Thursday, May 29, 2008

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of that week We hung with Mom at Universal and Island Park Adventures while Dad went to his meetings. And then at night we meet Dad at City Walk just out side the parks and ate supper. Tuesday night we are at Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville. They had pirates walking around on stilts making balloon items. They asked us where we were from and then started making this Viking helmet for Dalton and Sword for Tanner. Then they had this volcano that would erupt and flow Margaretta mix. City Walk had lots of big name restaurants like The Hard Rock Cafe~ Emreil's and the NASCAR Restaurant. We also ordered one of Great Grandpa Elliott's favorite appetizer "Calamari". P.S. can you tell the Minnesota white is turning brown as the week goes on?

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

We interrupt these vacation pictures for a photo of Dad at bat. Last night he hit a single- a double and a triple. And to top it off we got to see someone break his leg sliding into 1St base Which Dad happen to be playing. Horizon Milling lost but it was fun to see Dad run the bases!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

On Monday we opened and closed Bush Gardens, Mom and Dad didn't even get to taste the samples at the beer garden. That day we all earned a blister on our feet. The park was quiet that day and we walked right into the rides with no wait. The boyz went from feeding the birds to riding the rapids with Tamara. Tanner wanted so badly to have the bird hop on his finger, but no the bird was smart and bit him hard. The boyz went on this wicked roller coaster that dropped 300 feet in the air reaching speeds over 60MPH. We are the ones in the back row screaming! We found another roller coaster at Island Adventure Park that went just as fast .......Check the blog later for those photo's.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Our 1St day we were in Florida we spent at the beach. Coco Beach is one of the most famous beaches in the state. I'm going to date myself but it's where Sargent Major found Genie's bottle in I Dream of Genie and Coco Pebbles DeSmet is the name WE have given our new niece/cousin who joins this world late September. Miles of white sugar sand beach along with these white Minnesota belly's spent hours playing in the sand and blue ocean water. The boyz enjoyed collecting sea shells and covering Dalton in sand. As we were prepairing to leave the beach we heard fire trucks and the sky's were turning smokey and that was the day the fires broke out in Florida.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The day we were at Universal we attended a taping of FEAR FACTOR. Pretty interesting to watch. It airs on one of the MTV cable channels now I guess. They dangled from cars 5 stories up in the air and ate ground up bugs,worm and goat milk. Some guy from the British army beat out a Marine on leave to win. We found it interesting that 65% of the vacationers visiting the theme parks were from other countries. Thanks to the week US dollar most of them were from Australia, British Colombia and Canada.

Wow what a vacation! We had 7 great days and 6 night in the sunshine state of Florida. We are glad to be back but very busy. With the baseball games, award banquets, work and the yard it's been hard to find time to get the blog updated. We've mowed the grass 2 times and it needs it again. We took over 2000 photos of our time in Florida and we'll try our best to get busy and get them on the blog. This one is of the boys at Universal Studios. Any guesses on the movie this character is from?

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

We finally have nice weather to set up the theater ball in the back yard for the boys. Three more days until we fly to Florida!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

We had a great night at the ball park. Tanner played in Janesville and Tabor's JV team played them at home. Tanner's team tied 7-7 and Tabor's won 8-1, rain postponed tonight's game but we are back at the ball diamond on Thursday.
We had a busy week with Prom here at NHS. The Freshmen and Sophomore parents are in charge of the after prom party & decorations. This year we traveled to the Orient. We spent hours on this dragon. We brought our water fountain and ponds in from home and filled them with gold fish. Tamara spent the night with the students taking photo's. It's been a very long time sense she stayed up till 6:30 in the morning.