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Monday, May 15, 2006

Hey, I've figured out how to make different topics! Now I can take Susan's advice and post different topics for each day.

To catch up. We went to the Vickesburg Military Museum which was really cool. The Martin's proved themselves to be miraculously spontaneous for such a large family. They went with us, and I think Dennis and I must be related somehow. So many concurrant interests. The sunken ironclad was, to turn a phrase, neat-o!

I mentioned Tyler, Texas in another blog. Texas: The Other Middle East. It's big. It's brown (but not as brown as it has been in the past). It takes a LONG TIME to drive through Texas...

Albequerque was okay. The kids were introduced to the wonders of Denny's. Our room was in a corridor that turned the already strong wind into gale-force winds. Nor was there grass, so when Rainey needed to do his... business (from every end, the poor thing) the poor guy was hopelessly confused. Nor could he figure out what room was ours on his own, which is a first. We're not sure he's going to make it to Seattle. I don't think he's in pain, but extremely uncomfortable. Amazingly, he gets sick only when the kids are somewhere else or asleep, so they don't know quite how bad he is.

The trip through New Mexico and Arizona was incredible. The kids have settled into drive time (a very effective threat "Kids, get along or I eat chili for lunch!" No problems.) Aly had been complaining that the landscape never changes, so our trip through the scrubby lands of the Latino Sun had her yelling "I love road trips!"

Flagstaff, AZ is very cool. We spent some time at the pool and wandering the town. Rainey sleeps most of the day, and he's never been so passive, so leaving him in the room hasn't been a problem. Tomorrow we go to the Grand Canyon (or as the Texan's would say, "that thing? We have pot holes bigger than that.") Don't know how much we can do, but look forward to finding out!

See ya!

(This thing has a spell check button but I'm confident it doesn't work. Sorry.

5 comments:

Jennifer Lightfoot said...

This is hilarious! How fun!

Hey, quick question from the girls at home...how do the TVs work? *grin*

Rob said...

Not sure, really. They only work with Videos and DVDs. No TV. The bedroom one has to have the TV and DVD turned on.

The schoolroom tv has to have the vcr, tv, and dvd on to play, but only Ben knows how to make them work right.

Sorry. :(

Rob said...

Not sure, really. They only work with Videos and DVDs. No TV. The bedroom one has to have the TV and DVD turned on.

The schoolroom tv has to have the vcr, tv, and dvd on to play, but only Ben knows how to make them work right.

Sorry. :(

dawn said...

Ahh, Vicksburg. My last memory of that was giving myself a concussion there on an eighth-grade field trip after falling in a hole left by an uprooted tree while running down one of those hills by the visitor center. I think the trip was all day but I don't remember it!

Sorry to hear about Rainey. I'm glad he's at least with you guys and not missing you.

wilcoxfamily said...

Hellooooo? Anyone out there?

...Am I the only one who wonders, when friends go to the Grand Canyon and aren't heard from for a few days, if anyone fell in?

:)

Hope you guys are doing well!