Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Here we are.

Here we are. Two weeks into summer vacation and we are flip flopping between extremely busy and extremely bored (Thank goodness for Jon and Kate Plus Eight! The crossover with Orange County Choppers? Awsomeness!).

Extremely busy? Last Saturday we went over to the Iowa Great Lakes to the Harley shop. We had to order extra keys for my bike since the oldest boy packed one up when he was cleaning out his dorm room and we figured it was easier to order some more than to search through all of his stuff.

After the Harley shop, we hurried over to catch the 3:00pm Queen II tour of the Lakes. Then we hopped over to the amusement park and rode some rides. (I'm loving their bumper cars! Tilt-A-Whirl? Not so much.) We bought season tickets so we are trying to get our money's worth. This is our second excursion to the park and our first tour on the Queen. One more visit and the tickets will have paid for themselves. Anything after that is golden!

We asked around to find a new-to-us restaurant to go to. We ended up here. I should have second thought it since it was at a RESORT. Sure enough, we probably were the lowest income people there. I told The Commander that this was the place the rich come to drink. Lakeside dining, Jimmy Buffet music blaring, old coots with their dogs, 20-somethings slugging back their shots, it could have been a reality show.

Somebody liked the plates...

The food was good, but there wasn't quite enough of it. The Boy's kid's meal had more pasta on it than my plate did. He ended up eating some of mine because his mac-n-cheese wasn't that good (I warned him.) But the kicker was...ready?...no free refills on the lemonade. I wish someone would have told us this before we had seven lemonades between us. Yes, we spent $17.50 on lemonade. I 'bout choked when the bill came. I should have said something, but we just paid and got the heck out of there.

We dropped by the RV resort to take some stuff to the camper (we store it there). The Boy and I got in a quick 18 holes of mini-golf before we left. (You can check out the putters, but you have to buy or bring your own golf ball. WTF?)

Then we have the extremely bored. It has been raining and in the mid 60s here for the last few days. Yesterday, we (me) ended up dancing around the house singing about just how boring it was. We got a couple of games of Life in and The Boy had a friend over, but, lordy, unless we want to drive for 20 minutes, there's not much to do here. I've played close to 2,000 games of Jewel Quest II and read I don't know how many books.

We are going camping this weekend and working in a day of Scout Camp. The weekend after that we are hitting the campground for six days/five nights. I'm really looking forward to that. Just trying to figure out what to cook while we are there.

So, that's what's up. Sorry I don't post here as much, but with TwitFace, I seem to put all my quickie notes up there.

Love you the most,


  1. Twit Face - HA! I had heard that restaurants were going back to pay by the glass instead of free refills.

  2. $17.50 for lemonade...ummmm...thats just...oh my you could've had Margaritas instead!