I mentioned in my earlier post that even with not feeling so great, I’ve been able to have some fun in the past couple of weeks. It had pretty much reached a point where I was feeling a tiny bit better and that I was just sick of laying around. So last Saturday, even though I was feeling kinda crummy, I forced myself out of the house.
First, my mom and I finally checked out Sea Life. Sea Life is an aquarium that opened up in Kansas City last spring. I was thoroughly excited about it, but wanted to wait until the crowds died down a bit before going and with not feeling well, we never got around to it until now. The crowds were still insane, but it was worth it.
In comparison to bigger aquariums in other cities, I think some people might be disappointed. I’ve been to better ones. But for a small aquarium in the heart of Kansas City, it was pretty cool and all of the kids around us were enjoying themselves. My mom and I got season passes when we left.
There’s also a Legoland place right by it that we haven’t checked out. Here are some pics that I took with my cell phone (as always, you can click on the images to see larger ones):
This is my favorite pic that I took at the aquarium:
And here’s me:
After the aquarium, I decided that I was finally going to get to see the walls outside the Kansas City Public Library. I’ve been seeing pics of it online for a while now, and even though I’ve lived here for quite some time, I’d never seen it in person.
Later that night, we went to a dinner theater and saw a spectacular production of Hairspray. The energy of the actors was contagious. It made even ME want to dance…and I don’t dance. To clarify, it made me want to…I didn’t of course.
But the fun didn’t stop there! This past weekend, I finally got to see the traveling Titanic exhibit that’s been here in Kansas City for it’s 100th anniversary. I have been to the Titanic museum in Branson twice (more about my trip to Branson in 2009 here), which is pretty great, so had fairly low expectations going into this exhibit. Both my friend and I were pleasantly surprised. The exhibit was designed really well and had some cool artifacts. We ended up being in it for almost three hours. I wasn’t allowed to take pictures in it, of course, but I think the coolest thing was actually getting to touch a piece of the hull of the ship.
Since I’ve been feeling crummy, my alcohol intake has plummeted to a bare minimum, but on Friday, I tried what I think might be one of the best wines I’ve ever had. If you like sweeter wines (but one that isn’t too sweet), you’ll probably like this one:
On top of all of this, I’ve also seen the movies Magic Mike (No comments! It was terrible! ) and Ted (which was seriously disturbed, but seriously funny).
To finish off my photo spam, I was really upset last Thursday. Everything that’s been going on with me has been beating me down pretty hard – health, work, etc. So on my way home I decided to stop by my brother’s (and grandfather’s and great-grandparents’) cemetery for just a few quiet moments to myself – away from distractions and responsibilities and everything else. And as I was calming myself down, this is what I saw:
Just another reminder that sometimes life is pretty amazing.