Fro-yo in hand, hubs and I are trying to figure out what's going on in downtown Chattanooga that's causing roads to close, people to scream, and parades to happen. American Idol, that's what. Apparently, one of the top 3 contestants on American Idol, Lauren Alaina, is from nearby. All the commotion was because she was back in town, Fox camera crew by her side, to perform. Even though I haven't caught an episode in a while it was all pretty exciting and I got caught up in it!
This may be as close as I get to anyone famous so I needed to enjoy it! The weather was gorgeous, Lauren sang, and I was a happy camper. I was also pretty full from the 5 pounds of fro-yo in my belly. A walk along the river was the perfect solution.
This particular park had some funky attractions. Really. Just ask my husband, the talented drum player:
He can play upside-down pots like nobody's business. I couldn't resist posing with "Blue Boy" the giant blue rhino. Could you?
I wanted to drive home in one of these cars but I guess they're not allowed on the interstate? Weird.
After a crazy day I was in the mood for some quick and easy food, and this really hit the spot: corn tortillas with baby spinach, mozzarella cheese, corn, and salsa. Microwaved for a minute so it was all melty and gooey, perfect!
Have you ever met anyone famous?
You mean standing really really far away from an American Idol contestant doesn't count? Fine. My stepmom used to work in a salon in a really high-class hotel in Hawaii and celebrities would come in all the time. I got to meet David Boreanz (Buffy/Angel) and when he left I kept the ketchup and mustard containers he left behind. For years.
Do you watch American Idol?
Sometimes I do, every couple of seasons I'll get really into it. This round, not so much. But I'll watch this week because I could be in the background, woo-hoo!