1/3 Over

Since I plan to live to be 100 years old, today marks the time when my life is officially one-third over. Welcome to 34. K wished me well with this gem of a card… 

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She also sent it to my Mother, who responded with “This was a family secret.”

Speaking of, the parents came down over the weekend to celebrate. Since we won’t likely be this close to any Super Bowl action again, we hit the streets downtown to take in the sights.

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Monument Circle was closed off and lined with Indy cars painted like each NFL team. Couldn’t tell if they were in any particular order but if they were, I’m betting the Colts car was last.

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I found the one I was looking for…

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There are banners every where you look including a 33 story tall one on the side of the JW. They aren’t even finished with it. You can see the guys trying to finish the word “Super Bowl” just to the right of the “X”.

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After lunch we decided to duck inside to the NFL experience and see what they had. It is really geared toward kids, but it kept us from the cold. The had several kicking, punting, catching areas netted off inside the Convention Center. It was a massive spread. Some adults would line up to see if they could hit a 40 yard field goal. They also had player statues that you could stand up in for a photo op. Every team’s player was #12. Not sure why but a quick Google search points to the 12th man of the team being the fans. Of course, I found the Saints.

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Dad spied this guy for me! The kids kept calling him a turkey and his handler was getting pretty pissed off and kept yelling “PEACOCK. IT’S A PEACOCK.”

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They had a locker room area with a team’s most popular player jersey staged like it was his real locker. Mom wanted in on the Tebowing craze.

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As we left, St. John’s church had a catchy sign that said “If you think the zip line was a thrill, step inside and see what Jesus has to offer.” Dad likes architecture, so we stepped inside to find the greatest photo op I have ever seen.

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Whoever at St. John’s had this idea, well done! And Mom got to meet the Pope, kinda.

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Final order of business was for Dad to certify the zip line brackets for my ride coming up! He said they were correct and I should be safe to sail down Capital in a few days! I love you both, thanks for visiting with me!