Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Or, at least, I hope my absence from the blog makes you miss me. I missed the blog terribly, however, circumstances beyond my control – mainly the flu and Spring Break – made my posting goals unattainable. But enough about me…well…wait, isn’t this blog my venting spot?

So Spring Break brought all the craziness and wild times that you associate with a college student’s thoughts of Spring Break…just with a much more mature focus. No there were not any wild keggers, but we did have trips to the hospital, rental car issues and drama. Not so much the relaxing vacation this Mommy desperately wanted.

Back story (yes…all I can think of when I hear/type back story is Dr. Doofenshmirtz from Phineas and Ferb): My father has been dealing with eye issues (broken blood vessel in one eye, torn retina, eye surgeries). In addition to all of the eye issues, he is always concerned about this blood levels (he takes blood thinners daily). Two days before we were supposed to leave on break to Wisconsin, he has eye surgery for the second time, on what was supposed to be his check-up day. Luckily, he was given the all clear signal on Friday, with the stipulation to take it easy and no swimming. Have you met my father?

Day 1
Everyone is packed and ready to head to our first destination, The House on the Rock in Spring Green, Wisconsin. We all load into the van and actually leave on time (HUGE!). With all 6 of us in the van, it was interesting, but I thought it would work out great. My hubby could drive, leaving my dad to rest, and we could save on gas. Plus, A & B travel great! After a while, it was my hubby driving with Gpa in the front seat relaxing with his head on a travel pillow; A and Gma in the 2nd row (one playing her DS and one reading); with B and I in the back seat sleeping. We didn’t even have unscheduled bathroom breaks and were able to meet hubby’s aunt and uncle in Wisconsin almost on time!

After a great lunch (with goodie bags for A & B), we headed to House on the Rock (HOTR). Did you know you walk 3+ miles? It was amazing and so weird all at the same time. Pictures to come soon – but there was no consensus on which was the best part. The Infinity Room or the carousel? The dollhouses or the musical instruments? The whale?

HOTR was a great adventure that lasted about 4 hours (and hopefully I lost some weight). But all that walking made everyone hungry, so we headed back to the hotel and out to dinner. And that’s where things got interesting…
To be continued….
Jean Anne

1 comment:

  1. Glad to have you back! Can't wait to hear what happens next!