Thursday, May 29, 2008

Spring in Peoria

Mike and I were in Peoria over Memorial Day weekend for his friend Tim's wedding. We had a great time seeing Peoria in something other than winter weather and took full advantage of it by visiting places like Wildlife Prairie State Park , Kickapoo Creek Winery, and even made it to a minor league baseball game.
We were really lucky to see virtually all of the animals there (except for the cranes) including bison, elk, wolves, black bears, coyotes, bobcats, cougars, foxes, and more.



Gray wolves

Hee. This was fun.

Bald eagle


Snoozy black bears

I couldn't resist...


I think this is my favorite photo




Going back through these photos, it looks like we hit the park at nap time...

Peoria Chiefs game

Jeff and Monica

Jason, Jen, and baby Ashton

Before Tim and Stephanie's wedding

Jeff, Shane, Mike, and Jason

Monica and I at the reception

The coolest wedding band that played traditional Irish music

The best man

Nothing like a bride and her Guinness

Jim and Michelle

Mike, Tim (the groom), and Monica

We got to ride a limo home :)

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