Today, last minute, I decided to take a road trip with the kids. We went to an outlet mall about an hour-and-a-half away. The DVD player stopped working in the car about 5 minutes down the road. I thought it was good for the kids to just play, even if I wasn't 'travel ready' with coloring books, games, etc.
We hung out at the Bass Pro Shop at the beginning and the end of the trip - I had no idea what a fun place that was. The kids loved the big fish tank! and all the stuffed animals!The main reason we went to the mall was because of the Lego Store. These things are amazing!Mac with life-sized Darth Vader, made out of Legos!
I also let the kids build their own lego character - one set of legs, one body, one head (lots of different facial expressions), a hat or hair, and one accessory (gun, sword, coffee mug, goblet, broom, binoculars, handcuffs, etc.)
I wasn't really sure what to expect, but the mall was absolutely worth the trip. It had a lot of outlets - a Disney Store, Stride Rite, Children's Place, Croc (Mollee got a new pair for $9), Carter's, just to name a few.
There were quite a few other stores that I wanted to go to, but I'll have to do that on another trip - one without kids!