Monday, July 26, 2010

Zip Line

Last Thursday I drove to Temple to pick up Andrea and Evan and then we drove to Athens, Texas to spend the night at Melissa Cox Pulley's house. Melissa and Nicky were in Branson, so we just made ourselves at home and spent the night. Nicky's father, Dean, stopped by for a visit and ate with us.

Friday morning we drove out into the country to do our zipline adventure. The GPS took us around in circles for a while, but we finally made it. Andrew and Danielle Pulley joined us there and we all had so much fun. You zip from tree to tree, sometimes landing on the ground and hiking to the next tree. We all want to go back and do it again.

After zipping, we spent the afternoon and evening at the Pulley's lake house, swimming and relaxing. It's so beautiful and relaxing there. Caleb and Dean joined us and the boys cooked hamburgers on the grill. We left about 9:30 and headed back to Temple. Thanks to Melissa and Nicky for letting us use their houses.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Last Day in Omaha

Today we went to the Lauritzen Botanical gardens. Had a nice long hike and it was really pretty. Then we drove by the stadium to try and buy tickets for tonight's game, but the lines were too long so decided to rest at the hotel and come back later.

So, we showed up at the box office around 2:30 and the lady said they were sold out, but she had 2 tickets that someone had just turned in - and they are almost right behind home plate. How lucky was that? Now we're just sitting in the shade, waiting for the game to start.

Later: the game was great, our seats were great, we saw the National Champions win. All in all, we had a great time. Great end to a great trip.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Finals Day

We went over to the zoo today for a few hours and saw some pretty birds and lots of other animals.

Around 3 we walked across the street to the stadium to see if we could find tickets from a scalper for a decent price. Walked right up to the box office and bought good seats for face value. We must be living right. Who should we root for tonight?

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Walking and Gambling

Today we went down to the Old Market area of Omaha and did a walking tour. Lots of old buildings, shops, restaurants, open-air arty stuff, parks, etc. We had a good time.

Then we came back to the room and rested before going over to Harrah's for a buffet dinner and another try at the slot machines. Lost again of course.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Too Hot!

It was so hot yesterday that we decided to watch the games today from the coolness of our hotel and save our energy for Monday. We did get out this morning to do a little exploring and walking around Council Bluffs, so got our exercise in early.

Poor TCU lost today, so now we're rooting for Clemson, but they're about to lose too. tomorrow we're going exploring in downtown Omaha.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Rosenblatt Rocks!

We got into town about noon and checked into our hotel in Council Bluffs, Iowa. It's really nice and has a casino attached, so I know where we'll be spending our off time.

Then we took the hotel shuttle to the stadium and got all the scoop from some guys about how/where to get tickets. Found some across the street for a reasonable price, which saved us from 3 hours of waiting in line in the hot sun.

We cheered for TCU and they won, hooray.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


We're off on our road trip to Omaha in Sharon's cute sports car.

Our first stop was, of course, West for kolaches. Mmm.

We stopped in Oklahoma to visit with Little Bill and Judy and now we're in Wichita for the night.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

CWS Day One

The CWS started today and TCU is looking pretty good. I still haven't decided whether or not to root for them.

This line is in purple in honor of the Horned Frogs.

We went to see Toy Story this afternoon and it was great.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

College World Series

We're leaving next week for the College World series in baseball but the Horns wont be there. I'm soo sad but we'll have fun anyway. Here's a picture I took at Disch-Falk field at an earlier game since I wont get to take any of the team next week.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

My new phone

We finally got the Opera House puzzle put together. Only two and a half years? Wow.

Posting this from my new phone to see how it works.