Things I Learned this Weekend: Central Illinois Edition

I spent the weekend in Peoria with some of my best friends. We stayed with my pal Brooke, her husband, their 3 y/o daughter, and 3 dogs.

Of course, a trip to Peoria/Pekin wouldn’t be complete without a visit with Katie, as well. So on Sunday, we dined with Katie and her husband.

Then we got home and the Bears won their 3rd game in a row, even if my Fantasy team could be doing a smidge better.

All around, it was an excellent weekend.

I thought I would share with you some of the very valuable lessons I learned on this little trip.

1. Hilary Clinton is from Chicago. Who knew? Apparently, not me. Why we talked about the origins of politicians is beyond me.

2. Cows float. Did you know that? I didnt. I figured they all just…sunk. Most 4-legged creatures float. Apparently, having 4 legs balances them out, so their lungs keep their heads above water.

3. Humans are the only apes that can swim or float.

4. Deer swim like 100 miles into Lake Michigan (known as The Lake to Chicagoans). This terrifies me, and I’m never going in The Lake again.

5. Grown men can sit on and ride Power Wheels. You’re welcome.


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  1. How the hell did you find out that cows float? And in Toronto we call Lake Ontario “The Lake” I guess whatever Great Lake you’re ok, it’s just The Lake.

  2. I can’t beleive you didn’t know Hillary Clinton was from Chicago(til age 3).
    Then raised in Park Ridge. She was the first lady during your school years. What the hell did they teach you? Nothing about the first lady.
    Brian is such a kid at heart. too cute.

  3. Cows float? I wonder which four-legged animals don’t float, my guess is cats.

  4. I learned you are doing much better on your 2013 Goodreads Reading Challenge than I am 🙂

  5. Hillary was also a fan of Barry Goldwater and read *The Conscience Of A Conservative* and was President of Wellesley College Young Republicans. Go figure.

  6. Oh yes, I knew that about Hillary when Bill Clinton first came to office – it was North Suburban Chicago’s 15 minutes of fame 😛

  7. I think I am totally trading my car in for a Power Wheels ride!

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