|view of base from the top!|
A hot air balloon festival/race was in town which sounds exciting; until we made the mistake of driving into the park to try and find somewhere to park. There were hundreds of cars parked everywhere, more cars inching around to catch a spot and chaos in our car since we had no clue how to get back out! It took a bit of time to drive around the park, finesse a 3 point turn and work our way back to the highway. After catching our breath, we stopped in at The Fountain for ice cream martinis and were not disappointed. Great recommend for a fun treat and the drinks/ice cream were so so good and much desired after the park chaos.
Day #1 continued as we headed to the City Museum for several hours of sheer fun & amazement. Thanks Snaps for putting this on the list, by the way. ;) This place has indoor and outdoor adventures waiting to happen including 3 story slides, a school bus driving off the edge of the roof and a ferris wheel on the roof! Check it out for yourself. We caught a gorgeous sunset as well. After we tried out the great slide and decided to head out - the fire alarm went off! so we called it a night for sure.
Day #2 included Mass at the gorgeous Cathedral and lunch & catch up with K. Then we were off to the Budweiser brewery for a tour, glimpse of the Clydesdales and free tastings. I tried Bud light lime which was good and Shock Top lemon shandy which was really nice too, even though I'm not a big beer drinker.