Saturday, April 30, 2011

{going out:} the nashville zoo

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!


  1. hello, i was just curious as to the status of my recent order, because i had sent you an email inquiring about it and never recieved a reply. it was order 2130

  2. Hi Janelle, I looked through the inbox and didn't see any message from you, so I'm not sure what happened, but your order is packaged up and will go out in the mail tomorrow :)


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