Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I had the best time EVAH!!!

Oh yes. It's true. Took off for Iowa and had one of the best times of my life. And most certainly the best time in recent memory.
The drive was around twelve hours with numerous bathroom breaks and whatnot. Left at 5:00 am Thursday morning. I am sooooooooooooo not a morning person. Arrived around 5:30 pm that evening. It really wasn't that bad.
Arrived at the hotel. Said hello to K. *grins*
Unloaded the mega van. And thank God it IS a van. Because I swear to one and all that all our stuff would NOT have fit in something smaller.
So not kidding about this one.
We settle in. Grab some pizza. Chill out. The girls go and swim. And did I mention that the hotel had an indoor pool? Oh yeah. Baby chicken was all about the water.
K and I caught up. It was absolutely lovely. I'm mentally unfit to carry on any further conversation...I fall asleep. Further events from that night will not be discussed due to their delicate nature.
Friday, we went to the zoo in Illinois. Watched "Journey to the Center of the Earth" in 3D glasses. I think we ate at Applebee's that night. Saturday was shopping and watching "Wanted." That movie is a little iffy, but the girls enjoyed it. Great action. I'm all about the HEA. And it sort of had one, but not really. Ya know? "Journey" was fantastic!!! The girls said a couple of times they actually had to take their glasses off. *snickering*
Yeah. It was THAT real.
Oh! And btw, the BIG theater here in town is an eight. You can have eight movies showing at once. The one we went to in Iowa had EIGHTEEN!!!
I look at the monster building and mutter...Holy crap. That is soon echoed by Oldest Chicken as she glances out her window and sees what I see. It's a HUGE building. All flashy and pretty inside.
Quite excellent.
And we go shopping. And it's a lot of fun, but holy criminey I am TIRED!!! But the chickens are eating it up. They get new clothes and school stuffs and all that.
Spoiled, I tell ya. Flat spoiled.
I'll try and post pictures sometime later. I don't have them on this computer.
But all in was the best thing I've done in quite some time for myself and more than worth everything I did to get there.
Already planning my next one.


Lyvvie said...

Awesome to hear you're all having a brilliant time!

thanks for saying JTTCOTE was good because I kind of want to see that too, and it would be a Sassy and Mom thing. I didn't like the sixties version when the blond guy was chasing the pet chicken....upset me as a child.

So are you home now?

Rene said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. Glad you had a great time. My kids saw Journey and they liked it.

Ummm...we have a couple of theaters out here that have 30 screens. Unfortunately, they only have parking for 15. And you need to take a second out on your house to buy the tickets.

Mr. Me said...

Glad you had a great time!!! You definitely deserved it! Shopping is always fun!!!

I do have to kid you though, about the small town life... you think 8 theaters are big? We have a 16, 24, and 30 screen one all within a few miles.