Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Our Trip

We had a blast!

The girls made me look like the energetic one out of the bunch, which is CRAZY! When I vacation I am so all about no schedules and sleeping in, going with the flow, no pressure to get anywhere. I went downstairs on Monday (around 10:30am) to get coffee and check out the weather and tourist information and when I returned to the room they'd turned off the TV and gone back to sleep. Believe me, I was tempted to crawl back into bed with them, but I jumped into the shower and started getting ready. That is so not normal for me. We were all pretty exhausted from not getting any sleep the night before we left and the broken up naps we gotten throughout our flight, but I knew we'd hate ourselves if we didn't get out there and take in the scenery.

Brittnie (I spelled it wrong in my last entry) is my ideal travel companion. She's so my kind of traveler and likes to sleep as much as I do. Lauren and I got along great, too. We did some serious bonding and she even forgave me for getting lost and almost making them late for their show.

We toured Ohio State University campus, downtown and German Village. It was so COLD. We decided that the cold weather agrees with us and we love how our hair never frizzed up on us so we're considering just moving up north! Every time I've ever visited somewhere up north I have "good hair days". I don't think it's very fair that we to have suffer the consequences humidity in Texas and what it does to one's hair.
Lauren must've said fifty times, "I cannot believe that my hair still looks like it did when we left today. That never happens at home. That's it, I'm moving up here".

The city was so quaint and the downtown area had the cutest houses and brick streets. The people were very friendly, except for staff at one White Castle where we had lunch. We were so impressed with the cute little burgers that we wanted to take pictures of the menu and the girl said we weren't allowed to take pictures in there. Don't even get me started on that! Brittnie asked me later what she was going to do to us if we did, confiscate our camera? She took a picture of her tray of food anyway. Go Brittnie! I've eaten at a White Castle before but the girls had not. I wish we had them in Houston. Lauren and I ate on $6 and were totally stuffed.

The bars and pubs across from the campus were packed as the students and fans prepared to watch the big game. I guess the RED souvenirs that I bought for the kids will not be as impressive after the loss.

It was a great trip and I'm glad I went.

6 comments:

paul/dad/grandpa said...

Your trip sounds like it wen't well. Nobody carjacked or scammed you..very good...too bad about the game...maybe you can get on e bay and trade yur red ones for some winners.....You know, every time I go north I miss the pretty southern girls.. the women up north (in general) always look like they need one of those tv show makeovers the way they dress and the way their faces always look like they are frozen, kinda pinched up looking, like their skin is all dried out,red and chaffed. then again it alll seems to fit with the northern personality. so maybe you betta stay heah and just use stronger spray-net....Oh well if I can't be a sexists or a racists at least I can be a 'regionalists' ......................or something (I had to think about that real hard to come up with that brilliant analists as you can tell by the number of blank spaces.....hmmmmm I'm still thinking, I think ................................................

paul/dad/grandpa said...

Better make that "analysis"...If thats still wrong, it's still a better 'wrong' spelling than the original wrong spelling...(why in the hell would I look it up in a dictionary, my brain is already overtaxed--just in case that thought crossed your mind.)Now get your buns back home before you dry up and start looking like yankees...

Kelli said...

You are exactly right about the women up north needing a makeover and they are not near as friendly as people from the South. My relatives live in Ohio! I have to say most of them are pretty nice but I think some still need a makeover! ha

Darla said...

ooooh, I hope the "northern women" don't find your blog Carri, lol! Glad you had a good time. There's nothing like a little mother/daughter bonding (or mother/son bonding for that matter!) August and I are headed to Fort Worth next week for the livestock show...bet we see some big haired, pretty, SOUTHERN women, lol!

teedee said...

You are HARD CORE! I'm glad you don't know what I look like!

Carri said...

Paul,
You just dug your own grave and it's DEEP! I hope those northern woemn can't ever find you out in the country. God help you if they do! :)

Have fun, Darla. I'm still recovering from our trip. The turbulence from flight #1 alone was enough to drain one. Ha!

Teedee, Come home soon! I miss you!