Friday, July 13, 2012

Our Mini Vacation!

Last week, Chris, Addie and I took a mini vacation to Omaha. We planned on staying two nights, but let's be honest, there isn't that much to do there. So we ended up staying just one night, but we had a blast!

Many of you probably already saw pictures or heard about this part, but while driving over, we remembered that the olympic swimming trials were going on. We checked with Ticketmaster to see how much tickets would be - they were obnoxiously expensive! They also told us that we would need a ticket for Addie... ya right! So we checked into our hotel and then decided to head to the downtown area for some dinner. 

While driving by the Centurylink Center, we decided just to check if there were some cheap last minute tickets (it was 6 p.m. and the event started at 6:45 p.m.). I hopped out of the car at a stop light, talked with a few people and eventually found tickets for $20 from a scalper. We grabbed some awesome pizza from a place right by the event center and made it back just in time for the first event. Our tickets were close to the top/back of the arena, but we could see everything just fine! 

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte are in there somewhere!
The next morning we woke up early to get to the zoo before it got too hot out. Addie was suuuuuper excited! Okay, she didn't know what we were doing, but she was in a pleasant mood and was smiling a lot!

We tried to get there early enough to beat the heat, but it was already 95 degrees by 9:30 in the morning. Needless to say, we quickly saw the outdoor exhibits and then made our way indoors.

Here are some of our favorite moments from the day!
Watching the birdies!
Monkeys!
Hippos are my favorite!
Gorilla
Addie's reaction to the Gorilla... not a fan.

But our absolute favorite part of our time at the zoo was watching Addie in the aquarium. It might have something to do with the fact that she couldn't see many of the other exhibits from her car seat, but either way - She LOVED it! 

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Sorry the video isn't rotated correctly. It won't let me fix it :(

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