Saturday, July 11, 2009

Trip to the Lighthouse

Don was on call so I thought it would be nice to do something I thought would be entertaining with the kids. It had been really hot so I decided that the best thing would be to venture out early in the morning so that we could enjoy ourselves without sweating. What could be better than a trip to the lighthouse? Apparently a lot of things.

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The kids were not keen on being there and plodded along reluctantly asking "do we have to go all the way out to the lighthouse?" Being the stubborn individual that I am I said "absolutely". After using all of my tricks: count the boats, look at the seagulls, etc. they were most entertained with the idea of playing dead on the X that we found that marked the spot. Liam is a natural. Catherine's pose is confusing, perhaps she was told to put her hands in the air before she was "ended". We'll never know.

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We did reach our destination to find many colorful thoughts written all over the lighthouse. Fortunately for me Liam cannot read. Unfortunately Catherine can. After a discussion of what things should not be written or repeated in public we made our way back.

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After promises of strawberry shakes to whomever would stop complaining about the never-ending walk, we reached the car. Tell me again why I bother trying to come up with adventure ideas?

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3 comments:

Meg said...

i especially like the last photo where the naughty-do-not-repeat-ever words are cleverly displayed. photoshop does wonders ya know...although i suppose we never would have known exactly what catherine was exposed to that day. :)

Jane said...

Believe me, I left them there for your benefit. Wouldn't want anyone to miss out on the filth.

Don said...

Stay classy, Manitowoc.