Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Holiday Road

The kiddoes and I are spending a few days in Kentucky at the Colonel's house before we head up to Chicago for a "hitchin"! So far, so good. We've been getting up early to play in the pool before breakfast almost every day. I spend some time swimming with the kids, then I keep them in the shallow end and read a bit by the poolside. I'm reading "The Wastelands - Dark Tower 3". It has been really fun and relaxing so far. I was bad and took some work with me, but I do that before the kids get up and it relieves me to be ahead of the curve when I get back to work.

Last night I met some high school friends at an Applebee's and followed that up with a trip to Barleycorn's. Big Red Letter Day for the kids as I took them to see "The Simpsons Movie" this afternoon. We were all supposed to go to Chuck E. Cheese for dinner tonight, but the Colonel is under the weather. So I took the kids to a family pub where they ate for free. Oh yeah, I took the kids to Border's yesterday too. Love it!

I know it is probably just urban sprawl and I'm noticing things more, but I've seen a lot of guys around here wearing golf shirts, pleated pants and cell phone holsters. The new gunslingers I suppose.

We'll hook up with PGirl on Friday for some wedding fun!


Stinkypaw said...

Reads like you are having a good time with the kids, cool! have fun!

Julia said...

Do you know if they still have the freaky animatronic characters that jerkily come to life to sing at Chuck E. Cheese? Eating at the family pub for free sounds less scary, either way.

Have a great time on the rest of your vacation!

-R- said...

Cute picture!

Tracy Crowe Jones said...

Steve and I used to go to Chuck E. Cheese each semester of Law School after he finished his finals. We usually took along his best friend and his girlfriend. After we'd win all out tickets (which is quite easy for adults) we'd walk around until we found the kid who most deserved the tickets (ie: not bratty and having a good time without whining about wanting more than he/she was getting). We'd ask the parent/s permission before giving the tickets and after a yes, we'd hand over a mound of tickets. The wide-eyed look was always well worth it.

On a second note, sometimes reading your posts makes me think having kids wouldn't be such a bad idea. But boy, is that a big decision. Hmmmmmm.

PreppyGirl said...

I miss my babies!!! You too Galoot!