Sunday, June 27, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I got my chance when Ryan was in charge of an intern volunteer event hosted at the zoo. He had to over see more then 50 interns pulling weeds and cleaning up while he supplied the drinks. Tough job. ;) In all seriousness, I wouldn't have wanted to be out there because it was freaking hot!! When they were through, Brad, Lindsey & I all went out there to meet up with him and explore the grounds.
I was surprised how active the animals were in this heat! The seals were putting on a show for us.
I always hate it when you just miss the trainers feeding the animals or showing them off. I wanted to see a seal jump up and hit that blue balloon looking thing.
I thought the zoo was very pretty and loved all the trees. It helped keep us cool.
It's KC's (our cat) long lost brother!!
These guys were the best! Earlier in the day, Ryan & the interns got to feed the giraffes and get right up close to them. I just love their expressions. They look like they're staring right at you.
Almost there Linds. :)
Now this little guy was to die for!! He may look a little psycho in the eyes in this pic but this baby elephant was so cute. He ran all over the place playing with anything he could get his trunk on.
Here's a clip of him playing with a metal drum.
Elephants are so fun to watch when they're active. This one cracked me up.
I can't go to the zoo without visiting the monkeys. They had all kinds to look at.
Ryan made a new friend.
We had a great time but I would recommend going when it's not a 100 degrees out!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I had no idea how influential my sister-in-law, Emily, was! Check out this LINK to see why.
She was asked to paint a mural for Kansas Senator Jim Barnett for his campaign race for Congress. I would say that's a resume builder if I ever saw one! That takes ridiculous talent to paint such a large mural and it turned out so amazing. You have to check out the video of her being interviewed by the local news station in the link posted above and see it for yourself how talented this girl is.
I'm so proud of you sister!! LOVE YOU!
Sunday, June 13, 2010
We had heard a lot of people talking about the Beignet's at Cafe Du Monde so we had to try them. It wouldn't have been a true New Orleans experience without it. It was a pretty popular place, look at this line!!
Getting close, I was hungry!
Mark & Brittney scoping out where we were going to sit.
It was a neat experience but it was so crowded it took forever to get service at our table! Oh well, I'm glad we did it once. Next time I'll just get it to go. :) The Beignets were delicious. They tasted like a cross between a donut and funnel cake.
Afterwards, we made a trip to the aquarium to take a tour and see an imax movie. They had a great variety of species to see. I really wanted this blow fish to puff up but it didn't happen. Boo.
Ryan pretending to stick his finger in the piranha tank, of course. I love the water tunnels with all the fish and sting ray you can walk under. This little turtle was so cute!
Brittney was excited about the tank too.
The set up was so cool. It really felt like we were in a rain forest inside!
You can even see my hair was starting to curl. :) Mark and his beautiful fiance, Brittney.
The penguins were so cute. I think they were my favorite.
Love this guy. :)
Sea horses are so fascinating to me.
They even had a spot to pet the sting rays.
We also watched an imax movie about the wet lands and the hurricanes. It was so interesting. I really want to ride around in the wet lands now in one of those fly boats!
That night we got the chance to eat at the famous chief, Emerald's (You know... BAM!!), restaurant NOLA.
Oh my gosh, the food was to die for!!
The restaurant itself was amazing, it has three floors and we took an elevator to get to our floor. Our waiter was the best too!! Good ol' Thadius. He was hilarious and even gave us some free ice cream along with our desserts. I could completely recommend this place.
We has so much fun, New Orleans was definitely a neat experience. I would totally go again.