Thursday, June 14, 2012

Honeyversary Day 3: Chillaxin'

On Sunday, we relaxed. We read the paper, drank coffee, at breakfast, watched the Indy 500 (our hosts are Indianans, after all).

Then, we visited Irvine's city park, a former Navy training base (I think; I may not get these facts right). When the City of Irvine bought the land, they created a plan to transform it into the largest city green-space/park - larger even than Central Park. A community garden and Farmer's Market are housed there. Currently, there is a giant orange balloon (tethered) that you and 29 of your friends can rise 400 feet into the air and peruse the cityscape.

There is also a CAROUSEL! We couldn't ride the balloon due to winds - but we could ride the carousel.

After visiting the park, Dan and I went for a walk into the hills beyond Larry & PJ's. At the top of the hill, we found this little guy: a real roadrunner!

If you look really closely above the hill, you'll see an orange circle. That's the balloon at the Irvine park.

That night, we were able to enjoy dinner with my great-uncle Bob and great-aunt Ruth. It was such a blessed evening. It was terrific to spend the weekend celebrating our marriage with family that hadn't been able to come to the wedding!

It was a really wonderful weekend. We needed a weekend to just completely relax and let go. Larry and PJ were excellent hosts. We can't thank them enough!

1 comment:

Farmgirl Chaos said...

2 carousel rides in one weekend? How perfect for you! :)
But I think you should go back some day and experience that orange balloon ride. The view would be awesome.