It was a bitter sweet day – bitter that today was our last day on our Twizzlers Landmark Summer road trip and sweet that we had one more day of family fun. I began my morning packing up all of our belongings while dad took the two youngest boys back over to Triple play and Raptor Reef to get in the last of water sliding, laser tagging and video games before piling into the Twizzlers mobile to begin our return road trip home.
We said our good-byes to The Holiday Inn express in Hayden Idaho definitely a must return place for our family. The complimentary breakfast, spacious rooms, Triple Play and Raptor Reef were just four of the highlights of staying here in Hayden Idaho. If you are headed to Idaho anytime soon click here to book you room and discover more about this family friendly hotel that the Novotny’s give an A+ to.
On the road again in our Twizzlers mobile as we headed towards Spokane wit our first stop at Whitworth University where our oldest daughter will be attending this fall- we called ahead and asked if we could take a peek at her assigned dorm room and let her younger siblings see where she will be staying while away from home. The sun was shinning and Whitworth University campus looked like a beautiful park setting even I was ready to move-in. Her dorm room has been freshly painted and feels roomy enough for she and her roommate. However Nate our 9 year old says when he goes to college he is going to live with us still because there was noting exciting to him about those dorm rooms and to him they don’t seem big enough. Just wait till he is eighteen and gets that independent attitude, he will change his mind.
Next stop was the Spokane River Front Park home of the 1975 World Expo. This 100 acre park located in downtown Spokane along the river is stunning with its beautiful landscaping and full of more family fun then one can have in an afternoon visit. We purchased day passes for endless amusement park rides and enjoyed them over and over again. Caleb our 11 year old rode the dragon coaster at least nine times and Nate was insistent on riding the Ferris wheel alone, see that independent attitude is already beginning. We enjoyed soft serve ice cream cones as our afternoon snack and appreciated the inexpensive snack bar prices. Due to our long road trip ahead today we had limited time and were not able to experience the many other fun things to do such as the iMax theatre, mini golf, sky ride , tour train and so much more Click here to get a full list of all that Spokane River Front Park has to offer. We look forward to return visits this year while visiting our daughter at Whitworh University.
As we headed out of town we took one last stop for dinner at the famous Dick’s Hamburgers for burgers, fries and milkshakes to fill our tummy’s before we hit the road for our 5 hour drive home. Dick’s is an outside dinning establishment with a simple yet inexpensive menu. Nate will tell you the burgers are so good he had to eat two of them – don’t worry these are not over sized burgers so two seemed adequate for a growing boy who also is not a french fry eater. It was a perfect last stop to end our road trip of fun.
As we loaded back in the Twizzlers Landmark Summer mobile we were once again stopped and questioned about the amazing Twizzlers on wheels – we have had fun meeting and chatting to so many Twizzlers addicts during our trip and joke that if we wore Twizzlers shirts everyday and carried bags of Twizzlers candy we would be attacked all day long.
Another day of fun came to a close with our drive home and back in our own beds for a good night of sleep.
When we woke up on Saturday it was back to reality of an early football game for Nate so we snuck in one more mini road trip and chauffeured him to his game Twizzlers style once again creating curiosity of Twizzlers addicts. Back home the neighborhood gang insisted on a picture
|No No Don’t Take my Twizzlers Mobile|
with the Twizzlers mobile before It drove away for good.
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**We received an all expense paid Twizzlers road trip no financial compensation was received. All opinions are 100% mine and YES I’m a Twizzlers addict especially for rainbow Twizzlers twists.