I racked my brain for something that we could do instead, but since we were already quite a ways down the parkway, I wasn't too familiar with the area. However, I did recall reading somewhere that Dulles Town Center had a nice play area for kids. I gps-ed (that's totally a verb, right?) it and we headed over.
I hadn't been to this mall in years, and even then, I had only been there once, so I remembered very little about it. It's a really nice mall! They had a great play area for kids modeled after an airport. They also had...duh duh duh....a CAROUSEL! Chloe stood straight up in her stroller yelling, "ride, ride, ride!" when she saw it. I do know that there are some kids shows at the mall during the week sometimes, and I have been informed by the mom of another fishy lover (Jessie and Taylor) that there is an awesome fish tank in the Nordstroms kids shoe department. There was also a little train, but when we saw the sun poking through the ceiling windows, we decided to seize the moment and head back to the farm to take a look at some animals. We did make it, but I'll save a more extensive post on Frying Pan for a nice, sunny day!
|So excited to be on the carousel|
|A very kid-friendly place---they even had little tables in the food court!|