Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Business took me to St. Louis for a quick in-and-out trip. I had almost no free time so I only contacted my former neighbors to see if we could grab dinner. It was great seeing my former house. It look as good as it ever did which makes me really happy.
Here is Zoe and Pente watching a movie.
Here is Rachel on the bed before we closed her in...
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
We had hoped to eat there too, but by the time the tour ended, the restaurant had stopped serving lunch. Boo.
The final day is the day of presentations. This year, Judge Dave again kept copious notes of each presentation. Presenters were judged on presentation, attitude, cleverness and other important skills.
Also not pictured this week was a heinous couple of hours when we played with the Bean Boozled. These are jelly bellies of the more horrific flavors including vomit, dog food, rotten fish, etc. There was a ton of laughing, lots of spitting out partially chewed jelly bellies, and scraping of tongues. It was a tie in my opinion that the worst was the dog food and the vomit. The rotten fish was pretty awful too.
Here is my initial and one for Dave that were decorated during the week.
As we always do, everyone got a memory book and we had a lot of markers, colored pencils and stickers to use to record our activities. As we also always do, we each presented our memories at the end of the trip - these photos are on the second half of this two-blog entry. Here we all are in the midst of our media and books. We had nice stickers, but Rachel demanded more and better stickers so we did have to head back to Michaels to get more. We learned she is a bit of a sticker hoarder (this was her first time with the books and presentation).
Here are the girls at the trail head. Happily, they did not find any rattlesnakes.
It was one of the best cakes ever - no lie.
We also watched many movies including Dumb and Dumber; Planes, Trains and Automobiles; Inside out; The Shining and probably others I've forgotten.
This photo is of Rachel's chef night. She made chicken enchiladas that were also devoured completely.
More in the second installment of this two-part blog...