Friday, August 29, 2008
Other than that, we've been absorbed in the Olympics. We even got our TV hooked up again just to watch. I have to admit, it is inspiring. And devastating and suspenseful and infuriating and thrilling and all of that. I have a hard time believing Usain Bolt is that good without any chemical assistance, (and I'm not a fan of his attitude), and I can't get over Lolo Jones' disappointment. Of course the gymnastics and swimming are fun to watch, but I still scratch my head as to why some of the other "sports" are included. Some of the announcers get a little annoying, too. But it's fun to be a fan of sports for two weeks out of every four years.
Friday, August 22, 2008
In June 1995, as KVEW-TV reporter Mychal Limric was doing a news story on beekeeping in Kennewick, Washington, the bees took an apparent liking, or disliking, to his hair gel, said the station’s news director. The bees attacked him from a hive 50 feet away. Limric was treated for more than 30 stings on the scalp and face. He was the only person there who was stung.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Here are Alex and I being underwhelmed in a hurricane booth.
Alex attempting the rock climbing wall.
And Benjamin's attempt.
Charlie enjoyed the "Bob the Builder" exhibit.
Benjamin is the tiny red dot standing under this dinosaur.
Alex braving the bed of nails.
The boys spent that night at their cousin's house and we met up with them the next day at the Santa Monica Pier. This is one of the touristy type places that I've never been, and I was surprised at how much fun it was. I kept telling Ryan that it was better than Magic Mountain. It helped that there were no long lines and that the temperature was pleasant, and we found some free parking! I don't know when I became such a wimp about the heat, but few things get me in a worse mood than being stuck outside in a heat wave. But back to the pier, it's basically just a carnival, but cleaner and without the scary carnies. Alex suprised me by going on all the big rides. He said his favorite was The Dragon (one of those huge boats that swings back and forth- I think Shannon got puked on once on a similar ride at the fair), because it "tickled his heart a lot".
The view from the ferris wheel.
Then, last Thursday was our last beach day of the summer. A big group from our ward tries to go every week, and it's one of the highlights of every summer for us. This time we stopped at Bennett's Honey Farm on the way there and after the kids tasted eight kinds of honey they decided the Cactus variety was the best, so we brought some home with us. I didn't get a picture there but I did get a few at the beach.
Had enough? Okay, I'll stop.