This weekend, we loaded up the party van for a little roadtrip to Abilene. Oh, the excitement of A-town! Derek had a science convention (which I lovingly called a nerd convention…) at Abilene Christian University-his alma mater and where I went until we got married. It was acutally pretty fun to go back. I have so many fun memories there, even though I was only at ACU for 3 semesters. But we had a good time. We hung out with my brother and Noel, went to the Abilene Zoo, found some college girl baby-sitters who were awesome so we could go out sans kids. The ride home was a little rough-6 hours is definitely a long time to be in the car when your a kid! It was so good to pull into the driveway and feel like we were home. It feels like home here and I love that!
Let me just talk about the Abiliene Zoo for a minute. Connor loved it! It’s got all the zoo essentials-giraffes, elephants, monkeys, zebras, bison, flamingos, lions, bears, etc. You can buy these crackers and feed all the animals, which was also a big hit. But it had to be the most depressing zoo I have ever been to. All the animals are in these tiny cages and, expect for the bison, Abilene is a far cry from their natural habitats. I don’t even understand how the zoon can stay open there. It costs $2 to get in, and there were probalby under 50 people there on Saturday afternoon. It was so crazy! Totally different than the LA zoo, that’s for sure!
I will leave you with a few pictures of our weekend adventure.
Our little Captain Disaster. Yes, that is his playpen in the bathroom. Where else is he supposed to take a nap when Connor is playing in the hotel room? I opened to door to find this. That kid can find mischeif anywhere!