Sunday, May 23, 2010

Chattanooga Weekend!

We took a road trip to TN over the weekend so Travis could run the Rock Creek Scenic City Trail half marathon. We just took the girls because Noah chose to go to his cousins and he was excited about taking Pepper with him to spend the night.

Chattanooga is a nice drive and the perfect little overnight trip. The drive up was nice and relaxing. Travis took us 20 miles out of the way to go to the Lodge factory outlet to check out the cast iron but we didn't find any deals.

Travis and Lily playing checkers at the Cracker Barrel.

Katy wanted to play too.

We love the rocking chairs at Cracker Barrel and were talking about how nice it would be to have some for the front porch at our new place in WV.

It was a beautiful drive early the next morning on the way to drop Travis off to start the race. We went back to the hotel to have breakfast and go swimming while Travis ran. It was good quality girl time!

Yay Daddy! The girls ran up to Travis as he crossed the finish line.

It was exciting to see Daddy finish the race even if was all sweaty.

It always feels great to finish a race and look forward to some recovery eating.

Travis wanted to have lunch at Jimmy Johns. The sandwiches were so good and the bread was so fresh and chewy!

After lunch we took the girls to the Chattanooga Zoo. It is really small but just the right size for two little ones that have already had a busy morning.

This is Hank the chimp who has been a resident at the zoo for over 30 years.

Lily loved watching this turtle and wanted to go back again to see it before we left. I think it was her favorite animal of the day.

We were warned that the goats really like to be fed and were not shy about checking you out. They started swarming us as we walked in the gate so Travis put the girls on a big rock next to him so they would feel a little safer but this little guy climbed right up on the rock next to them. Lily and Katy were not too sure about this goat at all and wanted Daddy to save them from him.

The girls had already thrown the food they had on the ground but he was still looking for more.

It was pretty funny to watch him nosing around while the girls were trying to hang onto Daddy. He even started chewing on their dresses a little bit.

I think the girls will have a new opinion of goats the next time we read the Three Billy Goats Gruff.

I did manage to get in a couple of pictures this weekend... who cares that I'm the only one looking at the camera at least I'm in a picture. :)

Noah had a good time with his cousins. Turns out a neighborhood friend spent the night too so Carol ended up with 4 smelly boys! Poor Carol. But, she said they had fun staying up late, going to lunch on Saturday, playing putt-putt, and of course going to Plant Smoothie. Pepper was worn out and came home and slept all night. She was happy to be at home with her pack again.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These are GREAT pictures! Did you have a good time? I can't beleive T ran a marathon but hadn't been running/working out a lot lately.