Last weekend two of my good friends from college who were on the Track team with me, Alyssa and Nikki, came to visit me in Indy! We did all sorts of fun things such as going to the zoo (saw a baby elephant and fell in love with her!!) going to an arts festival, touring a conservatory, shopping, and we also crossed a few things off of my list of 101 things to do!!
The first was we had a picnic in downtown Indianapolis after going to the zoo. I had gotten sandwiches and such from the University as we are all still college students 🙂 and we had a nice little lunch. Would have been better had it been a little warmer where we were sitting or if parking wouldn’t have cost an arm and a leg at the park I wanted to go to, but there was an event there so that didn’t work out.
The second thing we did that was on my list was we made skittles vodka. Now, I had this on my list because it was on a ‘top 100’ list. Honestly, I don’t know why so many people put it on their list unless they were like me and thought it was going to be more spectacular than it was Haha… The skittles don’t really dissolve very well in vodka and we had difficulties straining it through coffee filters. It was a lot more challenging that I thought it was going to be, but it was a fun time had by all. Plus, mixed with some sprite it tasted pretty good!
One more thing that we did was we went out to dinner at “La Piedad” (which gets me started at eating at 5 new restaurants). This was an authentic mexican restaurant with outdoor seating. The food was great and reasonably priced. The service was pretty good too. Wish I could say the same for the view! There was a limited choice of scenery – either look at a house across the ally or a guys butt crack to our left. I’m not sure about Alyssa and Nikki, but I choose the house 🙂
It was a great weekend and I had a lot of fun catching up with some good friends! Glad too that they were able to share in the experiences I take as I slowly cross things off my list!! 🙂 check out my pictures below! 1. Baby elephant – completely adorable, I totally want her! 2. First step in making skittles vodka – Sort the skittles! 3. Trying to get the skittles to dissolve 4. Still trying… 5. Alyssa, Nikki, and I at Garfield Park 6. Touring the conservatory, checking out the Rainforest!