Saturday, July 7, 2012

Really Hot, But Dry Finally

Thursday cleared nicely but the heat and humidity continued to climb. This is very unusual for Michigan. Sometimes the water is still too cold to swim in on the 4th. No one here is used to this. We are, but it is what we were trying to get away from.

Kara had to have some "revision surgery" to remove dead skin and drain fluids so we picked up the kids, took them to lunch, and then went bowling. The humidity was so bad the lanes were not slick and it was impossible to slide on your left foot to deliver the ball. You just stopped abruptly. I asked for powder to put on the bottom of my shoe but the manager said no. I thought for sure I would topple end over end. I didn't, but it didn't help my game any. The kids had a good time. I won the first game, Ted the second. We came home and despite the heat Ted built a fire and we sat out very late.

Friday Kara brought the kids out and we went to see Brave. We ate dinner at our new favorite restaurant, The Romeo Diner. At 6 pm they were filled already. We stopped for a few groceries and to fuel up at Kroger's. Kara had 30 cents per gallon off and insisted Ted use it.

The kids stayed overnight with us. There is a large group with lots of kids camped here this weekend and both Sam and Morgan took off to play with them. Sam had all his Nerf guns for the boys, they had badmitton rackets the girls were playing with and someone gave them all a bunch of glow rings that Morgan played with until bedtime. Ted and I made up a plate of S'mores and Ted walked them down to the group.

We sat around the fire until really late and now it is 9:15 and they are still sleeping. We need to leave about 10:30 to take them home because we are meeting Karen and Dave, friends from when we stay in the Rio Grande Valley. We are looking forward to seeing them.

Tomorrow we head out for Marblehead, OH. It's a new park for us. I hope we like it and find plenty to do. Our sightseeing has been none existent thus far this summer and we have been gone almost six weeks.

"A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in."

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