Monday, February 23, 2009

Cincinnati Trip

Well, I am definitely not as up to date on this blog thing as Julie. However, I have finally remembered to update this thing while at home where all the pics are. In January I was able to go out to Kentucky to visit Zach. We spent the long weekend in Cincinnati and just hung out around there. We had a lot of fun and got to see some pretty cool stuff. The best part of the trip for me was to just spend time with him.

This is Zach on his bed at the hotel which was actually pretty nice. We had wireless so we could play WoW after our long days out and about. We also had a fridge that would freeze anything you put in it and the control was broken so you couldn't change the temp. It was fun to try to poor a drink out of a frozen gallon of water.

This one was outside the aquarium on the river. Unfortunately, his eyes are closed and my 2nd chin is making an appearance. It was bloody cold there and we snapped some quick pics before we went inside to defrost.

This is Zach in the aquarium. That is supposed to be a whale jumping behind him, but that didn't really turn out. Obviously, I am not a professional photographer. The aquarium was definitely larger than the one we have in SLC, and it was really cool. I think the worst part of the trip was when we went in to the bird section and one of the little buggers got Zach lined up in his sites and bombed him. Luckily they were little birds not a crane or something. Anyway, you can see pics of that incident and the feathery little culprit in the blog Julie does.

This one was when we visited the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. Since it was not that busy we got to take our time and just dink around at our own pace. This is from one of the World Series they won. It was a pretty cool place. We got to throw the ball from a pitching mound they had set up inside and it would tell you how fast you were throwing. Zach was up in the mid 70s, and mine was in the mid 40s. LOL, I guess we know which of us can actually pitch.

This one I think was at the Freedom center which we visited on MLK Day. It was very interesting and had some good presentations to explain the collaboration necessary and risks many people took to help slaves make it to freedom. As I said we had a good time, we went to the Dancing with the Stars tour which was really cool. Zach thought Laci was pretty hot, and I think that was why he liked this event. :-) Before the show we went to Benni Hana's and grubbed. We sat at a table with a couple and three women and the food was great. The same three women also sat behind us at the show. It was weird. Some other activities we had were going to Dave and Busters which is like a Chucky Cheese for older people, and it was pretty fun. We got to play a game that we used to play when Zach was 5 or 6. We also went to see a movie and of course we had to hit BW3s on the way to take him home. As always the trip was too short. I hope that he will be able to come out for a little bit this summer to see us.

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