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Monday, May 25, 2009

SORT of Like the Ritz...

Can you canoe
down a river in the rain....?

Sounds like a song, but I'll answer that question. Yes you can. And yes we did. For three hours we canoed down the river in the rain. It was quite the adventure. Larry and Eric made fun of me because at one point in the canoe, while the rain was coming down and I was hunkered over and shivering, I said, "I wish I was back in the tent reading a book." It was pretty funny. Actually, it did clear up for about 20 minutes, so we didn't get rained on the entire 3 hours.

Eric finally went in the car to sleep at about 3:00 AM when the roosters started cocka-doodle-doo-ing and did not stop, nor did the rain on our tent :)



Me in the morning - smiling despite no coffee yet flowing through my veins. Honey, don't they have room service here?



Larry after a night on the hard ground saying Gee, that was really fun. Now I can cross that off my list of things I've done and don't ever want to do again.



This is the view from our tent of our friend Paul's mom's house, where lots of people got to sleep in nice soft beds. But I can hardly say we "roughed it" when Larry - sweating after setting up the tent upon arrival - took a shower in the house. How funny is that. See, Honey, it was sort of like the Ritz.






Two of the 12 horses on Paul's mom's farm...




Miscellaneous:

Remember Momma bird? Her two babies are getting cuter by the day and finally getting feathers. The third egg never hatched.

Here she is feeding them a nice juicy worm...
If you look closely you can see the two babies with their mouths open.


My sister Krista with her two "baby birds" ...
I love this picture of her.



Stella through a dirty car mirror...



Eric starts JV basketball camp tomorrow at school. I'm thinking we'll get results this week from the genetic testing??

I heard a new term on TV the other day that I thought was so funny. When someone is whining (like I did about our camping trip above :), you say, "Waa, waaaaa...let me call the waambulance."

Oh, and here are some answers that people either emailed me or commented on the blog about what "floats their boat," what makes their adrenaline flow, what place they wish they could stay all day:

Cooking gadget and cookbook store

Library

Bookstore

Own kitchen

Antique store

Running shoes store

Bar (I will not tell who said that but it's someone related to me)

Computer store

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