A Day Out With #ClearAmerican

We recently spent time as a family at Day Out With Thomas. We had a great time and it was a beautiful day to be outside. We bought food at the restaurant there but I brought Clear American flavored water for our family to drink. Read more about my shopping trip at Walmart here.

The boys enjoyed drinking it during the long car ride.

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We enjoyed it outside while we ate lunch.

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And Sinisa enjoyed it before we went on a train ride.

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Clear American flavored water traveled easily in our cooler and fizzed like pop would with a lot less calories than a can of cola (it had ZERO!) It also had less sugar than the boys’ juice drinks do. My only word of caution is: don’t fill up sippy cups all the way with the water if you have children who like to throw them! We found out it makes for one big mess and that filling them only part of the way alleviated that problem. Overall, I was happy with the choice in flavors we had chosen (strawberry, fuji apple pear, and mandarin orange) and the boys loved them, too.

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(Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias #CBias, which is a vendor for Cott Beverages Inc., the manufacturer of Clear American ® brand beverages.)

Day Out With Thomas

Jacob’s favorite thing to play with is his collection of Thomas trains so it came as no surprise that he LOVED the trip to Union, IL for Day Out With Thomas. Our family had a great time and the weather was beautiful. Want to see if the tour is headed towards you? Go here to view the 2011 Thomas Leader of The Track Tour schedule.

Activities during the Day Out With Thomas event:

  • 20-minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™
  • Meet Sir Topham Hatt™
  • Clowns
  • Puppet Shows
  • Magic Shows
  • Live Music
  • Thomas & Friends™ Storytelling and Video Viewing
  • Thomas & Friends Playtable
  • Balloon Animals
  • Thomas & Friends Coloring
  • Temporary Tattoos of Island of Sodor Friends
  • Thomas and Friends Store

Here are ten of my favorite pictures from the day:

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And I love the shirts we got them:

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You can find out more information and order tickets here.

Have you ever been to Day Out With Thomas? What did you think of it?

Interested in going? Have questions about the tour? I’ll try to answer them :)

(Disclosure: I received tickets as a blog reporter for Day Out With Thomas 2011 but all opinions are my own.)


Wordless Wednesday: Storytime with Sir Topham Hatt

Jacob and Sir Topham Hatt

Jacob loves Thomas so when Thomas and Friends Live was in town I was disappointed we couldn’t go but we heard Sir Topham Hatt would be leading storytime at a local library so we just had to go to that. He’s also very excited to go to Day Out With Thomas this summer. I’m one of the Day Out With Thomas Blog Reporters so I will share more about that event in the months to come.

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(Disclosure: This is not a compensated post but I will be receiving tickets in the future to attend Day Out With Thomas.)