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Monday, July 07, 2008

Blogger Vacation

Been a couple of weeks since I've posted. Took a little vacation from blogging.

Have you heard the new term, "staycation?" Since gasoline is so expensive and plane tickets so high, more folks are staying home for vacation.

But Deb and I took a little mini-vacation over the 4th of July to go visit our son Brandon and his wife Keshia in Muncie, Indiana.

Here's a pic of them in Kesh's parents' back yard where we had a cookout on the 4th.

We split the gas cost with Bethany and David by stopping in Nashville and teaming up with them. We have such a great time being with our kids and their spouses.

Ever played "Cornhole?" We did at the July 4th cookout.

Here's Deb and Bethany standing by one of the "cornholes." The idea of the game is to toss bags filled with corn into little holes on wooden platforms.

It sounds "corny" I know but it turned out to be a lot of fun.

Bethany and I teamed up and did pretty well. But a local couple who were friends of Brandon & Keshia were the champions.

Went to see fireworks at a local park that night.



The weather was so cool that the ladies were wearing sweaters!

I'm standing here between Deb and Keshia's dad Tim. He and I both like to tell corny jokes and believe it to be a part of the job description for fathers. Good guy.

I haven't been to see fireworks in years. Always hate to fight the traffic and the crowds. But everyone else wanted to go so I went.

We also spent time during the weekend watching 7 episodes of the mini-series that originally aired on HBO about John Adams.


I, Brandon, and David had read the book "John Adams" by David McCullough and had enjoyed it immensely. So we thought the series would be good. It didn't disappoint - and such fitting viewing for Independence Day.

We watched a few episodes per night, a few in the mornings, and even had to squeeze one in around the Wimbledon men's final tennis match.

Did you see the great match between Nadal and Federer?! Wow! We pulled for Nadal since he is from Spain and he finally won after a gruelling contest.

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