Thursday, August 31, 2006

Brace yourself

Ok so it's a cliche. Campbell got his bands and wires today. He was excited for about 2 mins then it became clear to him that he will have these for a year or more.

Kerry allowed him to pick whatever colors he wanted, so he picked red and yellow - McTeeth just what we need.

I don't think that anyone on his soccer team even noticed. The team name is 'Sharks', so he wants blue bands at his next appointment in 6 weeks.

I just hope he doesn't pick black - Oreo mouth. Yech!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Happy Birthday

We took John out for his 40th. He got chicken fingers - who would have guessed?

His lunch was 100 percent spider-free.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Near the end

We are nearing the end of our road trip. Today we went to see the Grand Canyon. The weather was perfect, clear and not too hot. The views were amazing. The boys stayed back from the edge (that's for you Pop).

Our hotel for the final two nights is this caboose. The boys love it - they sleep up in the top.

We should be home Sunday - then I'll know how far we've traveled.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Where not to eat

We ate at Rod's Steakhouse 11 years ago. We decided to eat here again with the boys. The food was great, but the service was, well bad does not come close. First everything was slow, then it got slower, then they took our dishes and it took them 15 min to bring the bill and another 5 before I went looking for it. When I found it the OWNER said our waitress it busy, no sorry for the wait nothing. Then when I went to put my card in my wallet she got all rude (more so) and grabbed it from me - she told me she had a problem with a stolen card, so I showed her my ID, she did not care, she wanted to compair my signature with the card. After I signed she grabbed the slip before I could add a tip.

Take care of your shop and it'll take care of you. Oh well the food was good.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Cadillac Ranch

On our way from Amarillo to Albuquerque we stopped to see the Cadillac Ranch. It is a collection of old cars planted into the ground. You may spray them with paint or just look. We did not have paint so we just looked. There were about 15 others there with us at 9am, a good crowd for a quirky attraction.

From the Ranch we are on our way to see another capital - Santa Fe.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Coming soon to Valencia

We stopped to take a picture of a roadside sculpture, when I spotted this handy machine. You never know when you may have an out of hours bait emergency.

We did not purchase any bait, but the sign said that it was of the highest quality. The machine dispenses 5 kinds of bait.

We need some of these soon.

Effingham IL

We left Effingham the same way we arrived: driving past a 190 foot tall cross. We had a great time meeting all the family. The boys enjoyed playing with their cousins.

We think we may return next year for the reunion.

1.42 Mr Jays

When ever Cooper sees somthing tall he always asks how many Mr. Jays is it? This statue of Robert Wadlow is life-size and stand 8 feet 11 inches tall. Standing next to it made me feel small.

The town of Alton has quaint and has an amazing bridge.