Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Field Trip

We had a busy day out and about today. First we took our new puppy for a vet check and it was so good to see our vets again as they are longtime family friends. They got a good laugh at the fact that we had gone from a Rottweiler to a Miniature Schnauzer. He had a good 'ole bark at a very large dog. We have always had big dogs and now we have a little dog with a big dog bark.

After the vet we did some shopping and had lunch; breakfast again as Kroger's had eggs 10 for $10 so we will have them boiled and poached and fried and scrambled and stuffed and....

We live near a river that has a big paddle boat on it. They have dinner cruises, mystery theatre and you can rent it for just about anything. Ever since my daughter was about 18 months old she has referred to it as, "The party boat" It has lights, sails in the evenings and looks so pretty and you can often hear the music from the shore. I had always thought there were 2 of them, but could not figure out how they would get 1 out and put the other in, so we went down to the boat launch and talked to one of the owners who let us tour the boat and explained how it was actually 3 pieces that were transported separately and then welded together. The reason it seemed like their was more than 1 is because they paint it every season and replace railing and smokestacks. (I took a picture with my Blackberry, but cannot figure how to get it off. bummer)

The owner told us that they are building a new paddle boat that is smaller and gave us directions to the shipyard which was about 30 minutes away, so we took the drive and it was very cool.

I finally broke down and bought myself a new set of pots and pans. Being the head of household can be so over-rated in these situations. LOL!

James started some spring clean up and pulled the grill out today. He also spent about an hour on the computer doing 3rd grade SOS Math and History/Geography. We are just trying to make him familiar with the program as he will switch to SOS next year.

All in all a very busy, beautiful day

1 comment:

Annie said...

I got some of those eggs, too! I always shop at Kroger now simply because they put the bargain prices on the prepared salads and vegetables. I even found a $3.99 loaf of rye bread marked down to .99 the other day! My eye is attuned to those orange stickers!