Thursday, August 13, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Last Weekend of Freedom

The kids start school next week; The Teenager on Monday and the Man-Cub on Wednesday. We are planning to spend their last weekend of freedom at the lake with Chris and Jana, which, provides me with the perfect topic for this throwback, because, you see; we also spent the last summer weekend of 2006 with Chris, Jana, and the kids.

That year, we were in Salt Lake City at an amusement park, with a side trip to the Great Salt Lake thrown in for good measure.

The kids loved the amusement park, the lake? Not so much. In fact, to this day, they remember it as the stinkiest, most bug-infested body of water that they had ever had the misfortune of wading into. They would probably say that it was the stinkiest, most bug-infested body of water that they had ever swam in, except, the salts in the water irritated their skin so badly, they refused to submerge themselves enough to even float.

"It burrrrrnnnns!" (We heard that a lot)

It did give us an experience to look back on fondly, and Jana and I reminisce about it frequently. I think our favorite part was the part where, as we walked up to the water, the glistening black sand lifted into the air in what was actually a massive swarm of flies.

Fucking awesome.

For the record, we both squealed like girls and ran back to the relative safety of the (much less disgusting) sand closer to the parking lot, where we broke open a carton of mini wine bottles and proceeded to drink away the day while watching the children maliciously kick water at each other."Stop it! It burrrrnnns!"

Again, fucking awesome.

Anyway, I'm sure this weekend will be every bit as memorable as that weekend. The water will just be a whole lot less nasty.

 Phew! Stinky!

You think we should lay down and swim?
Nah, we're good.
 
Rinse this shit OFF! It burrrrnnns!
 
 You think we should help them?
Nah, we're good.
 

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