Friday, September 21, 2012

Good times.....

My brother and I took my niece, Tiffany out to eat, to the zoo and shopping.  We hung for 8 hours.  It was a long, but very enjoyable day.  This is Tiffany and me in the Observation at a small local zoo.  We are at the top of the tower...and relived to have been done climbing for awhile....

Jeff and Tiffany (my brother, Tiffa's dad)

From the top landing of the lookout tower looking down at the circular flight of stairs we just climbed.

Before the circular stairs, we scale 8 flights of stairs just like this one inside the tower.

Looking up at the Tower.

This is what we saw from the landing.  A little bay and a non-functioning nuclear tower in the background.


Before we scaled those tower stairs...we walked up and then descended three flights of stairs like these.

The hand rail doesn't look very hand friendly....let me tell you that after climbing all of those stairs up and down...my butt. thighs and legs are burning.

I just thought these bright green florals looked so pretty floating in the dark water...

It's hard to tell here, but this is two Tigers nuzzling affectionately and making precious, lovey, kitten noises.

This guy kept staring at me...

and this guy wouldn't let me get near the gift shop.  


Treats that Tiffany brought me from Japan.

... a little coin purse from Japan

...and Japanese handkerchiefs.

And shopping....ah yes.  I've really been good about staying out of retail stores, but we went to a fantastic outlet mall and I found these *LEATHER* booties at Nine West for $14.99

and two silk Ralph Lauren scarves deeply discounted, but still more than I care to admit to spending.  They are both an equestrian print and I fell in love with them both.  The 'red' one is actually a deeper maroon then they look in the picture.

I'm wiped out!  tomorrow, I'm going to just grade some tests, do a brief memo on a journal study and then hang with my little Brady for a few hours tomorrow night. 

I promise I will get back to regular outfit posts soon....but its a little time crazy right now!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

21 comments:

  1. Sounds a lovely day and what a fabulous bargain on the boots!! Looking forward to seeing them in some outfit posts! Have a lovely weekend. X

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    1. Thank you! It was a lovely day, but exhausting. Now to figure out how to style them....

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  2. What awesome and colourful looking treats!

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  3. Wow, what a incredible zoo. The tower and the area surrounding it is so stunning and then I love all of the photos of the animals. I wish we had something like that up here, I would love to take the kids to it!

    Those nine west booties are so pretty, that was a pretty fantastic deal on them. And you had me at "equestrian" with those scarves! :)

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    1. Katie, The Ralph Lauren store had a big equestrian theme going. I saw the brown scarf and knew it was going home with me. Then I saw the red one and waffled between them; I wasn't sure which I like the best. Then I found out they were 45% off and it was just a little bit more for both of them the original price of one so I brought them both home. They are big squares like the Hermes' so I can do lots with them!

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  4. well done....just keep thinking inner thigh!!

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    1. I'm thinking that I should walk those stairs everyday!

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  5. Wow! Meet up with friends, trips to the zoo, treats from Japan and leather booties...life is good.

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  6. awww this looks like soo much fun <3 x

    http://lolitasfashionideas.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I love sharing your trip. Those boots are to die for. What a great post.

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    1. Thank you.....I really love them. I do need to get used to feeling the tops of them on my skin above my ankles. Not used to that feeling!

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  8. Thank you! I am so tickled to get those boots at such a great price. They were clearances out and the only pair. They're leather too and very comfy so far.

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  9. You and Tiffany look so lovely together, I really happy you were able to share this time together. A day at the zoo would be marvelous, but alas there isn't one around these parts for hundred upon hundreds of miles. The closest thing is a petting zoo in a nearby community - not that I'm complaining about it in the least, it's one of my favourite places to go when I need a good dose of critter fun :)

    Thank you sweetly for all of your recent blog comments, dear gal, I sincerely appreciate them and hope you're having a beautiful first day of fall,
    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you, Jessica. I've been enjoying your blog.

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  10. Looks like a fun day. Those tigers are gorgeous...as are the scarves. : )

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    1. Thank you. I fell in love with both tigers and the scarves!

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  11. oh my gosh, the animals are so cute - the little tiger! awwwww!
    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. I just loved seeing the two tigers nuzzle; they sounded like kittens.

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