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A weekend of houseguests

Monday, November 5th, 2007

We had a very busy weekend. My former roommate from college came to visit last Wednesday and was here through Saturday. We had a great time, watched some episodes of The Shield and some bad movies (just like old times), caught up and generally goofed around. Great times. I took Friday afternoon off and we went mountain biking at Brown County State Park. He came at a great time — the leaves are probably at about their peak color, and there’s no better place to enjoy them than Brown County. Josh did a great job on the trails and I sure enjoyed mountain biking again. It had been far too long since I hit the trails.

Friday night, we all went over to my mom’s house and hung out for a while. Josh gave my nephew Avery copies of the comic books he’s written, and signed them for him. Avery thought that was pretty darn cool and seemed interested in reading them. Josh, Sarah and I were planning on going out to eat, but my sister joined us as well. We all had a good time, and I was glad she came. I don’t see enough of her, and it’s ridiculous because she lives just across town.

We took Josh up to Indianapolis on Saturday so he could go to a couple of events there and then catch his bus back to Chicago. After dropping him off, we made an all-too-successful trip to Fry’s and went back to Bloomington.

Sarah’s friend Julia had called on Thursday to see about coming down to Bloomington from Fort Wayne. She and her adorable 3-year-old-daughter, Sammy, arrived at our apartment shortly after we did. We had dinner with them and her cousin Chris, with whom I’ve done some road rides. We had a pretty low-key night Saturday night.

On Sunday, we went to the Exotic Feline Rescue Center, which is about an hour west of Bloomington. It was really out in the middle of nowhere, and the place is a bit odd. Right by the front entrance is where they cut up the meat for the lions, tigers, bobcats, leopards, etc that they have rescued, so there were miscellaneous animal parts laying around.

The cats were very impressive. I think I liked the tigers best, but they were all great.  A lot of them have pretty sad back stories, most were purchased as pets, but the owners got in over their heads. Some were in bad circus-type situations.

I took some photos with my point & shoot camera; I’ll post some of the better ones later.

2 Responses to “A weekend of houseguests”

  1. furiousball Says:

    Whoa the Exotic Feline place is cool! my kids would love that. There’s a rescue zoo down by the Jersey shore that I take the kids too, next door is an affiliated animal shelter where we adopted Ziggy

  2. Marty Says:

    I could have sworn I posted on this before… the interwebs must have been down or something.

    There’s something great about friends coming around – but it’s amazing how exhausting being a good host can be. I always feel like I need a day off after a weekend of friends/relatives – but it’s always worth being that tired.

    BTW, I hope you and Sarah had a great Thanksgiving!

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