Let me register ONE MORE VOICE of irritation at Blogger for whatever they were doing yesterday to "fix" things - - - they sure did "fix" them.
Fixed a bunch of the comments on my previous post right into cyberspace where I may NEVER see them again.
Fixed THIS post right off of my dashboard where it was waiting for me to add "enthralling prose." I thought it was lost in the far reaches of the galaxy forever.
Low and Behold, tonight it resurfaced OUT of the distant universe and I can now add that prose that you are all just waiting on pins and needles at the edges of your seats to read.
Tuesday we traveled through Chicago into northern Indiana.
Fisherhubby made a "snack run" at a gas station and came out with THIS, which I thought looked suspiciously like a skinny poo.
Yes that IS my ULTRA WHITE foot up on the dashboard. Folks, when your skin can't see the light of day for months and months on the Frozen Tundra WHITE happens. Deal with it. ;-)
In Indiana we met up with our oldest, her hubby, and two of our grans. After eating supper with us, mommy and daddy turned around and headed back to their home. The grans stayed with us over night in a hotel.
Hotel = swimming pool to the grans. So, after dinner we suited up, including these cute little floaty contraptions. What will they think of next, and WHY didn't they invent these for MY children back in the day???
Then it was time to snuggle down in the big comfy bed.
Piper and Kamma spent a good bit of time in the pool, but Mackinley and Papoo opted for the WARMER hot tub. It was plenty big enough for toddler "swimming."
Don't let the "angelic" sleeping look on Mackinley's face fool you - - -
He was not asleep, nor even really resting - - - though SOMEONE ELSE was.
I guess all that soaking in the hot tub wore the SOMEONE ELSE out.
The next morning the kids enjoyed waffles for breakfast.
Firefighters staying in the same hotel gave them each a big red fireman patch.
Papoo and Kamma had eggs and bacon instead of waffle - - - well, I believe Papoo had eggs, bacon AND waffle if the truth be told.
Then we loaded up in the car and headed to "Consin" as Miss Piper calls our state. She was a happy little camper with a movie for entertainment - - - - and Kamma's neck pillow to hug.
We thought Mackinley, being five, would enjoy the sights and sounds of Chicago - - - being the first really big city he could ever remember seeing. He would give each new sight a cursory glance because - - -
He found "Angry Birds" on Papoo's i-pad a much MORE interesting view!!
We also stopped in the Des Plaines Oasis so the kids could experience standing over and looking down on the I-90 traffic.
They found the fact that there was a McDonalds in the oasis much MORE interesting than the cars and trucks rumbling below them.
Then we loaded back into the car and headed off into the wild blue yonder of "Consin."