Aug 27, 2009

Whirlwinds and Whirlpools - Sunday/Monday

Sunday morning had me driving up the the camp store because, honestly, percolated coffee sucks A! We let the kids sleep in a little while we got started on breakfast. To make meals easy we purchased a collapsible portable Coleman grill a few years ago. No I am not talking about one of those table top jobs with the little green propane cylinders that are ridiculously priced. This is a full size grill. We have a skillet specifically for camping and used it to fry up some bacon and an egg for Ang. I only eat scrambled, she only eats fried. No, no we cannot make our lives easy and have one of us compromise (because it would have to be me). Then we make the scrambled for the rest of us.

After we were all well fed we got into our swim suits (except hubs who slept in his) and headed off for another day of one of our favorite things. I am talking about the Bahn, people. The original Schlitter Bahn...the best, most awesome water park ever! It is so awesome just the one park is split into 3! 2 right next to each other and the 3rd a small tram ride away. Other than a little whining about the water being cold we all had a great time (and didn't have to spend an outrageous amount of money on food...because they let you bring your own in!). We tried really hard to keep Christian awake on the way back to camp, but that was a loosing battle after 8 hours in water park heaven. He was actually eating chips when he fell asleep and would occasionally eat another one with his eyes closed when we tried to wake him up.

Chili Dogs, Frito Pie and occupying the kids with movies on the battery operated DVD player (have I mentioned how much I love technology) was on the agenda for the evening. Of course with only one battery charged the kids had to fight over what movie to watch. Finally Daddy overruled and got his pick of Kung Fu Panda. Yes, he's also one of my children at times.

Monday morning had us repeating our Sunday breakfast routine while simultaneously packing up camp. We stopped at the San Marcos outlets for some shopping before heading home. For anyone who doesn't know, my dear hubs has driving narcolepsy. He starts to drift off while driving (I seriously don't know how he does a job where he drives almost all day). So, for the safety of my family I took over driving. Of course then hubs is wide awake so he resumes his search for our new vehicle using the browser on my phone. He found one that looked to good to be true, but wanted to see. It was out of the way, but still, if it was as great as it said, it couldn't be passed up. When we got to the house, the owners of the vehicle were not there yet, so I took the kids for a walk in the neighborhood. When the owners arrived, we got to look at the truck and I fell in love. It wasn't the color we had in mind (its called copper), but everything else was perfect. It was a 2007 Ford Excursion EL with less than 26,000 miles on it! We let them know we would check with our bank the next morning about loan value, and be in touch. We were both certain we had found our new truck.

Finally home at almost 8:30 it was time to feed the kids, bathe them and get them to bed. Tomorrow was going to be a busy day. Summer is officially over!

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