Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Cute Animals Everywhere

Based on how things are outside today, you might have forgotten that the weather this past weekend was beautiful. Not too hot or too cold, bright sunshine, hardly any wind. The leaves are just starting to change colors. Fall in North Carolina is one of the best things in the world. But if there is one thing I have learned in my many years of living here, it is that Fall is usually gone faster than you can say, "Guilford County Schools have been closed for the past week due to inclement weather."

So this weekend, in order to soak up all the sunshine before it turns dark and dismal, and then goes back to being 100 degrees, I went to the zoo. The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is one of the nation's largest zoos and Greensboro is only about a 30 minute drive down scenic highway 220 away from it. Here is a video of an elephant eating.


video

Pretty cute right? There are lots of really adorable animals to see at the zoo and if you pay a little extra you can even feed a giraffe. I've heard that the weather is going to be nice again this weekend, so maybe take a little drive and enjoy this nice Fall weather before it is gone for another year...

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hot Hot Holidays!

Every time I explain my job to somebody they respond with, "Oh, I bet that's a lot of fun!" Which is mostly true. I'm like a party planner, but for very, very big parties. From March to July things are never slow and never boring. But, there is that time between when Fun Fourth ends and when we start gearing up for Festival of Lights where things can be a little dull. Until today.

For this year's Festival of Lights, we are spicing things up a bit. Literally. We are turning the festival area south of the train tracks into the "Hot Hot Holidays." There will be grass skirts, pinatas, and parrots. Oh my! It is going to be like a fiesta meets a luau and I cannot wait. I hate cold weather. I hate it so much that I can't even put my feelings aside long enough to appreciate snow. It's wet and freezing and I can't stand it. So by the time Festival of Lights rolls around I am going to be really ready to at least pretend that I'm in a tropical paradise. Enter "Hot Hot Holidays."

Back to why today was not dull. Keeping in mind the theme I just described to you, here is what I did at work today...I know you're jealous, but it's okay, you can come play with all of it and more at Festival of Lights!