1.28.2013

Sometimes It's OK To Act Like A Little Kid....


Sometimes Billy and I like to explore our city and do things that tourists might do if they were visiting here. We always talk about how we research/do so many fun things in other cities on vacation, but yet there is probably still a lot in Columbus that we haven't done (even though I've lived here my whole life ::shameful::). Last weekend I mentioned we won tickets to COSI (big award winning science center here) and lunch in German Village afterwards, so this weekend we decided to take advantage of the free tickets and go on a "day date" through our city. 

Both of us have already been to COSI (you know, back in the school field trip days) but it's changed a lot since then so we knew it would be different and fun. We may or may not have been one of 2 couples of our age (that we noticed) there, but hey-who says adults can't get in on all this action?! 




{an exhibit area called Progress where it takes you back in time and you can see how we have progressed through the years-loved this exhibit.}


The place we went out to eat after is called Schmidt's Sausage Haus and Restaurant and it was actually featured on Man vs. Food! Schmidt's has amazing German food (the bahama mama is what they're known for), but the whole time I had my eye on this guy. Their massive cream puff's the size of your head. Fact: this is NOT clean eating.


 the German beers are not for kids ;)


We had so much fun on our day date and I'm just so thankful I have days (especially in the winter cold when there's not much to do) to spend with my best friend doing different things! :) 

Our Saturday night ended up at my gym where I put Billy to work on the circuit workout I featured last week and then we relaxed in the massive hot tub. Hot tubs are way underrated. Essential to my winter happiness (that and massive amounts of Vitamin D supplement-who's with me?)



I also got to snuggle with these two boys a lot....


 and...

 
 baby Maddox. 
Both equally as cute and exactly what the weekends are for, right? :)

Billy also has been working on an awesome DIY that I'm excited to share with you soon! 

How was your weekend?
Go link up with Sami and tell us! 


PS: Got the VINE app? Yours truly just signed up and I posted my first video this morning. 
Find me at: katiewkrysh.  

PPS: Come back tomorrow for a pretty, pretty, prettyyy giveaway!!

 

29 comments :

  1. I love COSI and Schmidt's! Looks like such a fun day! I always forget that our city can be a fun "stay-cation" spot! I'm on the Vine too! I will find you!

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  2. What a fun day! I must say that hot tub looks divine. We are experiencing some crazy cold weather (well, cold for Eastern NC at least) and I feel like I am cold down to my bones.

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  3. That sounds so fun! And let's talk about that cream puff for a second...delish? We missed out on lots of fun things because we just didn't "research" or look into it when we lived back home. We try to find fun local things to do now that we are in California, but there's not much here in the desert. :) Glad you had a fun weekend

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  4. I love acting like a tourist in your own city. Those cream puffs are to DIE for. I used to get them all the time when I was little, when there was still a Schmidt's on the North side of town. And I ALWAYS volunteer when Boomer's school goes to COSI. That shiz is fun.

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  5. I haven't been to COSI since my junior year of high school...we won't mention how long ago that was, but it was when COSI was in the old building, across from the original Wendy's...oh the memories. Anyway, you have totally inspired me to get tickets for Rick and I to go and act like kids again...ha! Oh and so jealous by your gym. Mine isn't as nice, but maybe I would go more if it was :) Do you go to Lifetime?

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  6. You two are so fun!! Love that you did that...we need to do that here more often! And I signed up too...still not sure how it all works/if this is getting even more stalkerish?!

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  7. I grew up in Cleveland and remember going to COSI when I was younger- it is such a fun place.

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  8. That COSI place looks like so much fun!! I wish we had one here!

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  9. COSI looks so cool! :) I love date days!!

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  10. my jaw dropped at the size of that cream puff! i love it when they're generous with the filling!!!

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  11. Oh my goodness that place looks so fun! And I need that hot tub in my life. Such a fun date weekend. the Vine craze is sweeping the bloggersphere. I will have to check it out

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  12. love a fun date day!! And what is Vine??? XO

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    1. hey girl! it's basically instagram but videos! :)

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  13. I've lived in NYC for three years and still haven't done 9/10's of the things that I should have. For instance visit a single museum...

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  14. I LOVE COSI...one of my favorite field trips in elementary school! We went a few years ago and still had a blast! :) What a fun day!

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  15. I adore German Village. Everything in the area is just amazing! The Book Loft is probably my favorite. :) Glad you all had fun!

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  16. Sounds like such a fun weekend and if I ever make it to Columbus, I want to go to that restaurant! Yum! :)

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  17. Long time reader, first time commenter. I've been re-exploring my home town as well, Groupon is great for that. I never would have thought to visit some of the places they recommend.

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  18. I've heard great things about Cosi. One of these days I'm going to take my kids. We are in Eastern, Ky though so it's quite a drive for us!
    I would LOVE to have access to an amazing hot tub like that. My poor achy bones could sure use it. I'm thinking an overnight hotel stay with the Hubby is in order for Valentines Day. Maybe we will get to use on then.
    Maddox is so precious- love him!

    Have a nice week friend!

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    1. that is a great idea! you might have given me a new idea for vday too :) thank you!!

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  19. What a fun weekend!!! I think fun day dates like you had are great. :) I have the Vine app too and found you to follow! Still learning, but it's a fun little app.

    Have a great week!

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  20. Columbus is on our list of places to try and visit this year! Love your blog! OMG your baby is so precious! I'm new to the blogging world - check mine out at http://thejourneyofnande.blogspot.com/
    Have a wonderful week!

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    1. hi Erin! :) thanks for stopping by! Columbus really is a fun city..love it here. xo

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  21. that looks like the perfect weekend! I've never been to Columbus before...but I'm totally crushing on that little German restaurant!

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    1. haha for good reason. Schmidt's is totally delicious :))

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  22. Oh my gosh Katie. I love COSI. You ready for this?! Jared and I did a one-year membership when we were in college up north of Cbus haha! We are total nerds :)

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  23. Fun fun fun!! Day dates are the BEST.

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