A couple weeks ago my brother stayed with me in Indianapolis while our parents went on vacation (sort of – they stayed homed t00). My brother and I enjoy our time hanging out together without the ‘rents, especially since he lives six hours away. If you’re not aware, he is five years younger than me and has special needs, specifically Down Syndrome and Autism. So here are some photos of our staycation!
We spent our first couple days at home and I got up on some housework and house projects with his help. I have nicely organized pantries now! At home time means lots of Star Trek and Disney for us, and Chris’ new favorite, watching me play Horizon Zero Dawn. The cat decided she loves my brother, mostly because he pets her and lavishes her with attention.
On Tuesday we went to the Indianapolis Zoo. My brother loves animals and we visited the elephants multiple times. I think if I’d had my knitting we could have sat there and just watched the elephants for hours. He also loves the dolphin show, and the bears. I liked the baby warthogs.
Wednesday was FOURTH OF JULY and we had a cookout at my house with my friend and her husband. Some grilling, shooting off Chris’ little rocket in the backyard and generally goofing off. We played some more Horizon until it got dark and then sat in the driveway watching fireworks around us (with Chris directing to the patriotic music I had playing). I set off some smoke bombs too.
We needed some quiet time, and it was crazy hot out, so Thursday was a movie day at home. More Star Trek, Disney and Horizon Zero Dawn. The nerd runs strong in our family.
And a final photo from the zoo . . .