Thursday, March 6, 2008

A Wicked Weekend

We had a fabulous time at Wicked this past weekend. It was actually our second time seeing the show (it was my birthday present last summer), but what a contrast from the last time. Closer seats = hearing more of the funny parts and actually being able to see the orchestra pit! Popular and Defying Gravity still rank as our favorite parts of the show, but the whole thing is amazing and you have to see it if you have the opportunity!


A view of Emerald City

Monday morning we had to narrow down our "tourist" options. We had a lot of places we wanted to visit, but only one day! The weather was a gorgeous 65 degrees (looking back the zoo might have been the best option to enjoy the unseasonable temperatures). We decided on the Natural History Museum first. You might say it's because we thirst for knowledge. Or you might say, we're dorks (but I'm sure Clancy's thinking to himself right now while reading this for me to speak for myself). We saw precious rocks, a "chunk" of the moon and many "wild" animals in their outside nature exhibit. We're talking deer and raccoons here people. You don't see these things every day! ;)


Dinosaur Bones!

We probably had the most fun outside taking pictures. Humping dinosaur tails and touching butts. Who knew you could have so much fun learning about history?


Clancy riding a wave


He just missed my humping action


Not so scary stuffed


Big surprise, he wanted his picture taken with the sculpture of the woman's ass

Our next stop was the Rock & Roll Hall of fame. Couldn't take any pictures of the exhibits unfortunately because there were security-nazis every 5 feet. Pretty ridiculous if you ask me. No, I don't think I'm going to steal Jim Morrison's third grade report card, but thanks for looking over my shoulder and making sure I don't. I did get my fill of Beatles memories as there was an entire floor dedicated to the making of their movie "Help!".

Clancy showed me "the wall" from one of Pink Floyd's concerts that he's always talking about. I couldn't believe how huge it was. We also saw Janis Joplins' car which was as hippie as you would imagine. Overall, it was pretty interesting, but with 6 levels and cute (not practical) shoes on - my feet were killing me and I was ready to head back to C-bus!


Gorgeous building, no?

I always seem to forget about the camera in my purse when I venture places, but at least we got a few of the highlights! We didn't manage to get any pics from the night of the show, but I couldn't resist posting the picture of the new dress I picked out just for this occasion. Paired with my knee high black boots and tights, I have to admit I looked kinda smokin'. Clancy, will you verify? ;)


The Guess Dress, puffy sleeves and all

Next - hopefully Lion King this summer. Or maybe Wicked for a third time! Either way, I'm glad I have someone who enjoys this stuff as much as me.

38 comments:

cdp said...

You guys are too cute. These pictures are awesome!

And that dress? I'm betting you looked BEYOND smoking. Mamacita.

lspoon said...

I love Cleveland. Just adore it :)

Also love-Wicked, History, and cute dresses.

Jess said...

What a great weekend. And very cute dress!

I saw Wicked on Broadway a few years ago and it was SO GOOD. I'm not surprised you're considering a third viewing.

Stephanie said...

Looks like a fun weekend! Mini-getaways are SO great!

poodlegoose said...

Ah! So jealous... it looks like you had a fab time :) I've been wanting to go to the Hall of Fame, but I've never ventured up that way. Maybe one day!

Gretta James said...

you 2z make the cutest of couples

Glad you had a fun filled weekend.

Gretta x

Ripe for Reading said...

Love the photos! And the dress!

Lisa said...

That looks like a fun weekend. Love that shot of you with the dinosaur. You look happy. :)

Trish Ryan said...

What a GREAT weekend...and I'll bet you looked amazing in the dress!

Fun pics!

Silverstar said...

"Wicked" the musical sounds so cool! I read the book and would love to see it on stage. :)

Silverstar said...

"Wicked" the musical sounds so cool! I read the book and would love to see it on stage. :)

Ashley D said...

I'm so jealous about Wicked! I've been wanting to see that show forever. My friend and I tried to get tickets last weekend but it was sold out, so we saw Avenue Q instead. It was a really good show, but still not Wicked.

Katelin said...

Sounds like a great weekend, I would love to see Wicked again...and again...and again. I'm in love.

the fanny said...

That dress is fierce, and I'm so glad you had such a fantastic weekend!

puremotif said...

this looks so fun! AND I love the dress :)

courtney said...

i love the picture of Clancy "riding a wave." He's ridiculously adorable.

i'm SO jealous that you've seen wicked TWICE. i've read the book, but i've never seen the show. i want i want!

amazing dress, too, by the way, miss. wish i could see it on you!

Gretchen said...

Super jealous you got to see Wicked! Great pictures, too!

cdp said...

Dude. Total spoiler. I'm so sorry! I should've warned. My bad, sweetie. :-(

L Sass said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend!

The dress is gorgeous!

Angela said...

Gorgeous dress! I actually liked Wicked better the second time. The first time I was so overwhelmed by the amazing sets and costumes and musical numbers, and the first time I caught a lot more of the humor. Love that show!

Missy said...

Three things:

1. I'm going to see wicked soon and I'm so excited. Even more now catching that glimpse of Emerald City

2. Puffy sleeves make me more excited than ice cream

3. The Rock and Roll hall of fame kind of resembles the Louvre which I think is appropriate for some reason.

Rebecca said...

well, now we need to see a pic of you in the dress!

IT sounds like you had a blast. If only life could be vacation every day?

Passionista said...

I LOVE Wicked!! Although I've only seen it once. Is that sculputre really a woman's ass? Hmm

Hope said...

I love that dress! In fact, I want that dress!

amanda rae said...

i'm so jealous! i've wanted to see wicked for just about ever! i say you come to chicago and we make a show of it! of course it probably won't be as fun as going with your boy toy! haha!

Andrea said...

Oooh! That dress is so ctue. I love the link pattern!

Megan said...

The dress is fabulous, but the bear picture threw me straight into PTSD mode. The Biodiversity exhibit at the Natural History Museum (which is an all-around amazing place) totally freaked my shit out. You are one brave girl for standing right there next to it for more than three seconds. What, it's NOT alive and going to eat my face right off? Surely you jest.

Vanessa said...

What an amazing weekend and you are so lucky to have found someone who enjoys all the same things you do!

Scotty said...

Humping a dinosaur? I wonder if cavemen did that.

cady said...

i've been wanting to see wicked. maybe we'll get to at some point. we're going to the rock and roll hall of fame when we go to cleveland in sept. i'm pretty excited about it! btw, that dress is fabulous. :)

ChasingParadise said...

Oh yes baby, I'm going to see Wicked in May!!!!!! I'm a huge dork about it. I'm reading the book for the third time in anticipation.

Ashley said...

I'm jealous of your fun time...I need a good weekend like that.

The dress is super super cute, paired with black boots...I bet you were Smokin!

Ashley said...

I'm jealous of your fun time...I need a good weekend like that.

The dress is super super cute, paired with black boots...I bet you were Smokin!

andrea said...

That looks like so much! I need to have fun once all this snow melts.

Libby said...

i loooove that dress!! wicked sounds...well, wicked!! glad you had a blast!

MrsTwink said...

I have *always* wanted to see Wicked! Its actually one of my 101 in 1001 items!

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Alexa said...

yay cleveland! : )