Monday, August 3, 2009

Road Trip Weekend

What an awesome weekend we just had! Life seems to have been in non-stop motion since our vacation at the camp came to an end, and it's only going to increase at snowballing speeds as the month goes on, but that's okay. It's a good thing.

We went out of town this weekend for a cousin's wedding without our kids. It was one of those trips where- from the second you fasten your seat belt till the moment you roll back out of the van at the weekend's end- you feel like you never stop laughing. We went with my sister and her husband and met up with my other sister and her husband as well as my niece. Combine this crowd with some rellies that we don't see all too often and the result is: little sleep, late night runs for ice cream, big breakfasts, and lots of quirky family laughs.

The night we pulled into Milwaukee, we thought we'd just swing by a Wal-Mart to pick up some flowers for my Aunt's birthday. So, Ryan plugs it into the GPS and being the naive small-towners we are we jump off the freeway the sign of the nearest Wal-Mart. Turns out we pulled into a not-so-good section of town. Later my cousin told us when she goes to that part of town for work they give her an escort to her car. Oops.

Well, we finally made it to my Aunt and Uncle's house- picking up some flowers at a store nearly right on her corner- and decided to play a bit of a prank on everyone that was already there as it was dark and we were the last to arrive. So, as we're walking up the driveway I grabbed my cell phone and called my mom who was inside. I told her we were lost, gave her the name of what I thought was a fictional street, and told her I couldn't talk- that we had to try to get out of there. Turns out my "fictional" street name actually was a really bad street to be stuck on. My aunt was on the other end of the phone going, "Tell them to get out of there!" Oops, again. But this time it was worth it.

So without going into to much else, I'll sum it up: A happily married couple, good company and good foods- well, uh except for that spicy Asian chicken, and a radiator that didn't even need replacing. Oh, yeah- and a sixth anniversary for my husband and I on which he declared, "Feels like six months!" with great conviction. Successful weekend indeed.

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