Home Again, Home Again
Well, it seems that blogger isn't going to let me upload pics today. Maybe someday they will let me do what I want, but probably not.
We're back. Isn't it amazing how exhausting it is to have fun? I didn't really do anything but I needed a full day to recover! Tablerock lake was beautiful as usual. Branson was impossible to get around, as usual. We stayed at a different lake house than we stayed at last year, which was different from the house we stayed at the year before. So far they have all been nice, but with their own little quirks. This year's place the quirk was the driveway which was mondo steep. Jeff backed the boat down on Saturday so we could unload it and then we couldn't get the thing back up the drive! When ever you're in Kimberling City, I suggest you call Larry's wrecker. As a matter of fact, if you need a wrecker in Kimberling City you better call Larry's wrecker because he is the only one in town! Anyway, Larry was fast and courteous and only charged $65, which I thought was a bargain for the only wrecker in a resort town. So the truck and boat were out of the drive, the boat was put in the water and a fun lake time was had by all.
Ma (Kathy's ex-husband's mom) and Myrna (his sister) were there with us and we had some really great fish and fresh vegetables that they brought with them. And then one night we went to American Bandstand Theater (Ma's nephew Earl works there) and saw Paul Revere and the Raiders and Bill Medley from the Righteous Brothers. For those of you that old enough to remember, Paul Revere hasn't gotten any more sane. He has slowed down some but since he is turning 69 this year, I guess he has the right. It was a great show, especially since it was free. On our way, the kids were asking me what songs Paul Revere did and for the life of me, I couldn't remember a single one. But once the show started I could sing along with every one, which made Kathy poke me with her elbow several times. She always does that when I start singing along too loud.
Besides the driveway, the other quirk for this house was Sly the fox. Apparently we weren't the first to feed him, since he didn't really mind scooting under the railing and coming up on the deck if he wasn't fed fast enough. I do have pictures and if blogger will ever let me put them on I will put up not only Sly's smiling face (at least I think that was a smile.....) but also the kids playing in the hot tub and Keith, Shawn, and Jeff trying out Keith's hookah that Laura brought him from Qatar (yes, it was just tobacco in it, I checked. What was put in it after I went to bed, I don't want to know!)
I'm going to close this off. It is time to get dinner ready. We still have a housefull for a few days. It's fun but little kids are exhausting!
Be kind to somebody today. And make it a member of your family. Sometimes we treat strangers better than those we love, let's all try to change that!