Thursday, January 17, 2013

Boxing Day 2012


It’s a Boxing Day Tradition for Team Slap: each year on the day after Christmas we take a road trip. 2012’s destination was supposed to be the Cave of the Mounds, but financial concerns scratched that trip. Instead we headed down to Gurnee to dine at the Rainforest Café.

I’d been there before a couple of times, but I must not have been paying attention, because I had no memory of how cool it was. Robotic jungle animals sit just out of reach (we dined near the tigers). There’s a ceiling of stars. Jungle vines hang from the ceiling. Giant aquariums grace the entrance to the dining room. Every 15 minutes a crash of thunder is heard, and ‘rain’ falls in the jungle areas.









The company was great and the food was yummy!












We ended our meal with their signature desert, a mountain of brownies and ice cream topped off by a sparkler. Deeeeeelish!






What a great Boxing Day, even if it wasn’t the one we had planned.

2 comments:

Jeanne said...

you take such great pictures, looks like you had a great time. All the kids and adults are smiling. Love the idea of "Boxing Day" Is there a story there?

Slapinions said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxing_day