March 28th, 2007

Stewart Not Your Monkey

IL Trip: From Asheville to Morrison, IL

This post is not dial-up friendly. (And I have dial-up. That’s why it took so long and will be coming in installments. lol)

On day one we planned t o stop 2 or 3 hours out in
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
. It’s a beautiful drive in itself, and I’d been through but never stopped and had any touristy fun. We had lots at the Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies.

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Then we drove up into Indiana, where we stayed the night. The next day we went up to the Cahokia Indian Mounds. We only got a couple of pictures of the actual mounds, and those were taken from the car. Ivy had the beginnings of a cold and it was rainy, so we mainly hit their museum, which was interesting itself. It was still worth the slight drive out of the way, and I wouldn’t mind going back.

When we got there, we saw a dozen deer come out into the field across from the parking lot! It felt like a very special gift. We also got lots of pics of their big brass doors, which were gorgeous. Down the road from the information center, they have “Woodhenge”. I would have liked to do some reiki work in the middle of that, but maybe if we can go one summer.

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I'll have more installments in the future. I'd like to post pictures of my girls getting to meet the family, but I want to get permission from everyone to post their pictures on the blog. And I'll eventually have lots of Chicago pictures, where we had loads of fun - and the girls finally realized their dream of building a sandcastle.

Stewart Not Your Monkey

10 Things

I was tagged by lessthan90sheep while I was away. Let me know if you tagged me and I missed it. I've done this one a couple times, and between those and my 100 Things post, I'm really running out of interesting little known facts.

Rules: Each player of this game starts off with 10 weird things/habits/little known facts about yourself. People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 10 weird habits/things/little known facts as well as state this rule clearly. At the end you need to choose 10 people to be tagged and list their names. No tag backs.

1. I used to love Stephen King above all else, but I've never been able to finish IT. I also couldn't bring myself to wade through the Da Vinci Code (and I tried several times) or more than the first Harry Potter book. I'm ashamed to say I never found a Hemingway book I could read either, but I haven't tried since college and I intend to tackle it again.

2. I think that the song that gets stuck in my head the most is Queen's Bicycle Race.

3. I'm really good at finding four leaf clovers.

4. I've said it before, but it's worth repeating: I'm looking for Billy Huffstetler. He's bound to Google his name one day. :)

5. I don't like peaches or pears.

6. I plan on being a surrogate mother, hopefully sometime in the next few years.

7. I have a name picked out for when I have a son, but I won't tell anyone.

8. There is one person on my f-list who I'm pretty sure knows all of my darkest secrets but one. It's not the person who thinks it's them.

9. I'm really, really good at keeping secrets. I pride myself on my trustworthiness and discretion. However, there's not one of my very own secrets that someone else doesn't know. I can't keep my own, even if I have to send it in to anonymous boards or things like that. I really, really want to send something(s?) in to postsecret, but I'm irrationally afraid that everyone would recognize me.

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