Adam and I had a blue themed date. There were three parts to it!
1. We both wore blue.
2. House of Blues! We attended the Darren Criss concert downtown at the Cleveland House of Blues. We had never been there before so when we saw that one of our favorite Glee and Starkid characters was performing there we had to go. Sadly, we didn't know most of the music that he played. He is actually working on a solo album and played most of those songs. They were pretty good so it wasn't a big deal that we didn't know much. The rest of the audience was teenage crazy fan girls that knew every single word to every song. It was quite funny, actually!
Adam and I participated in Tasha and Bobby's first ever Beer Olympics. I helped Tash plan some of the activities, but for the most part she came up with the ideas. Twelve people decided to attend and play.
We started out by having a potluck lunch. We had hot dogs, pickles, macaroni salad, chips, cookies, taco dip, and a few other yummy dishes.
We had three teams of four people, and each team had to come up with a team name.
Team 1: Team Four... Loko! consisted of Tasha, Bobby, Amanda and Tim.
Team 2: Team Beer Presure consisted of Me, Adam, Tegan and Derrick.
Team 3: Teem Bad News Beers consisted of Valerie, Andrew, Lindsey and Justin
Let the games begin...
Game #1 Beer Pong - girls vs girls and guys vs. guys.. every team had to play every team and when you won a game you got a point.
Game #2 Beer Ball - four cans of beer, two ping pong balls, a lot of anxiety and a lot of drinking
Game #3 Flip Cup - drink your beer, flip your cup, simple as that.
Game #4 Steeple Chase - drink half a ice cube tray filled with beer with a small coffee straw
Game #5 Louisville Chugger - drink half a beer out of a whiffle bat, spin around it 10 times, hit a ball, dangerous but fun!
Game #6 Relay - do all of the previous tasks while also finishing a beer by the time your team is finished
In the end team Beer Pressure and Team Four Loko were tied with twelve points. The tie breaker was who could chug a beer the fastest. We had to do this twice because some people thought cheating was going on, but it wasn't. Anyway... in the end team BEER PRESSURE won!! We were very excited to take home the pink flamingo trophy!
We had a blast and can't wait until the next Beer Olympics!
And if you want to read more about our beer adventures check out our date from Cleveland Beer Week.
Date: Saturday, June 1, 2013 Type: Travel, Family Cost: $ Planned By: My Mom
Adam and I traveled to Columbus to meet my parents and Michelle and Jim for a little get away. My mom likes to look up fun trips around Columbus every year, and we thought we would join them this year to go see the Olentangy Indian Caverns.
There were a bunch of things to do at this place, but we started by touring the caves. We got a map and took the long, cold, slippery stairs down underground. There were a few different areas of the caves including a tower room, cathedral hall and echo chamber. We all took a picture with our lover on the Indian Lovers Bench. We had fun oohing and aaahing to hear our echos throughout the cave. Overall, it was a pretty cool cave!
We walked around the museum which had some interesting facts about the Indians that inhabited the area and the caves. There were also a lot cool artifacts like comfy looking moccasins, arrowheads and wooden musical instruments.
Next, we walked through a nature trail. We found some walking sticks, and looked at all the beautiful scenery. Afterwards, we went through the gift shop and I got a tiny lollipop!
The Indian Falls in Dublin, Ohio were our next stop. We had fun walking along the river and seeing the small, but really pretty waterfalls!
We also went out to dinner at the Polaris Grill, which was delicious. All in all, it was a great weekend in Columbus with my family, and we're really glad we decided to go!