Who’d have thought it would be colder in the Carolinas than in Ohio?? We had a WONDERFUL weekend in spite of the cold and rain. We picked the girls up from school Thursday and drove to NC. We stayed with our new friends, Steve and Lorena, and their little Josiah and Zoe. Thanks so much, guys!!
Up early and headed to the NC Zoo (#12) where we met my sister Stephi and her hubby Daniel. It was rainy but fun. Steve and Lorena met us at the zoo after lunch. Fun times! Daniel took the most obscene animal picture I’ve ever seen. I may post it tomorrow. EDIT: Stephi just posted the pic on her blog. Click here to view the nastiness. Warning: not for children (well, my kids thought it was hilarious. they saw it live!).
After the zoo, we drove to the 6th Annual Kevin Harvick Fan Club Gathering. More fun (and freezing) times! Late supper at Taco Bell, then three hours south to Stephi and Daniel’s. Their home is beautiful and wonderful, and they’re such hospitable hosts. And we love them.
Up early-ish for Belgian waffles, bacon, eggs and coffee. Headed to the Riverbanks Zoo (#13) around 10:45. Gorgeous, sunny, cool day. It was amazing. Saw five lion cubs (four months old), fed giraffes, spent our 20 free Safari Bucks on carousel rides and nachos/cheese, pretzel/cheese, fries/cheese.
Back to Stephi and Daniel’s for yard games, hammock swinging and chicken on the grill and yummy side dishes. We girlies played Life. The boys watched football. Then the little ones headed to bed, and we all watched football (and fell asleep).
Early church in the morning. We headed home from there. Got home at 8ish. Tired, happy. Hugely busy week ahead. Planning to spend lots of time in prayer.
Happy Week to you!!