Memorial Day Weekend 2017

Memorial Day Weekend was spent at Beaver Lake. The night before we left to go down there, Deb and Grady said they were having difficulty getting all the trailers down so we volunteered to pull the dive trailer down for them. When we got to the lake, I had to giggle at the “big” truck pulling the little trailer. It’s a bathroom cleaner thing for campers but that sight just made me giggle so hard.

These 3 are back together again. Wow, did they make quite the team… they are the next round of shenanigan makers!

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Meet ‘n Greet

Last year when we went to Cozumel we didn’t have a Meet ‘n Greet. It was a “shop” trip and we all knew each other. Now I say that and I knew most of the people going this year, but not everyone. We have a couple parents going that are non-divers and this was almost more for them.

My mom is leaving for Hawaii in a few days and wouldn’t be back until the week we leave so we threw this together at the last minute to allow everyone to meet. It just so happens it fell on Easter evening, but that’s okay. Most all of us had all our stuff done in plenty of time to come, plus we didn’t need much food because we were all stuffed.

Now we’re all excitedly anticipating our trip!!

Day Trips

Yesterday we went to Kansas City. Why? Just cause pretty much. Karen had things she wanted to return to the Duluth Trading Company store up there and I like to go to Kansas City. I decided while we were there though I needed to twist her arm and go to the Farmer’s Market. They have the best Farmer’s Market up there.

Hubby makes the best candied jalapeños and that’s the best place to get them. We wound up buying 20# of jalapeños. Luckily we were planning on making jalapeños quickly because we had to take a few that were almost past where we should have been buying them, but hubby wanted 20# and we got him 20#’s.

I also giggled while at Duluth because most of the vehicles in the parking lot were trucks, mine included. 😆

Playoffs 2017 – Kansas City Chiefs versus Pittsburgh Steelers

This happens to be hubby and my second playoffs game to attend. This year though, it was a home game!! We were division champions which gave us a bye-week and then a home field advantage game. I wish I was in to baseball more than I am… but if you remember back in 2015 when the Royals were on their way to winning the world series, Kansas City was painted blue… well with the Chiefs in the playoffs, Kansas City painted the town RED!! Because remember, this is Chiefs Kingdom!

Initially our game was supposed to be a noon thirty (12:30) game, but we got notification a couple days before (if that) that it had been moved to a 7:35pm game. The gates opened for tailgating like 5 or 6 hours ahead of game where normally it’s a couple. It was CRAZY!

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Ft. Worth Bound!

Ah, the yearly pilgrimage to Ft. Worth, Texas. Every year is different, obviously. This year as I was playing on Facebook during the 7 hour drive I saw where you ask Siri “What are you doing for Christmas?” This was her answer.

If you play in Snapchat any at all I’m sure that you’ve seen you get the ‘Tis the season from the different states you’re in. I should have taken one from Missouri before I left but didn’t think about it. I can also tell you when you get right inside the Texas border, it doesn’t show up yet. So I feel bad for those people… I forget which town I was trying it in. It took getting closer to McKinney before it showed up.

We made great time. Usually we make good time but somehow we made great time. When we got into Ft. Worth we decided to go on and eat. We decided on Hoffbrau’s. YUM!

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Chiefs vs the New York Jets

We were back at it Sunday morning. Time to load ’em up and head ’em out… out to Kansas City that is to go watch our Chiefs play the New York Jets! I’d been watching the weather all week and we bounced around for Kansas City weather from 100% chance of rain to 60% chance of rain back to 100% chance of rain. At home we started out with a beautiful sunrise, but the clouds quickly ate the sunrise.

We loaded the Chiefs bus and headed toward KC.

On the way up we got a glimpse of the sunrise but then, it was gone and all we had was cloud cover.

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Super 8 {Metropolis, IL}

Last month we went to Mermet Springs to SCUBA dive. Mermet Springs is about 10 miles from Metropolis, Illinois. Now Metrpolis, Illinois is just across the river from Paducah, Kentucky, so that’s how we wound up going eating in both Metropolis, Illinois as well as Paducah, Kentucky. But where did we stay, because obviously we didn’t sleep in our truck, right? I’m so glad you asked where we stayed. We stayed at the Super 8 in Metropolis.

A few years ago we tried staying in another hotel and were kicked out at 2am. Why we were kicked out, well we were asleep so it’s not like we did anything. It was a screwy deal that I’d rather not rehash. But when we needed a place to stay at 2am, the Super 8 took us in with open arms. And I’d like to note that the hotel that kicked us out, the last 2 years we’ve been there, they haven’t had any cars in their parking lot. How they stay in business I’m not really sure.

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Ride for Life 2016

Last weekend was a busy weekend! Hubby, Abug, and I were able to participate once again in the Ride for Life to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. With the sale of our house, it was kind of iffy leading up to the week if we’d be able to go or not. It depended a lot on if we got moved, etc. We were mostly moved (minus the garage, we did that this week) so we decided to take a weekend off from life and go to the ride!

Jared had his camper down there so we had a place to sleep, they took a horse for Abug and me to ride (why we didn’t take one of ours, who knows, maybe that last minute decision of actually going), and away we went.  Earlier in the week we discussed what we were going to eat Friday and Saturday night. I mentioned Chicken and Noodles for Friday night. Deb said if we had that, we needed mashed potatoes. So the idea was born.

Thursday night I made up 4 batches of homemade noodles, then woke up Friday morning and my little helper and I went to work making Chicken and Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, and 2 pans of Biscuits. One pan was for us to eat Saturday morning, which oddly enough we wound up eating Friday night with dinner and the second pan was for the baked sale auction Friday night.

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