Day 241: Holiday Pops

Part of our December Adventivities.
This was our the destination for our Road Trip.

Fun times were had by all. The orchestra and the choir did an awesome job.

Selections from Puccini, some wild song about shepherds and mutton, and a freaky arrangement of 12 Days of Christmas.

After the concert we went back to my brother and sister-in-law’s house for pajamas, wine and Squeak (until my eyes refused to stay open).


Day Sixty-Four: Tour de Campus

inspiring picnic shelter

While I was in Illinois my brother had to take class (his spring break is next week). So, while we waited for him to get out of class, Befflets and I roamed Southern Illinois University’s campus.

I am so jealous. In the middle of campus there is a pretty sizable man-made lake [pictured in background]. I told my sister that I would be out there every day between classes just floating in a kayak. Oh, recreation majors :)

I sincerely hope the students use it whether it be for water sports, meditation/reflection, or hanging out while grilling out. It was just so pretty! There was of course a boat barn on one side of the lake which I assume rents its canoes to any student with a little cash.

Pictured, is the fun looking hex-picnic shelter. I had to take a picture and swore to my sister if I ever have to develop a recreational area in my administrative future I would want it to be pretty to look at like that one. I’m sure it costs a whole heck of a lot more than a squared off A-frame roof.