July 15, 2007

Not a Clone for the Energizer Rabbit

I am absolutely exhausted. Good grief.

On Wednesday we made our way to Tennessee and on Thursday morning we met up with Eric, who rode in the asexual mom-mobile, providing direction on how to get to the Tellico River, where my boys SWEAR they discovered a new species of water bug, or varmint as Eric says, getting a 'Huh?' in response from my three city kids.

There was a small waterfall in the center of one section of the river, and with shoes and socks thrown up on the river bed, the boys proceeded to try to 'dam it up' with rocks and stones. They spent nearly two hours, hunting crawfish, trying to stop up that river, and skipping stones. And about 15 minutes into it, Ringo fell in... and within an hour, all were suitably soaked.

It was a wonderful afternoon and I cannot thank Eric enough. Last year when he did this for us, one of us took a picture of the three boys hunting for crawdads. TGOO blew it up and its hanging in Hubba and TGOO's kitchen. Hanging on the Tellico river is something my boys love to do... it is childhood memories and you can't beat that.

From there, after the Mayfield ice cream tour, we made our way to Atlanta where we are staying at the Little House in the Ghetto with Mo and her husband.

We've done the Georgia Aquarium, played at Sissy's pool with Sissy and her little sister (and I got to meet her Dad, step-Mom and grandmother which was a treat!), Mo and I went to The Whole World Improv Theatre that was fantastically funny and I highly recommend (I'm in awe of the quick wit and talent these folks have), but we didn't drag in until some horrible hour like... 1:30 AM. Ugh. I'm only up that late if I have a vomiting kid.

This morning we were up and met Denny, Zonker, Holder, Shadowscope (and the Holder/Shadowscope offspring who were the greatest little girls) for breakfast (more on that later), then the boys and I did the Atlanta Zoo (the panda is cute!), then home to celebrate Mo's Beau's birthday...

And we leave tomorrow bright and early for our trek back to West Palm Beach.

Sleep. Is. Needed.

Posted by Boudicca at July 15, 2007 08:20 PM | TrackBack

Dang, didn't miss me by much, did you? I was up near the Tellico about 3 weeks ago, and I guess you passed a couple hours west of me on your way to Atlanta.

I thought I saw some green clouds on the horizon the other day...

Posted by: Ogre at July 16, 2007 10:24 AM

I had a great time yesterday morning, Bou. Thanks again for taking the time to meet!

Posted by: zonker at July 16, 2007 10:25 AM

It was nice to meet you, hope to have more time next time.

Posted by: holder at July 16, 2007 10:27 AM

A pleasure as well and I must say that both your and Holder's kids were very well behaved.

Posted by: Denny at July 16, 2007 11:31 AM

Holy crap! That whole trip sounds like some kind of Survivor Show.

Posted by: Mrs. Who at July 16, 2007 05:35 PM