We had a nice weekend here in southern Wisconsin but Sunday was particularly nice with a high around 70. We took advantage and spent the majority of the afternoon outside. Amanda’s parents came over and Dan grilled burgers, brats and hot dogs to go with the sides that Amanda, Mary Jo and I had made: Macaroni salad, Italian pasta salad, fruit salad and baked beans.
The grand babies had a great time making chalk drawings on the driveway, flying a kite, playing football and playing with a new balloon game that allows you to blow up a long balloon and then launch it into the air and watch it travel all over as the air releases from the balloon since you don’t tie it shut. Lots of fun and laughter with that game!
Oh yeah…and we played Beanboozled, a game that I had gotten for both of our boys families and thought that they would play over the holidays with their friends. Boy did that backfire. They’ve both saved them til we could play too. Ugh!
Wondering what the game is like? Here’s a brief description from the internet:
“10 weird and wild flavors that look identical to 10 classic and delicious flavors. Think you can tell the difference between the sweet Coconut and pungent Spoiled Milk? What about delicious Strawberry Banana Smoothie and not-so-delicious Dead Fish? It’s a box of candy and game all in one! Use the spin wheel to decide what bean you eat. Will it taste great or gross?”
Boy, did we laugh while playing this one! Poor Alex…he spit everything out…we couldn’t tell if it was really a ‘bad’ flavor or if he just didn’t like any of them. Although…the canned dog food could be smelled from several feet away so we knew that one was one of the ‘bad’ ones for sure. Michael and Dan were able to mask their dislike of any ‘bad’ flavors they got. I was lucky and didn’t get any really bad ones…lawn clippings isn’t bad at all, y’all!
Monday night it was just Michael and I and the three grandbabies as their mama and daddy drove to Milwaukee to attend the Milwaukee Bucks game. We had pizza delivered and watched a movie until bed time.
We did some errands on Tuesday, the most important being Michael getting a MUCH needed haircut. He ends up letting it go so long he looks like the Shaggy DA. We found a itty bitty barbershop (Johnson’s) in Verona and the woman who owns it was really friendly and did a nice job on his hair. We’ll most likely go back while in the area.
We also decided to stop at a couple of furniture stores as we’ve been wanting to get a theater seat for the coach but hadn’t been having much luck. We finally found a couple that we liked and would actually fit in the space allowed. The drawback was that they would need to be ordered and would take 6-8 weeks to come in…which wouldn’t work for us as we’ll be leaving before then.
The salesperson was helpful and remembered that there was one in the style that we liked in the clearance area and it turned out we liked it and we got it for $1200.00 but it was normally $2600.00. We’ve paid for it but will pick it up next Tuesday when we have the coach back and are settled into a campground.
That evening we four adults went to the theater to see the new version of ‘Going in Style‘. I’d seen the original 1979 version (with George Burns, Art Carney & Lee Strasburg) at the theater with my dad and loved it. This version (with Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine & Alan Arkin) was good…and we laughed a LOT but I preferred the original…as I do with most movies. Still worth it to go see it, if you haven’t.
Amanda and I have worked three jigsaw puzzles since we’ve arrived and still have about 8 more that we can work on but will probably only get 1 or 2 done before we move back into our coach next week. Alex likes to check our progress as we work, Michael will sit down and work with us once in a while (especially if we’re nearing the end) and Dan LOVES to steal a piece so that we look all over for it and then eventually say, “DAN! Where’s the last piece!?”
I’ve gradually been working on firm up plans for the summer since we pretty much had to start from scratch.
We’ve made plans with friends Skip and Denise to meet up around Elkhart/Goshen the first weekend of June. I hope to take them to all the fun Amish spots around the area during the day and then we’ll go to the Blue Gate for dinner and attend the Air Supply concert there that evening. Can’t wait!
While in the Cincinnati area we’ll be attending the Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cincinnati Red Sox game among other things. I’m hoping to squeeze in a visit with RVing friends Ted and Donna as they will be in the area part of the time that we are too…just have to figure something out.