Friday, May 29, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
They had a great shark tunnel to walk through. We even got to go through during feeding time!
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
The animal cages were pretty scary....I really believe that any of the animals could have gotten out if they got mad enough. It was also one of those zoos that makes you hate zoos. The animals didn't have enough room to exercise, they were filthy, and the whole place stunk. But here's some pictures anyway!
This was a miniature horse. It was super cute, but its fur was matted and falling out in spots.
Friday, May 8, 2009
We were both surprised at how many pieces it came in!
Now it's looking more like a grill!
Yay! He did it! Seeing as how it took him the entire evening to put it together, we didn't grill out last night. However we're looking forward to having some friends over tomorrow night for a cook-out!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
There were tons of bag-pipers walking around. Not really my taste of music, but they were talented, none the less.
This is some manly contest....it was a huge weight they threw. They had a bunch of manly contests- just like Made of Honor (if you haven't seen it, you should rent it!). It totally makes sense that they have to have these crazy contests.....I think it balances out the fact that they're wearing skirts.....But I have to say, I really like the twirling action!
Watching the dog agility show. At least Sarah and I are looking at the camera! This is the group of friends that we hang out with here.....however we need to get a better picture of us all!
One of the dogs doing the agility course. They were really smart dogs!
They also had a show with hearding dogs. These dogs were so smart! they would do exactly what the guy said (or whistled), and the made the sheeps go where ever they pushed. The dogs also hearded a group of ducks....it was so fun to watch!
We followed up the festival with a trip to Coldstone Creamery and dinner at Texas Roadhouse. Overall, it was a fun day, even if it was a small festival.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I had come across this recipe from runnersworld.com for an All-Purpose Fruit Syrup a couple years ago. I printed it off and promptly forgot about it. I re-discovered it the other day, and tried it out. It was amazing!!!! It is so easy to make, and so good! It's a little time consuming so I made up a couple batches and keep it in the fridge.
Ingrediants: 1 1/2 c apple cider
2 c blueberries, raspberries, or chopped strawberries
Directions: Place the cider and the berries in a deep saucepan set over medium heat. Simmer
uncovered until thickened, 55-60 minutes, stirring occasionally and skimming off
any froth that appears on the surface. Strain the syrup into a bowl, pressing on the
solids to push through some of the pulp. Discard the seeds and the pulp that doesn't
pass through easily. Use right away or cover and refridgerate for up to 3 weeks. Or
freeze for up to 2 months.
Nutrinion: Serving: 1/2 cup
Carbs: 14 g
You should definately try this out! I didn't strain my syrup at all....I love all the chunks of strawberries in mine, plus it's less work!!
Now we're just waiting for the mess to go away. The park that we run at was very flooded and now all the trails and filled with mud and some left-over standing water. I'm afraid it will be a while before it's clear enough for us to run all of it again!!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
This is a view from the trail just down from our house. The river is normally down a deep imbankment. Normally that is a large street in front of the houses! Luckily, our house is up a big hill from here, so we should be safe!
That would normally be an open, dry field.
This is the start of the other trail we do. It wraps around the Bridgeport City Park, which is now closed down.
This is another part of our trail....if you look closely you can see some ducks swimming right where we would normally walk!