Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Ella and Julia hanging out by the pool after another trip to the doctors. They are both in a good mood because 1) Miss Julia tipped the scales at 12 lbs 3 oz (with clothes on), and 2) the neurologist said there is probably nothing to worry about. (photo by A. Geddes)
They are off to see Mr. Chris in Kansas City. Have fun watching a Royals game! (See their activities on the Traveling Mom blog!)
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Sea World San Antonio is huge. First, it has added a lot of sections so there are a lot of things to see. Then there is a big waterskiing lake in the middle so to get around to a lot of the new rides you have to walk all the way around. And finally, they put San Antonio in a hot section of Texas so the walk always seems longer. Fortunately there is the occasional beer garden to raise your spirits!
We went all day Monday and then Tuesday morning until about 2pm. Then we visited the sleaziest Wendy's in the world before heading home. Had to rush home so Mike and John could review Batman Begins before seeing The Dark Knight in IMAX!
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|Sea World Trip 08|
Monday, July 21, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
So after preparing the torture devices they sent the electricity through me. Here I am up above going through it, the fools were dumb enough to record it on video. The Hague is going to have a field day with this one. Been to the Netherlands, good Doctor?
My M.O. from the outset was to not let off that it was hurting me in any way. I dropped myself deep into my zen trance state (actually this was good practice - I don't really use this much around the house.) I thought I was driving them crazy but it turns out that they prefer their torture suspects to sleep through the first 30 minutes.
After that things went crazy. Let's just say that not only do they wake you up, but the really try to make you flip out as well. They have strobe lights they put just 10 inches in front of your face and they fire on and off. Don't Japanese kids go into seizures from video games that do the same thing? And I thought they were testing to make sure I didn't get seizures! There is video of this in the vault by I will spare everyone. I'm not too proud of it anyway because I kind of lost it a bit. Next time you're by the house ask to see "A Clockwork Julia".
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
The key to the good night was Ella staying awake almost all of the evening. Not sure why she did, just just didn't fall of to sleep mid-bottle like she usually does.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
That gave us about 3 hours to kill at RDU. Nana Pat and Bill came over and picked us up and took us over to the local empty mall, where Lauren used the entire food court to demostrate her Can Can skills and skirt.
The flight back went fine. Miss Ella changed things up a bit and was the baby that was awake more. She nursed a couple of ounces for a couple hours. Julia pounded her 7 ounces and passed out for the rest of the flight!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
This is the island where we went with Alice and Larry and Ian, Jacob and Sarah. This picture is not quite up to date and is probably from a couple years ago. The Army Core of Engineers as redredged the channel right along Bogue Ct where all the houses are - so what looks like one big island is really two now. The new channel gets quite a currrent so even though it is only about 100 yards across you wouldn't want to cross it without a boat.
How do we know the specifics of the island? Ian and Jacob circled it completely. Well, not quite completely. Of course it is easy to walk the sandy beach, the hard part is the rest of the island. Everything else is grassy swamp, probably filled with snakes and other omnivores. So when Ian and Jacob wanted to circle the island they went down the waterway. On Google Maps it is the far right waterway on the island, closest to the new channel. They walked 1.82 miles all the way up that waterway and then cut back across to the west side of the island. The waterway starts as up to your ankles but then drops off. Ian had to walk the last part of it holding his cell phone up by his head so it wouldn't get soaked!