Hometime high point
Now we have no internet at home. Well… I guess I shouldn’t say that we have no internet at home because I was able to log on at one point at 24K which I guess technically is internet service… but let’s be honest I’m not going to be online if the best I can do is 24K dial-up. On the bright side – oh my goodness – do I have a lot to tell about this last home-time. There was laughter. There was drama. There was a life and death struggle against the forces of fate or whatever. There were new socks. So much to tell.
But the high point of the week for me had to be:
Our trip to major-nearby-city to spend the day with LittleOne and Chaos. Stace had to go get her fingerprints taken so she can renew her HazMat endorsement when she renews her license next month so we did that then spent the rest of Friday hanging out with the grand kid… and the kid, of course.
Went to the zoo and had a lot of fun. I’m not sure which was a bigger hit: riding the train, riding the carousel, or seeing the elephants. I feel certain that LittleOne told us though since she “talked” constantly. Unfortunately she is at that stage where — much like most rappers — you can only make out about one word out of twenty.
LittleOne wasn’t too sure about trying the merry-go-round at first, but once I got her up there and the thing started moving she was all over it. I feel fairly sure that she would have been just as happy to spend the rest of the day just switching from animal to animal every time it stopped. We rode four or five times and never got off the thing, but then they closed it down for the day so we had to go look at some animals.
As it turned out, by the time we had taken several round-trips on the train, as many whirls on the carousel, and sneaked outside the main gate to smoke, we really only had time to explore one area and stop by the gift-shop before they closed. We sat right outside the gate smoking and looking at the map while trying to decide which area to visit.
The biggest hit from the train – based strictly on how many times LittleOne squealed and pointed while yelling “baby” excitedly – had been any toddler or infant in a stroller, but we couldn’t very well just follow young children around the zoo the rest of the afternoon. Since it had been the second biggest hit from the train, we decided to head off to the elephant enclosure. The elephants were a big hit. Not as big as children in strollers or anything, but she seemed pretty excited nonetheless.
After hanging out gawking at the elephants for a while it was time to stop by the gift shop and hit the road aka if Grandma Hedon doesn’t get a cigarette soon Fernando is going to go ballistic all up in here and scare all the animals. So off toward the gate we marched. The clear winner in the gift shop was a little elephant backpack which was only about eight million percent over-priced so it was all good and everyone left happy troopers. Sleepy… but happy.