Sunday, March 22, 2015

Afternoon Fun at the Zoo!

Gavin spent this weekend with us and Saturday we went to the zoo.  It was an absolutely beautiful day - the sun was shining, the temp was in the low 70's, and there was a nice breeze.  My idea to go to the zoo was in agreement with the other 3,000 people that were there.  HAHA!!  The zoo was really busy, but never felt crowded.  

We contemplated upgrading our entrance fees for a yearly membership fee to the zoo until I was reminded how hilly that zoo was for a fat girl!  Ugh!  

We bought tokens for the tram cause I wasn't sure how much I'd be able to walk since I've been having problems with my sciatica nerve.  I figured we'd walk the majority of the zoo and then when we got to the far end where there isn't much stuff and the walk back to the entrance is all up hill, we would hop on the tram and ride it around the zoo once and then get off.  Only it was at this point, that the tram driver took the corner a little too sharp and took out the corner of a wooden fence and they weren't going anywhere and she was radioing for assistance, that we just kept walking.  By the time we got up to the top of the zoo for another tram, we were all spent and ready to go.  So I've got $6 worth of tram tokens and might head to the zoo on an evening they are open late and just enjoy a tram ride around the zoo. 

Shawn and Gavin weren't as interested in the zoo as I was.  Gavin was constantly looking at the map and asking me where we were at on it so that he could see how close to the car we were, and Shawn couldn't stop thinking about the golf course next door.  

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Christmas 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
The Glenn's
Shawn, Stacey, Hershey, Reese, & Molly

The Illusionist Tour and Visiting Friends

Back at the end of last year Shawn bought us tickets to go to the Illusionist's Tour that was coming to the Old National Bank Centre in Indianapolis.  The Illusionist Tour is a group of illusionists that were on America's Got Talent but didn't make it through to the end and they formed their own show. Shawn really likes watching this stuff and I find it interesting too, however there was a couple acts that completely grossed me out!! 

They didn't allow photography inside the theatre while the show was going on, so I didn't get any pictures like I had wanted too.  I did get a picture of the stage from our seats and then a couple pictures of us during intermission and before the show.

After the show we drove over to Terre Haute to visit our friends Wendie and Pedro who recently moved to Terre Haute from Nashville, Tennessee and see their super cute new house and to have dinner.  The restaurant we had dinner at has seemed to skip my mind, but it was a mom and pop place and definitely delicious and must to revisit the next time we are in the area.

It was my first time traveling north and to Indy and Terre Haute, however it was such a whirlwind trip and there was so much travel time that there wasn't any time for photography stops :(

A Beautiful Saturday Drive

The weather on Saturday was exceptional and I was itching to get out and use my new camera lens!  Shawn and I headed north to Pike County and drove around the Patoka River Wildlife Management Area.  While the drive didn't go exactly as I had planned, we had a great time and had great weather.  I definitely have this place on my list of places to go in the spring when all of the wildflowers are in bloom, and then again in the fall when all of the leaves are changing.

We also spent the morning at breakfast at the Rose Hill Cafe and then buying Gavin a new bed for his room at our house.

The Rose Hill Cafe is a mom and pop family restaurant that's practically been in our backyard for the last five year and we didn't know it.  Shawn went there once a couple months ago with a friend and said it was really good.  I've been wanting to go, but we hadn't had the opportunity until Saturday morning.  It was definitely delicious and we'll definitely be going back.  I had scramble eggs, sausage, German fries, and a piece of caramel apple french toast (oh so yummy!!), and Shawn had a made-to-order breakfast scramble and a chocolate chip pancake.

After breakfast, we ran over to Mark's Mattress Outlet and got Gavin's new bed.  That situation deserves it's own blog entry, so check back soon for that!