Thursday, March 5, 2009

Journal Jar STRIKES Again!

Recall an outstanding family trip or Summer vacation you experienced as a child:
((Can we do a fade back since it was so long ago?))

Actually, my parents were divorced as a young child. BUT, there were two separate trips that I found to be most memorable. The first one was a camping trip that my mother took us on. We went to Arkansas for a week. Little Rock was so impressive - I remember walking through a haunted bath house. Pretty neat. But, that's not the most memorable part of it. Oooh no - it was the lake and the nintendo incident.
The Nintendo incident occurred on this trip, where my mother asked my brother to pack up his things before we went. She didn't check things out and when we got to the campsite, it turns out that Cameron had packed his nintendo, and nothing to wear. Maaaaaan, shoot my mama was madder than a disturbed hornets nest. It was terribly funny but at the same time, not funny at all... Depending on which way you looked at it.
Ooooh, but that wasn't going to stop us from having fun. My mom is awesome. She rented a "party barge" and a wave runner, and we spent time out on one of the clearest, cleanest lakes that I had ever been in. At one point I dropped my sunglasses in the water and they sank to the bottom, but we were able to still swim to the bottom and see them well enough to find them. Best lake... really. I loved that place.
Now, there is a slight side story in dealing with this party barge and that darn waverunner. Cameron somehow managed to figure out how to do donuts on that thing. When you do one Juuuuuuust right, it makes a huge wave and gets everything soaked. So, here's the scene - all the girls were up on the party barge and my mom was serving everyone lunch. Cameron was out on the water on the wave runner... not too far from the boat - but far enough away that no one would get wet.

(Disclaimer - those in the above picture are not members of my family... now, we will proceed). Lo' in the distance, a speck of a waverunner - coming up on us.... It was Cameron... and he was comin' on fast... My mother was sitting in her chair watching him and saying that he better not come up on the boat that fast... then cameron turned the wheel and a Spray of water went everywhere - my mothers sandwich was drenched and in the water... I remember that bread floating along - it was so funny... One of the most memorable vacation moments...

Then there was the story of Six Flags, the Family, My Dad, and a flip flop. My dad took all of us kids to Atlanta Georgia and while we were there we went to Six flags. (My favorite ride at that park was the ninja). So, my dad wore his flip flops ... I guess so his feet wouldn't be hot or something... who knows. I mean, I know how it feels when you go on water rides and you are wearing sneakers - sucks... all the squooshing and slooshing all day... Anyway, whatever the reason - he wore his flip flops.

Along come Ashley - who continues to walk behind dad, and during the day she steps on his flip flop heel. He told her to knock it off - oooh but she just couldn't help herself. It had to be the flippity sound or the floppity sound - one will never know... but she stepped on his flip flop and it broke. Dad was flip flop less...

oooh but it didn't end there... then he spent what seemed like an eternity looking for another pair of flip flops. I don't remember what happened - or if he bought some from the gift shop or what... but I will never forget the snap of that shoe... oooh man... too good.


Aislinn said...

I completly forgot about the flip flop incident or the wet sandwich incident too! You've got a great memory! After you started mentioning them then I rememberd, but couldn't have recalled it alone! GOOD TIME, GOOD TIMES!

Erik said...

Ah, there's nothing like a good memory!

Erik said...

Actually, Christy said that!