I see a minivan in my future ;)
Anyway, we had a wonderful weekend with friends, however I was SO happy to return to the country where:
- though I can't just walk out the door and promptly arrive at a huge playground, when we go to playgrounds, they are not COVERED in litter. Beer cans, food containers, paper, questionables... everywhere. It was a gorgeous playground, but close to downtown. It makes me sad that kids probably think it's normal. The playgrounds within a 15 minute radius of our house are PRISTINE!
- there are not fireworks throughout the entire summer! We stayed at an apartment not far from the Pirates' stadium. Zel wasn't frightened by the fireworks, but wouldn't sleep through them either. The *#&@# Pirates shot fireworks off after the game for at least an hour and have long enough pauses between the sets to fool you into almost returning to sleep...then BAM... another round!
Yes, I did get to eat Ethiopian and Greek food in the city and that was a TREAT! However, I was reminded that I'm a country girl and I love it!