Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
No picture for this post, just a short comment. We had a huge snow the other day. Everyone in the area posted photos on Face Book or if they still blog on their blog. About the time we were enjoying watching it melt which is the second best part of snow in Kansas, we heard that we were going to be hit by another "Big One". Truthfully, I was glad to hear this. We are in a drought situation and all moisture put into the ground is a blessing. However, so far the snow has been a bust. The temperature won't go below freezing and nothing falls for very long. Maybe we will get lucky tonight and it will finally start. We don't have to go anywhere tomorrow, so let it go.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
We have put out food for the birds and the squirrels are busy helpng themselves. For the most part we are just staying in, staying warm and enjoying ourselves. Both Ray and I appreciate that being retired means we don't have to go anywhere if we don't want to. So far we don't want to.
The weather was really nice on February 13th, so Nicole came over and asked if I wanted to go to the zoo with her and Andrea. I hadn't been for a while and agreed. The day was so nice that I am glad I made the effort. During the winter Wednesdays are $2.50 to get in. Good deal, the regular cost for an old lady like me is almost $12.00. What happened to the days when the zoo free or cheap entertainment for the kids?
We went with the plan of only being there a couple of hours and mostly visiting the petting farms. We managed to see quite a bit more than that, so the animal viewing portion was a success as well. In the outback area there were Wallabies around loose. Nicole and Andrea were fascinated by them. Nicole was the worst. She really wanted to touch the one laying on the path, and wished she had the rest of the time we were in the zoo.
The Sedgwick County Zoo is outstanding, should be visited often in spite of the cost. I will say that if you go regularly the season pass is quite reasonable.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
We first stopped at the museum and library. There was an interesting exhibit of fabric art by a professor at Tabor College in the library, and the museum is set up in a very interesting way. You get a variety a things too look at, and about the time you are tired of guns and battles, you get to see the dresses and china. That works well when the group has different interests.
After we toured the museum, we went up to the Brookfield Hotel for lunch. We had never been before, and we had never gone to the original building in Brookfield. When it was rebuilt in Abilene, the owners tried to keep it as much the same as the original. I guess they too most of the interior with them and used it in the new building.
Let me tell you the fried chicken which is the only thing on the menu is fantastic. I could never fry my chicken with the coating like this even if I fried chicken. It came with a sweet cole slaw, cottage cheese and bread and butter pickles for an appetizer. The main course was the chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy and cream style corn with biscuits. It is all good. We were so glad we stopped there.
After we rolled out of the restaurant, we made a quick stop at the Russell Stover Factory. We ate samples and bought more candy than we should have.
All in all a great trip.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
We took everyone out to Red Robin for dinner for his birthday. The food is good and there is lots of it. This was one of the rare occasions where I took food home, there was so much. It could have been all the strawberry lemonades that kept being placed in front of me. They are the best. The end result was that we cancelled the second half of the evening which was a trip to Cold Stone Creamery. No one could eat any more.
We are now officially in the middle of the Brown Birthday season which runs from January 3rd and Nick's birthday through May 9th and Nicole's. It gives us plenty of reasons to eat out.
I finally made a card that was appropriate for Andrew. It was camouflage hunting paper and two die cut guns. I am really appreciating the design ability I have now with my Silhouette Cameo. It is a great machine.