew (Melissa, Matus, and Katka hadn’t walked in with us). It makes for a good story, though. 😉
We played on the playground (yes, Katka managed to convince us both that we needed to slide down the slide with her… it’s entirely possible that I got stuck halfway down, ha!). We sat in a couple of coffee shops. We played dolls and trucks and ran around in circles. We ate good food (my brother-in-law makes delicious salmon!). We talked a lot. It was a wonderful weekend. 🙂
We had a fabulous weekend in Columbus even if it was a short one. The weather was perfect, the city was gorgeous (especially the German Village where we spent most our time), the changing leaves were brilliant, and best of all the company was wonderful. 🙂 So glad we got to see my sister’s family!