Sunday, February 19, 2012


Greg and I have gotten to where we love our
downtown area.
Around here it is called Uptown.
It is far enough away from the suburbs that we feel like
we have truly gotten away from home.
It is close enough that if the kids need us we can be home in 30 minutes.

We love the restaurants and the shows.
We have seen Mama Mia, Mary Poppins, Million Dollar Quartet, Shear Madness
and Phantom of the Opera.

We decided to let the kids in on our new favorite place.

On a rainy Saturday afternoon we took Audrey Kate, a few of her friends
and Sam and Adam and headed Uptown.

Our first stop was the I-max theater.

After the movie we walked, in the rain, to get some dinner.

Even in the rain we saw street performers.
That is something you surely don't see in our neck of the woods.

We had Mexican for dinner.
Really we might be half Mexican we eat it so much.

This was the scene the night we were out.
It was not the best time to walk around
Uptown but no less fun!

The buildings went straight up into the clouds.

We ended the night at Bar Cocoa at the Ritz- Carlton.
Bar Cocoa is nothing but chocolate.
We had hot chocolate and this kids all picked out a piece of chocolate for dessert.

It was the perfect night to get cozy by the fire.

We all hated to leave.

So if you don't get down there much I encourage you to go exploring.

You might fall in love with it just as we have.

It is a nice change from the burbs!

Sunday Snapshot

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  1. love your night out exploring!! we love uptown too. will have to try your chocolate spot w/ the boys soon!