Sunday, June 19, 2011

Zippity Do Dah

For Christmas I had the bright idea for my dad and I to go zip-lining for his Christmas gift. Six months later on Father's Day, we finally got to go! It was very fun. We first crossed 7 swinging suspension bridges. I think that was more unnerving than the actual zipping. It looks like a really long way down!
Dad was of course, very calm on his turns. I, on the other hand, couldn't figure out who was breaking the peace of the forest by screaming so loud. Then I realized, the scream was coming from me. :)
The first run was a little scary, especially as I ended up being first. The next three were smooth sailing and so fun.
It was a very good way to spend Father's Day I think!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Many Faces of Riley

Patient Riley
Thoughtful Riley
Smiling Riley
Sorry. I just can't resist. He's too darn cute.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Meet Me in Margaritaville

A month or two ago, David got us tickets to see Jimmy Buffett in Dallas. At the time, it seemed we might not be able to go due to his work schedule, but miracle of miracles, his new job started and it turned out that we COULD go!
The party going on in the parking lot is always very entertaining. We wondered how early some people must have arrived to get all set up in their RVs and trailers and tents and... It is just a crazy place!
Please ignore my weird hair (humid and windy) and focus instead on the happy smiles of the couple seeing JB for the 6th (me) and 10th (David) time. One man had a poster saying it was his 43rd JB concert. I can't imagine!
The people watching is almost as entertaining as the concert itself. The guys in the fin hats are the "fin men" and are there in some sort of official capacity. Otherwise, the people dressed as pirates, parrots, cheeseburgers...well, they're just there for a good time.
It was an outstanding concert, as always.
On our return trip from Dallas, my phone rang. It was my dad, calling to tell us of a serious tornado warning a few miles ahead of us. We pulled off and waited for a while, then traveled on past Joplin. We saw the semi trucks lying on their sides on the highway and though how awful it looked. It was only in the days following did we learn that we learned that we were just about 30 minutes behind a devastating tornado that destroyed much of the city of Joplin. Our prayers and thoughts are with them still.