A few weekends ago, Megan and I decided to meet up in Knoxville. Megan's my favorite coffee Friday friend. Fortunately, even though there are many miles between us, we still manage (most Friday's) to skype a coffee date. She's doing her Master's out at Miami and I'm so glad to be a part of her life and her journey into student affairs!
Anyway, here are some pictures (and stories) from the trip!
Friday=Meet up, eat dinner, a visit to the hot tub at the hotel, and quality catch up time.
Saturday morning we went to the Knoxville Zoo. Despite it being cold and some of the animals being taken inside for winter, we still saw tons of fun creatures. It's official, I now want to own a red panda.
Umm do you blame me? Look at how cute he is!
So whenever we could, we attempted to find 'indoor' animals. Although we found few inside, we did find a couple kids areas. Here is me attempting to go down the slide. It was too small, or I was too big. :)
I love this sign. Don't want to make the animals sick now, do we.
Megan and I decided we would hike part of the trail. We tried to find the official markers on the trail, we did not succeed. Either we didn't hike far enough, or maybe they were all buried in the many feet of snow.
Upon entering and seeing the staircase built on the ceiling, we were intrigued. Apparently, the building is a sort of exploritory learning museum with over 120 exhibits and the largest indoor ropes course. After some debate, we were sold. Literally, they sold us two tickets. :) It was such a blast. I am glad we did it. Here are a couple pictures from some of the exhibits.
Megan in the hurricane simulator
The earthquake simulator
The ropes course.so.cool!
Smart glass bathroom (frosts the glass when locked)
And this would be the building with us outside. So glad we went!
Ps. If you are wondering, I now have Connecticut, Rhode Island, Hawaii, and Alaska left...woohoo, only four more to go!