jk. I love Tuesdays.
Probably because Tuesdays are a sort of "free day" as far as the blog is concerned. Post a few pics, ramble for a bit, and BAM!-- finished blog.
Let's start out with Friday night. I went to dinner with my friends Joe and Drew (pictured below). We went to the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange - which, if you know me at all, is AMAZING. For several reasons.
|So this is Joe (left) and Drew (right). Aren't they just the CUTEST with Baby Sol and a diaper bag? :) It was like pulling teeth trying to get them to pose for this photo...|
|... but aren't they good sports? They eventually got into the idea of the photo shoot! LOL|
|Oh look who decided to show up!!! Yes, that's right, my dear friend Leah showed up with her boyfriend and family - making my night complete :)|
|The two most beautiful girls in my life :)|
|And then Adam got some Sol time in too!|
|Isn't Leah gorgeous?????|
|Uncle Joe is teaching Sol alllll about the Beer Exchange. She's very interested.|
|Uncle Joe takes a sip of beer...|
|And then of course Sol wants to join in :)|
And then, I looked at the table next to me and saw my friend Kathy
(and it's a long story, but we're good friends who had never met before that day -
sort of "sol-sisters," if you will).
Meeting Kathy MADE my night.
And sitting with Kathy: Stevie, who was the birth records person working at Bronson Hospital the day Sol was born. Stevie was the first person to know Sol's name - how cool is that?
It was an amazing night.
So the next day,
I took a Segway tour of Grand Rapids with my friend Kate and her parents.
Random, you say?
Yep, random indeed.
But sign me up for a day of Segway fun!
|Segways come with warning labels. I do NOT want to look like the man on this label.|
|Our tour guide/instructor brought the Segways over like this... riding one, pulling another.|
|Hold on tight!|
|And stand up straight!|
|Segway 101: we learned to ride them by tooling around this little plaza. Not too hard!|
|He said "The Segway can smell your fear..."|
Uh, thanks dude... thanks for the vote of confidence.
|Helmet? Check. Fluorescent vest? Check. Ready to go.|
|The Gerald R. Ford Museum - with penguins!|
|Kate, in all her Grand Rapids glory.|
|Here is our instructor/tour guide - with support socks. Because YES, Segway-ing takes its toll on your feet.|
|Gentlemen (and ladies), start your engines! Or... press the button to enable the battery power.|
|And it's only right that after we were done with the Segways, we park them. In the parking garage.|
|After Segway-ing, we went to Stella's and had some a-maz-ing food - |
by far, the best vegan/vegetarian-friendly menu I've EVER SEEN.
And of course, we enjoyed a beer as well (but they offer 200 kinds of whiskey - holy scotch, Batman!)
|Yep, this is Stella's impressive list of whiskeys. All whiskey.|
|Then we went to the Tavern on the Square and enjoyed another beverage.|
|Then on to HopCat for more fabulous beer!|
|And although we didn't go in, this is the famous BOB bar in Grand Rapids.|
|And then, of course, we came back to Kalamazoo and finished up with a Guinness at London Grill.|
And yes, I was exhausted after my day of Segways and shenanigans.
I slept WELL.
And I know you're all waiting to see a video of me on a Segway...
Well, you're in luck!!!
And just because the purpose of this blog as a whole is my little MiniMon,
I think you all need to see just how adorable she is.
Ummm... world's most beautiful babe? Yes, yes she is.