Monday, June 30, 2014

Louisville Zoo with Brando

A day at the Louisville Zoo with Brando entails a train ride immediately up walking into the place.  Considering how it has been since I have been to the Zoo, I didn’t mind.  We rode in the back, of course, and saw not a single animal.  But lots of outbuildings where I used to work when I volunteered at the zoo in what was an age ago.

 It entails climbing on stone animals and then finding the real ones, only to decide that the stone animals are more fun cuz you can climb and sit on them.

It entails going into the Giraffe House to reminisce about working with these majestic animals and then racing out of there because it really stinks.

A day at the Zoo with Brando entails racing to catch up to him to tell him what an animal is before he runs off to climb on another stone animal.

It also entails facing a goat, head on.

And maybe petting one too. 

It also entails spending time with the Gorillas and trying to decide if he is one or not…. 

  or how he stacks up with the rest of the prey animals.

A day at the Zoo with Brando entails lots of running and climbing and pointing and racing and smiling and laughing and adult drinks afterwards to recover.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Brando Runs the Bases

 Batter UP!!
Swing batterbatterbatterbatter swing, batter!

Base hit! And he is off to first!


moving on to second… and oh, yeah, look over there?

 la la la-la-la, la la-la-la laaaaaa

“….and then I will catch it and...."

“….then throw it…."

“…and call it George…."

Made it to third, where we jig!

Ohhhh man!  He is out!  I don’t get to go home….  oh well….

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Family Visit in DC

In May, Will and I hosted his parents, my parents, my brother and sister-in-law, and my two nieces— all at the same time!  My nieces hadn’t been to DC before and we did it right: pandas! boat tour!  scavenger hunt through Old Town.  A visit to Mount Vernon and lots of time at the museums!

on the Georgetown’s waterfront

on the boat to Old Town

Key Bridge

Georgetown Waterfront

the ride has begun

Lincoln Memorial from the Potamac

heading under Memorial Bridge

Jefferson Memorial 

Like auntie, like niece! photos photos photos

old rail bridge 

flying into National 

clan wars

at the Old Torpedo Factory

on the scavenger hunt

are we lost? 

Old Town’s harbor

National Defense University and the Capitol 

Washington Monument

Air Force Memorial 

Juliette grabs a quick nap on the way back

landing at National