Well, it has been awhile since my last post, so I will have to pick up the pace. I had some insane idea that I would be able to post from my friend’s house when I was in Ohio for the last few days. Of course the opportunity to ask really never presented itself. If I was making more money I could have had a laptop with me, but as a poor substitute (no pun intended…) I am still trying to afford a new desktop to replace my old 1.1GHz one that stopped working last year. Yes, I use another’s computer to do my blogging and other stuff.
Well, Ohio was entertaining, at least when we could decide on something to do. On Thursday I was able to get some use out of my new phone with the camera feature. I have yet to see if any of the pictures actually look any good full scale. Once I transfer them to the computer I will show a couple of them. Anyway, we were at the Toledo Zoo even though it was an overcast, somewhat rainy day (especially in the late afternoon- we got soaked!). We were one of maybe a dozen families there enjoying the day. Many attractions were closed but for some reason it still cost me the same $10 it would cost to enter on a bustling summer day. Not all were closed, so we still saw a large number of animals. Again, pictures will follow. At night we watched some Office episodes and split up to go to bed.
The following day was the day of indecision. We went to Defiance (yes, as in The Prizewinner from…) for the day and besides eating and playing some Highway 66 mini-bowling we did some shopping of all things. The bowling was definitely different than the full-scale version, but I was just as bad at it. If nothing else, the shopping was good social time. Speaking of social time, once we got back their friends started arriving shortly after (they were invited- they weren’t those sort of friends…) and we played a couple of games while the kids watched TV. Finally, after bearing our souls in one of the social games I left for home (about an hour and a half after I wanted to, yes the game was fun) and didn’t get home until after 1AM.
At least the traffic was good, even through the city, until I encountered a bottleneck where the expressway was bottled to just one lane. I have no idea what was going on- there were many trucks lined up on the other side of the highway but the side I was on was recently finished road work and so looked excellent. Were they doing a late night inspection to see if the job was done right? Anyway, that only lasted for a couple of miles so after that there were no problems. I quickly got some things unpacked then I got ready for bed, so again, no post.
Today I was busy for much of the day so I am only now finally getting to the blog. Well, time to end this post so hopefully you will get in some happy reading!
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Funny, I got home after 1:00 too. I only had a 20 minute drive.
Ok – next time you visit YOU are in charge of planning things and speaking up about what YOU want to do! Thank goodness we had the Toledo day all planned out or it would have been TWO boring days of shopping instead of just one! 😉
Hey, I *did* say it was good social time! 🙂
And remember I also suggested laser tag and paint ball, but noooo… 😛
Next time mini-golf will be open, and probably a better movie selection too.
Strangely enough, I got home @ 1Am, also. May 22nd promises to be a good day for a movie.
Hehe… I am sure the girls would love a paintball in the eye. Maybe we could aim them at select teeth of Taylor’s — problem solved! But seriously, dunno how much the girls would like PaintBall/Laser Tag. Would be difficult to run around the arena with a baby in arms and I wonder if they’d even let a pregnant lady play. Seems like a liability.
Next time I will have some extra xBox controllers ready from some Mario Cart / Mario Party action.
Via emulation I take it?
J: What’s on May 22?
I’m putting in a guess for the new Indiana Jones movie – don’t know that it’s going to be for kids, is it pg or pg13?