This actually happened quite a while ago, April 25th 2008 to be exact, but I thought it would be fun to post about anyways : ) 

  On April 25th, 2008, Cassia and I went with Mommy to help take care of Isaiah while Mommy was at a T-Tapp Masterclass at….the Crowne Plaza Hotel : ) 

   I have this thing about fancy hotels–I love to explore them : D  I guess it is because the fanciest hotel we ever stay at is Super 8, and that is not terribly fancy!  Usually nice and clean, but not fancy. 

   I actually got this "hotel exploring" idea from another fun homeschool mom, when we went to the IAHE one year with her–we were a bunch of country girls, out exploring this fancy hotel…boy that was fun!  But that is another story….

  To start with, we had arrived at the Crowne Plaza a little late, so we rushed right to the room where the masterclass was, and we tried to keep Isaiah happy with Cheerios, Legos, and pushing him up and down the halls.  I forget when we finally started to explore, but we soon found out it was very exciting!  On the first floor was a glass elevator–neither Cassia or I had ridden in one before, so we took many pictures and/or videos of each other

going up–

                           and down–

                                                    and up–

                                                                      and down a glass elevator. 

   If anyone in the lobby (where the elevator is located) was paying attention, they probably thought we were crazy!!!  We tried to be as inconspicuous as possible, but it wasn’t always easy!  

     Another place we spent a lot of time at, was on the second floor where there are actual train cars, made into hotel rooms.  The whole area around the train cars is supposed to have the feel of a train station, complete with sculptures of people.  We decided to get aquainted with some of them : ) 

       Now mind you, whenever we saw, or heard someone coming, we quickly left off "playing" with the statues, and suddenly became two well behaved young ladies, taking their little brother for a walk!  Not that we were doing anything wrong–it was just felt sort of strange for strangers to see us doing such goofy things : )


First, here is Indianapolis–the traffic was so jammed at one point, nobody could go when the light turned green!

Here is Cassia and Isaiah in the glass elevator


Looking down at the lobby while riding in the glass elevator


The second floor


Me and Isaiah getting ready to go up


Isaiah and I, up on the elevator.


Cassia and Isaiah getting off the train : D




Cassia is trying to help keep this man’s lungs healthy.  He’s trying to smoke : )


Isaiah and I are waving from the back of the train : D  I got a picture of Cassia in this same pose, and while I was taking the picture, of course that’s when some man decides to walk in, talking on his cell phone, and looking at us like we were strange  



Isaiah is watching these ornery boys–they are trying to climb the train : )


He decided not to join them


This is a neat picture we got of a clock tower. At least it looked like a tower, and it had a clock on it, so I suppose that qualifies for "clock tower", don’t you think?!  It is 4:31 p.m. on that clock : )



We also went in to see the pool, and get our feet wet–Isaiah did not want to get wet one bit!  After we were in the pool area for a while, we noticed a sign that said that only the "hotel patrons" were supposed to use this area.  I guess in a way we were "hotel patrons", but we decided we better leave, just in case!


Cassia is listening to this most interesting man.  He was kind of quiet though, you really had to draw a conversation out of him!


And this one made her so happy she gave him a hug . 

The reason it is blurred is because we did it fast, not wanting the hotel cleaning ladies to walk in on us while we were hugging statues!!!

I decided I would just shake his hand : )



Cassia decided to buy a paper from this little boy.


And of course, the whole reason we were here at Crowne Plaza!  Mommy got her picture taken with Teresa Tapp : )  She is a very nice lady    ( Of course Mommy is nice, too!)  Teresa Tapp even let us get her autograph  : D 


So now you can see what two country girls do in the city when nobody is looking : D












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Crowne Plaza Adventures

13 thoughts on “Crowne Plaza Adventures

  • February 13, 2009 at 7:16 am

    Hi Jessica,

    I like it how you did it

    All the pictures are very funny:)

    I love you!


  • February 13, 2009 at 8:24 am

    That's a funny post Jessica! I love glass elevators…the Flint ATI training center had one, it was so neat! The hotels in Indy are fancy. We stayed at one of the ones that connects to the conference center when we went to the IAHE convention last year. It was kind of strange to go into the convention building on Friday evening, and never walk out of the building again until Saturday night…since the hotel, convention center, and food court at the mall were all connected :).

    Have a good day!


  • February 13, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Oh that is just what I do! πŸ™‚ I bet whenever people see me in the city they can tell I come from somewhere OTHER than the city. I actually enjoy seeing some of the urban wonders, but I still enjoy my little country life:)

  • February 13, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Oh, that is just too fun!!! : D I would have loved to join you! : D We do alot of goofy things when we're out and about, too; but we've never had a chance to meet so many nice statues. : )

    What a great post, Jessica! : )


    ~DB : )

  • February 13, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    *I* was sweating!!! Too bad I couldn't have joined you! LOL!

    I've tagged you to list 25 things about yourselves. Just think, if you each take 5, you can get it done in no time! (Well, the 5 of you who post!)

    I lovey you!


    Edited by Mama9blessings on Feb. 13, 2009 at 6:52 PM

  • February 13, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    hey Cassia,

    Yeah all this rain is getting QUITE annoying. I can not wait till warmer weather either like HOT summer ;). tell Anna that she can reply to my comment on Kates blog.

    ok well i gotta go cook ;p

    see you on sunday and hopefully friday πŸ˜‰


  • February 13, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    That sounds like so much fun! I'm not a country girl, (Not a city girl either) but I'd totally be going up and down the elevator and hugging statues with y'all! It'd be SO much fun=D

    God Bless Y'all!


  • February 13, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Your little brother is just too adorable! Love the photos with the statues.

  • February 14, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Wow, that looks fun. That reminds me so much of me and my sisters and our four best friends (who are sisters) when we're all together. That made me laugh!


  • February 14, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    That reminds me SO much of when my two sisters and I explored an unfamiliar hotel! We played around with the elevators, up and down, then again and again! We goofed off where we thought no one could spot us… sadly, there were no statues to hug! I can't wait till me mom reads this post!

    Hope to see you all soon!


    PS. I tried on the other suit and it's perfect!!!! Thanks a million! I'm so excited about wearing it and how I'm not going to have to be nearly as self-conscious as before!

  • February 14, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Great pictures, very interesting.

  • February 16, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    looks like ya'll had a very fun time! πŸ™‚

    Love the pic of Cassia and Isaiah getting off the train.

  • March 7, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    that looks like so much fun! πŸ™‚ Great pics too! πŸ™‚

    Thanks for all your comments! I love reading them!

    HUGS! Love ya!


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