March 9 we drove down to Grand Rivers, Kentucky for my marathon and stayed at the VERY exclusive 'Relax Inn'. We're fancy like that......and I didn't get us a room until the day before. I'm a procrastinator, what can I say. It was clean, so I was happy with it. After taking a look at the cute little town of Grand Rivers, I really wish I wouldn't have procrastinated so much and gotten a cottage there. Next time maybe. Tharin thought the Relax Inn was the BEST PLACE EVER!!!! He poked around and investigated the room thoroughly, then apparently put a bunch of crap into the drawers, which we found out later. Who actually uses the drawers in rooms? Anyone? I'm not sure I ever have. We only found out he tucked things away when I couldn't find my shoes and we searched ALL over. It never occurred to me to check the drawers. We could've been staying at a five star hotel as far as Tharin was concerned. Oh, and he very much enjoyed peeping into all the rooms windows. Luckily no one else had checked in yet.
Before bed, he had to blow off some steam, so he ran around the parking lot for almost an hour and enjoyed every minute of it! I ran around with him for a few minutes, and I have to admit, it was pretty fun!
March 10, after the marathon, we drove home and made a pit stop in Metropolis, Illinois to check out the giant Superman. On the way to see 'said giant Superman', we passed a Big John's. Anyone remember Big John's in Effingham? Well, once we got to the giant Superman, it was a little bit of a letdown because after passing the Big John, you kind of expect Superman to be waaaay bigger. It's not, it's about a third of the size. I had to throw in a photo of a Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket sign too. I haven't seen one of those in forever!