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I became a stay at home mom a few months ago so this is the first summer I will be staying home with my kids. Every year since my son was born he has spent his summers in daycares and summer camps. I have always been thankful that those summer camps keep him active and busy, and I have always been a touch jealous of all the fun things he gets the chance to do without me. Since school has been out I have been doing my best to get my kids out and about every opportunity I get. We recently went to Northbank river walk in downtown Jacksonville to see the river, statues and do some shopping. After a lot of walking around I managed to refuel my son and I with some Dr Pepper and SNICKERS®. He wasn’t complaining one bit.
My goal with these little daytime roadtrips I plan to make all summer is to keep my son educated and feeding his brain. I took him and my daughter down to the statues to show him that these monuments actually mean something and they aren’t merely art, even if they are pretty. The one he was IMMEDIATELY attracted to was the HUGE sharp pointy one that is dedicated to the Great Fire of 1901. Standing at 40’ high, this sculpture symbolizes all the buildings that were destroyed by the horrific fire so many years ago. There is a plaque that is at the base of the statue and he read all about it and put some REAL thought into what actually happened. It is one thing to read it in a book but to see something physical, like the statue, provokes more emotion in thought.
The next statues we visited were the runners. These provided a good bit of fun for us. It was a really hot day and my son was getting hungry and thirsty and was feeling a little bit run down so he was getting anxious to snack on the Dr Pepper and SNICKERS® that I bought at Walmart on our way down to the water front. When he saw these statues of running people he just started busting out laughing. We were about to go sit on the benches and eat our snacks to refuel when all of the sudden he grabbed them and pretended to be running away from the statues! HAHA! So funny.
It appears that they actually managed to catch him because somehow they managed to take our Dr Pepper and SNICKERS! They looked tired from their years of running so they probably wanted to refuel too! ;) And just FYI: In case you decide to go down to see the statues don’t try and put candy bars and sodas in their hands, the police may just stop you and then continue to follow you until you get back into your vehicle… #JustSayin
SO, with the cops watching us from their cars we refueled with our SNICKERS® 2-to-go bars and 20 oz Dr Pepper snacks while we sat on the benches and looked out over the water. We were so tired from all the walking and learning that indulging in our favorites was really nice.
A 20 oz of Dr Pepper and the SNICKERS® 2-to-go bars are actually a lot to eat and drink all at once, so we twisted off the snickers – just like it says on the side – and capped up our drinks and saved them for later.
Check out the Instagram video I made! <3 My son is still asking me how it got eaten!
There is actually a SNICKERS® Dr Pepper Refuel Sweepstakes I wanted to let you know about. Purchase (2) SNICKERS® 2-to-go and (2) 20 oz Dr Pepper bottles, then text or email your receipt to email@example.com and be entered for a chance to win 1 of 250 available Walmart gas/gift cards. You can find full instructions here: http://drvsusa.com/refuel/
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