Friday, February 26, 2016

Q Is for Quest

We have grandparents in town this week. Our little city has had its fair share of rain, snow, wind, and cold this week so we have been on a Quest to find fun, mostly indoor, activities. Our city is nestled in the mountains and boasts a huge amount of outdoor activities. However, if you want to be indoors and don't want to shop or visit little art galleries, the list of activities gets much shorter. Mind you, I was raised in a large city, the capital of our country, in fact, so I am a bit spoiled when it comes to expectations.

We did find a fair amount of fun this week ~

Quest 1 ~ We went to a ceramics place to paint. We had taken my Mom there a few weeks ago and thought this set of grandparents would enjoy it. We all either painted ceramics or did glass fusion. Our creations will be fired and returned to us in about a week. It was a fun morning.
Grandpa made a mug with his signature cat face on it.
Anne made a tea set for her American Girl Dolls.
Grandma tried glass fusion. This flat piece will turn into a bowl.
My son has a myriad of facial expressions! He made a soda bottle.

I made a heart bowl. I can't wait to see them all shiny and finished.

Quest 2 ~ We ate out at three different restaurants. We had pizza, crepes, and chicken and waffles during their stay. That is a ton of eating out for our family in a week.

Quest 3 ~ We went to the aSHEmuseum. This is a relatively new museum in our city that is focused on women and how they live all around the world. I enjoyed the display that told about a day in the life of women in many different countries. Anne liked the puzzles and Dean liked the famous women's quote section. Tim liked the documentaries throughout the museum.

We can do it even if our clothes are way too big ~ Ha!
Quest 4 ~ We walked around downtown and visited a few art galleries. We also stopped in at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial historical site. 
See grandpa in the background? Photography runs deep in our family!

Will Dean be as tall as Thomas Wolfe when fully grown?
What a blessed week!

Blessings, Dawn


  1. What a fun week. Time with grand parents is a huge hit here too. I love all the photos :)

  2. What fun adventures you found on your quest!

  3. Looks like a great week. The chicken and waffles look good, but I'd never have thought to pair those two together. Is that a local favorite, or have I just not stumbled across it yet here?

  4. Lots of cool quests for the week! Looks like it was a success!

  5. It does look like your quest for fun hit the target! Love the picture imitating the statue.