I had been worried about what activities to do with my two boys on their long summer break.
Usually, my husband would plan fishing trips or camping getaways with them since it was their thing.
Unfortunately, he had to go back to work this time around since he had been recalled back to official army duty. This was unexpected and sudden, so we did not have time for a backup plan. I knew the boys would be restless spending all summer without a few days off. Thankfully, my sister had raised young boys since my nephews were no teenagers, and I quickly asked her some of the things they loved to do when they were my son’s age. She had a few on a list, and I discussed what they wanted to do during the period with the boys. One of the activities they chose, which was pleasantly surprising, was visiting a historic farm. They had been taught about the farm in school before they went on recess, and they were eager to see it for themselves. My sister advised me to book a room nearby since it may be too late when we get back home. She was even kind enough to recommend a few family-friendly holiday inns she had spent with her boys back then. We chose one and booked it but first started our trip at the farm. The boys learned much about pigs, chickens, draft horses, and other farm animals and houses. They were too exhausted from helping out the farmhands at the farm. By the time we got to the hotel, I had realized that the room was not well ventilated. The AC was also faulty, but the owner brought a portable window AC for the night as we would leave in the morning.