Has this ever happened to you? You have a lovely day planned, you're excited, you're proud of yourself for planning a fun outing, you wake up with wonderful anticipation for the day ahead - and then it all just sort of falls flat. Well, yesterday was one of those days for me.
|A pretty smart elephant keeps his distance from the crowds :)|
With hubby and one daughter out of town, A and I had big plans to eat breakfast at Cracker Barrel and then head to the zoo for some fun, just the two of us... Uh-huh. Nice thought. Correction: The two of us, and fifty thousand other Nashvillians and visitors who had exactly the same idea. Let me just take a sec to explain something. I don't do huge maddening crowds, and neither does A. They overwhelm me and leave me feeling exhausted. Honestly, I would be just as happy (maybe happier) at home curled up on the couch.
|Walking through the zoo|
So after about 45 minutes of snaking our way through groups of observers and weaving around pedestrians, with only two Instagram pictures and a bag of popcorn to show for our day, we called it quits. And can I just tell you, after that kind of day it is so nice to come home to my quiet little house. Plus, today was a bonus: I got to come home and watch my DVRed coverage of the royal wedding. Yippee!
I will just end with two quick plugs.
One - The Nashville Zoo is pretty fabulous. You should definitely go if you are ever in these parts. (Here's wishing you a slightly less crowded outing than we had yesterday.) We have spent many fun days there as my girls have grown.
Two - Aren't those shoes A is wearing the cutest?! I love them! Check them out at Tea Collection. And the best part, she slipped them on for the first time that morning, and not a blister or a complaint all day.
Happy weekend to you!