Totally o/t but Wildfyre, I was amused to hear Sitka mentioned the other day on an episode of "Mysteries at the Museum" on the Travel Channel! They showed pics of the area which I totally recognized from Clyde's stay with you a few rounds back.
(The story was about an April Fool's Day prank back in the 70's where someone put burning tires up on the mountain to make it look like the volcano was erupting.) It was kinda on in the background as I was getting ready for bed and I heard, "Sitka, Alaska" and stopped, ran over and rewound.
Meanwhile, on topic we had a busy weekend. I still have to get the pics off my camera but here's a few cell shots.
Friday, we went to Lowry Park Zoo for "Zoominations" - a Chinese lantern festival of lights. We didn't really think about it though and got there shortly after the 6pm opening time....when it was still totally light outside. So we wandered around for a couple hours until it got dark. Night photos will come once I get the pics off my dslr, but here's a few daytime teaser shots:
Then Saturday, Chris Daughtry was playing at Busch Gardens Tampa. Not sure if people outside the US are as familiar with him but he started off on American Idol like 9 years ago. He didn't win actually, but he did so well you knew he'd still make it. Busch Gardens was doing a "food and wine" festival with a free concert each weekend and Daughtry was Saturday's. I had watched him on American Idol and liked him and knew some of his songs from the radio and I was really curious how he'd sound in person, so I told my husband I wanted to head over there. Glad we did because he was a rock star and put on an amazing show!
We were both really impressed and enjoyed ourselves.
Anyway...more pics later but that's a teaser from our busy weekend!
(As always click any pic for LARGER version and check out the gallery so far here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/100886695306546989161/albums/6135869302957754369