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Lauren + Fluff

Lauren in kitty heaven.

My Fiance, Lauren, and I visited my mad scientist of a sister in Louisville, KY this weekend. Actually, she’s a physicist but that’s beside the point. We’re not talking about her. As far as this post is concerned, we are talking about her idiotic cat, Fluff. Now just so you know, Fluff is probably one of the dumbest cats on the planet. Fluff maintains just enough cognitive energy to maintain breathing and other involuntary bodily functions. This is one ginormous cat.

Gatlinburg 2011

Gatlinburg Vacation 2011

My fiance and I decided that we needed to get away for the weekend so we took a trip down to one of our favorite vacation spots… Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It’s such an ideal place to relax. It’s tucked away in the smoky mountains and is such a quiet and relaxing place. Anyway, sometimes it’s just good to get away and mix things up from time to time. This is our second trip to Gatlinburg as a couple. We love this place. This particular trip was a bit different because we were meeting up with my Uncle Terry and his son, Braydon. They had booked a room at the River Lodge for the week and invited us to come down and share the room. Of course, we couldn’t refuse. I mean, we love it there!

Riverhouse Motorlodge

While we were in Gatlinburg, we did a little bit of everything. We shopped, hiked, saw some of the sights, visited one of the largest knife shops in the US, ate some food, bought some moonshine, and did some good old fashioned hanging out. We had a great time. It was a much needed reprieve from our busy work schedules. Being that we’re both free-lance, we spend a lot of our free time working. It takes a lot out of us.

By the way, these amazing pictures were taken by my beautiful fiance, Lauren. You can check out more of her work by visiting her blog!

Afternoon at Navy Pier

Lauren and I made a trip up to Chicago this week to retrieve the few things that I left behind during my brief stay in Chicago for my internship at Electrical Audio. Just a few little things… Headphones, portable recording rig, and a few books. We were only planning on staying in Chicago for 2 days so we were determined to make the most of it. Despite not having an itinerary, we managed to have a good time.o Navy Pier and put on our tourist hats. As we were getting ready to leave Chicago, Lauren decided that she wanted to see the lake and we made a last-minute decision to drive t

Navy Pier

The transformation into tourist-mode is quite easy. You just walk around aimlessly and take pictures of things. Oh, and you have to spend money on things that you normally would not. For instance, you have to buy Italian Ice. It is imperative that you do this.

Italian Ice

While munching on Italian Ice, we booked a boat tour of the Chicago skyline so that we could acquire even more tourist-points. Just so you know, tourist-points are similar to punk-rock-points only they aren’t punk-rock. The boat ride was pretty awesome. The lake breeze was a nice reprieve from the heat and humidity.

Boat Tour

Oh, did I mention we saw a light house? Because we did.

Light House

After the boat ride, we walked to the end of the pier and saw the ferris wheel. I hate heights but ended up conquering my fear so that Lauren could have a good time. It wasn’t so bad. The view was pretty good. I got a little nervous when the radio in our gondola started to short out.

Ferris Wheel

After we exited the ferris wheel, we walked directly towards a snack booth so that we could consume corn-on-the-cob-on-a-stick. It was delicious. Look at Lauren chomp into this corn!

So yeah, that concludes our little trip to Navy Pier.

Home 4 The Weekend

My Fiance, Lauren, surprised me by driving up to Chicago the other day. She had been in communication with Richard regarding this secret visit. I was psyched to see her. It’s not often that we are apart for more than a few hours at a time.

Today we woke up early and had breakfast at The White Palace Grill. We haven’t been to TWPG in over a year so we were excited to eat there again. It was just as awesome as I remember it. Nothing like a good meal before making the 4-hour drive back to Muncie for Father’s Day weekend. I’m looking forward to seeing my family!

I’ll be back in Chicago on Sunday.