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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

I'm Baaaaack!

After a significant flight delay, we got home around 1:30 this morning. We slept until about 7:30 a.m. and recuperated today. We had such an excellent vacation, but it was really nice to sleep in my own bed and feel that hot sun today.

Yesterday we spent some of the day at the Como Zoo, which had a place called Como Town with rides and such for the kids - but it was closed. Guess they only run during the weekends until the summer. We still got to see a lot of animals and the kids had a blast... in fact, they forgot all about the rides. It didn't take too long to get through there and we had a lot of time until our flight, so we went with family to a Chuck E. Cheese in St. Paul. What a difference from Vegas - it was clean, all the games worked and the service was great! We ran the kids out of energy there and then we said our goodbyes, and were off to find my grandfather's grave at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery. My aunt had given me pretty good directions considering I was looking for one headstone in over 176,000, so it took me only about 15 minutes to find it. I'm really glad I got to visit and spend some time there. Pretty sobering when you walk through and see all that are laid to rest there. The rows and rows of white headstones are overwhelming.

I hadn't walked in five days so when I walked today my body reminded me I'd been a lazy slug (who ate poorly on vacation, I might add). I'm sore and tired... So I'm going to get to bed and leaving you with my favorite picture from the zoo:


New White Keds said...

I LOVE flamingos! My office is painted Flamingo pink!

Anyway, welcome home. The weater here has been amazing, if not a little odd. Enjoy it and have a great rest of the week.

Sheena said...

glad you enjoyed your vacation!

Nik said...

What is it about flamingos that fascinates everybody? I have yet to meet anyone who says, "Oh I can't stand flamingos". Flamingo pictures are always the coolest and the one you took is too cool.

Glad you got to spend time with family, have some fun, visit your grandpa's grave, and enjoy a great vacation.

BeckEye said...

Glad to hear you had a good time!

Now I have that song "Pretty Flamingo" in my head.

Fred said...

Welcome back!

Flamingos in Minnesota? I thought Florida was the only state allowed to have them.

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Glad your back! Sounds like you had a good time despite the fun traveling issues with the flight.

Great pic! I have a plastic one of those in my front yard ;)