Married to the Empire

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fun with Friends

We have a group of friends we hang out with regularly. Typical get togethers involve meeting at someone's house for dinner or a lunch out after church. Sometimes things are more interesting, though.

A couple of weeks ago we went to Fair Park in Dallas for a murder mystery dinner. The food was just so-so, but the entertainment was great. We had to meet the other diners before dinner and ask questions to get to know people. Then we went upstairs to the dining room and had to look for clues between courses to try to figure out who the killers were. My husband got very into it, which cracked us all up. But ultimately, our group solved the mystery.

Steven has now been inspired to try to do this as a youth activity. Our youth team is even throwing around the idea of having it catered (because it's a lot of work for me to handle a dinner for the students) and selling tickets to the church as a youth fundraiser. Should be fun!

This past weekend our group of friends went to the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney to watch a documentary about the ivory-billed woodpecker called Ghost Bird. That was followed by a guided night hike through the sanctuary. It was a lot of fun. I was looking for new and different things to do, and I learned about this activity in The Dallas Morning News. (I'm addicted to my daily newspaper and find it an invaluable resource.)

I forgot to take any photos of our nature night, but just know that we had a blast! (Although, coming face-to-face with the evil ragweed plant has been wreaking havoc with my sinuses ever since.)

What fun things do you do with friends or family?

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