Monday, June 16, 2014


 My son is a HUGE super hero fan and he's always asking to go "Downtown" to see the superheroes. This weekend was the Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL so we used this as a Friday Flip warm up by jumping in the car and taking a road trip "Downtown" to hang out with Superman.

Metropolis hosts the Superman Celebration every year but it is "SUPER" all year round. It's the official home of Superman where a 15ft bronze statue of the Man of Steel is front and center in the town square and across the street from the Super Museum. During the celebration, Metropolis hosts a variety of events for fellow fans to enjoy like the Strong Man Weight Lifting Competition, Film Festival, "Super" Celebrities from TV and Movies, Costume Contests and so much more!

We were surrounded by people in super hero costumes at every turn. My son was able to shake hands and take photos with all of his favorites. He was wide eyed and amazed the entire day. A great day of firsts for us all!

One of my favorite "Superman" of the day. He was taking pictures at the phone booth of the souvenir shop.

Super heroes everywhere and dressed the part from head to toe.

Dean Cain was this year's Superman. He signed autographs, took photos and participated in a Q&A session.

Adding to his checklist of Firsts, my son attempted to ride his first bull.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Are You Adventurous?

Our family has become hooked on The Travel Channel Show, TRIP FLIP!
Host, Bert Kreischer takes adventurous folks on spontaneous, one of a kind adventures all over the world. Not only are the locations unique and varied but Bert always finds unexpected activities that the typical traveler might miss. The participants just have to say "YES!" and Bert plans a trip that is a complete action packed surprise. Honestly, how amazing would it be to have a truly new and extraordinary experience customized for you? Freakin' Fantastic! That's what it would be!
Bert and the Trip Flip episodes have given us inspiration to experience more of the unknown with what we're calling our "Friday Flip". Each month, we'll find new local experiences, activities or classes to share with you. We'll post photos and a full recap of events on a Friday during the month. Instead of saying "I've always wanted to try that." we're flipping our day and joining the party :)
Currently, we're researching events and activities. Please feel free to make suggestions and share ideas in the comments below! What have you always wanted to try?
We look forward to posting our first adventure soon!
Ema and Anita