Sunday, August 15, 2010
Sunday we went to Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington with Erin's family. We toured the plantation and had a tour of the house. The house was beautiful and it was so cool to learn so much about our first president and everything about him. there were history interpreters that were dressed in period clothing and were able to tell all about the things the workers there did. It was a fantastic experience and I would recommend that if you ever get the chance to go there take it! I even got to take a picture (even though I wasn't supposed to) of George Washington's Fake teeth!
On Monday The four of us went to Kings Dominion and rode rides ALL day long. we were so beat by the end of the day, and so hungry but we found a Chick-fil-a and it was great!
The next day was the day we went into DC! We started off the morning with the Museum of Natural History. It was so cool. I got to see the Famous Elephant in the Rotunda, I held a human femur. There were so many cool things in this building! Mummies, Dinosaurs, real human bones, an exhibit on native Americans, and many others! We continued the day by visiting the National Air and Space Museum. This was a lot of fun but I feel like we rushed through this building. TONS of things to see. A few of my favorites from this building were: The Spirit of St Louis, Amelia Earhart's plane, and the Exhibit with Pictures of several planets. The whole museum was great! I would love to go back and spend more time there. But we moved on to see the National World War two Memorial. It was the highlight of the sites of the day for me! We got an un-official tour from a park ranger that told us all about the significance of the monument and the little details that would otherwise be overlooked. So I thought it was great! Then we walked through the Korean Memorial and past the Lincoln Memorial. After our memorials we started walking for the Iwo Jima memorial. It was quite a hike but we made it. All the way across the Potomac River. The reason we went to the Iwo Jima Memorial is because there is a parade of the Marine Corp Drum and Bugal Corp and Silent Drill team! The band was great and the silent Drill team was pretty cool too!
The next day was pretty calm. We hung out and went to the pool and just relaxed again. We watched a movie and Some home videos of erin and her family. The next day the trip back took almost two hours less then the trip up and seemed so much more fun and less tedious. All in all the trip was GREAT! I will put up some pictures tomorrow!
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Richie Taking a break and Chowing down on a cupcake from Crazy Lady Cakes! (My Mom's Cake Shop!)
This is Brandi and Michael. They are both in the show and Brandi did all the choreography and Michael Built the whole set, which looks fantastic!
If you know much about Musical Theater you know that is takes a lot of work to put these shows on. If any of you are interested in coming to see it Tickets are ten dollars and the shows are at seven thirty in the evening.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Another Water sport we did a little these past few days was wakeboarding. Wake boarding is when your feet are strapped into a board and you are pulled behind a boat. Once you get familiar with riding you can start doing some jumps, grabs, and eventually some spins and flips. I have been wake boarding for about ten years now and I can still only do some jumps and a twist or two.
Like most unique sports this is not a cheap sport to get started in. The cheapest wakesurf board I found ran about $250. And wakeboards usually run you a few hundred as well.
Monday, July 12, 2010
The first is that I have been involved with a production of the play Into the Woods written by Stephen Sondheim. It is a musical that was first performed on Broadway in 1987. It is a fairy tail that includes such characters as Jack (from Jack and the beanstalk), Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Ridinghood and many others. It has been a very fun show! The performances are July 27th through the 29th. It should be very good.
Another unique thing that I did was a hiking trip that I went on with my friend Henry and his brother Philip. We went to Bankhead National Forest . There were tons of hiking trails. Mountain biking trails, and plenty to do outside! We hiked about about 14 miles around Alabama Hiking trail number 204. we also took some time to do some climbing along the way. It was quite an experience. If you are ever looking for a rustic camping trip, day hiking trip or an awesome place to do some rock climbing this is the place!
Okay so I will only talk about two more of the fun things that have happened lately. The first is when I decided to cook last Wednesday. While I was at work I decided that it would be fun to cook some food for myself, my girlfriend, and a few others. So I went to Publix and looked around. I finally decided that the best thing to cook would be the New York strip steaks, Fresh Corn on the Cob and some Potatoes. I grilled the steaks and the potatoes and boiled the corn. It ended up being a wonderful meal with great friends.
But the thing that has definitely been my obsession of this week is a new game that I have played four rounds of since being introduced to on Saturday. This game is called Quelf, it is a game that you have to complete tasks to move forward and you must obey your cards. Sometimes this will have you stuffing a box into your shirt and at others you will be singing a love song to your card. It is a great game to play with close friends or family! It is a weekly obsession in my book!
The Weekly Obsession is a place where I can share my adventures with anyone that wishes to hear. I hope that my posts will be interesting and that I will use the correct grammar and structure and all that Jazz(because if I don't my sisters will be all over me about it).
I don't promise that there will be a new obsession every week but I do promise that there will be random obsessions that I take way too far and then forget about soon after.
For any of you that decide to read please enjoy!