Well there's no hiding with this post. It's clearly over a month old. But since this blog is part-diary, and since I'd like to be sure to remember this day, up it goes. In all its overdue glory.
Over a month ago, I had already been working on numerous craft projects for several weeks, leaving Billy to do much of the cleaning, cooking, and dishes. And as good of a housewife he is, I know that he doesn't love all the responsibility all the time. So I decided to separate myself from the sewing machine for a day and take him out for a day of fun things -all of which would be a surprise.
I started the day early.
I had some deli ham that I laid down in my le creuset au gratin pans.
The first surprise of the day was a trip to the zoo! We hadn't been to the zoo since our good ole college days, so it was fun to walk around. It was also pretty quiet, which was nice!
Can you find the jaguar tail below? (P.S. Not really sure if that's a jaguar. Or what.)
Lions, and tigers, and bears... Bears that sit like Bentley do! I knew he was part bear.
Awww the polar bears were sweet. And sleepy. Zoo animals really sleep in on the weekends, I guess. It was already 10am or something, and they were all lounging still.
|Billy=baby bear size|
I think the measurements on the right were a little off. I swear I'm taller than 5 feet...
Polar bear butt. Look at those big furry paws!
|Please mom, help me.|
Our main adventure in Oregon City was the Highland Stillhouse, though. It's scottish-pub style food, which would make Billy happy any day, but it's true value is in the form of its whisky menu. That's right. Not its drink menu, which includes whisky, but its Whisky Menu. That's right. About 12 pages devoted entirely to the "water of life." A bound book. Just of whiskies. Luckily, you can't see the drool escaping the side of Billy's mouth in this photo.
Billy enjoyed the fish n chips. And wow, that was good fish.It was a great day of adventure, and overall, very economical. We had a Groupon to the zoo, made two meals at home, and splurged only a little on dinner. And so worth it. We just might have to do this again. If I can pull myself away from the sewing machine again, that is.