Wednesday, August 7, 2013

a great trip planned.

a little secret about me...i really, really, really like to plan trips.
i did not know that about me, but a few years ago, i realized that i really liked to discover and organize trips to new places.
i really haven't done too bad of a job yet....
until this past weekend.
and there is NO disrespect to the city that we went to....if planned in a different fashion, it would have been fantastic.  i am sure.

we went to hannibal, mo.  the home of mark twain.
the girls and i have been ready the jr. novel of tom sawyer for a few weeks.

we thought this may be a great trip.
and it was.
we saw that there was a parade the weekend that we were to be there....i love parades as much as fireworks, so it was a perfect deal.  the parade was approximately 8 minutes long. kid you not.
we went to cave...i had no clue there were assigned times for tours.  we had to wait more then an hour for the next available tour time.  we were NOT planning on the cave tour to be so intense...meaning it was a tight space.  eeks.
we could not find a place to eat for lunch. there was a corvette show on main street and as far as the eye could see, there were corevettes.  so every available lunch spot was PACKED.  we walked into a cheese and sausage shop that was completly empty.  red flag number 1...  the man that greeted us was a little (well very) creepy.  and offered the girls a cheese curd on the end of a steak flag 2.  we ordered sausage, cheese curds, two sandwhiches, and two drinks...the total bill-30 bucks.  eeks.  we sat down and started in on the cheese, sausage, cracker delight.  the crackers were so stale they were spongy.  gross.  the girls wolfed their sandwiches down....adam and i could not finish our lunch.  i RARELY lose my appetite-but i thought i was going to lose what little lunch i had eaten all over the table.  we left.  abruptly.
adam and i were really aggervated.  we contemplated going home. just packing up and going home.  but we still had a riverboat ride and another night of swimming planned.  we couldn't disappoint now.

we headed back to the hotel to take a quick breather...kate found an old dirty sock under the hotel bed and put it on adam's stomach.  adam, being the neat nick he is, kind of freaked out...everyone was howling and was hysterical.  for me.  everyone else like i said, was screaming.

next stop-boat ride.  that was awesome.
followed by dinner-at a nice restaurant outside of downtown hannible.  our trip started looking up.
it wasn't horrible.  it wasn't great, but we can say we did it.   and that is a good thing.
~chat soon.

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