Friday, June 20, 2008

Vacation!

Hey! I'm back from one of the best vacations I've ever been on. Well, putting all the crappy airline stuff aside. Our first stop was...

Indiana! Hung out with my family: Nana, Pop-pop, Uncle Bob, Aunt Gwen, Katie, Bobby, Jake, Uncle James, Aunt Vickie, and lil' Natalie. *Whew* We played video games quite a bit. Nana and Pop-pop took me to the Garfield store where I got a book and a stuffed Garfield. We also went to some rummage sales where I bought Casper on VHS, the Space Jam soundtrack, some little toys, and a vibrating piggy. (The pig was for Marie) There were some nasty storms though. We lost power and were stuck in a Meijer for a little while. Everything turned out all right though. Katie burned a copy of Linkin Park's Minutes to Midnight CD, so if any of you would like songs from that or Space Jam, just tell me, and I'll send them to you. Oh, my cousins and I had a summer Olympics! It was really fun. I got gold in Guess How Many and bronze in Horse, Air Hockey, DDR, Memory, and Guitar Hero. =D

Going from Indy to the Village trip was uber-crappy. Our flight was cancelled, so we had to wait 8 hours to get on a plane. Because of that, we missed the tour bus that went to the hotel in Virginia. Therefore, we flew to Virginia instead of DC and rented a car to get to the hotel. By the way, our luggage didn't make it either, so we had to go the next day completely without. We did get it eventually though.

Williamsburg was fun. Everyone was dressed up like the early settlers and people from colonial times, and they never got out of character. My favorite parts were listening to Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson. Oh, and check Marie's blog to find out about something hilarious that happened to Jevon. On the free day we went to Busch Gardens with the Streicher family. Marie, Corbin, and I went on all the roller coasters, even the Griffon! Those were some crazy rides. ^_^ Jevon doesn't especially like roller coasters though, so he didn't go on most of them. We got soaked on the Roman Rapids, which we rode 3 times by Jevon's suggestion. Haha, it was awesome. Except for the part where Connor, Austin, and Andy kept singing "White and Nerdy". I had that song stuck in my head almost the entire trip! Oh! Amelia taught me how to swim! I can now float, tread water, and do a frog stroke type thing. *Joy emanating from entire self *

DC ended up being pretty cool as well. We went to the Library of Congress and saw the place where they shot a scene from National Treasure. We also saw the Capitol building, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, WWII, and Vietnam Memorials, the Natural History Museum, the Holocaust museum (which was pretty worthless), the museum of historic and modern art, and the Presidential Portrait Gallery.

I loved playing and hanging out with everyone during the trip. Terry, Ian, Patrick, Dylan, Connor, Austin, Amelia, Andy, Jevon, Corbin, Timothy, and anyone else I hung with. Dylan and I played a dumb prank on Terry. He was at a comedy show with the Capitol Steps, and he and I brought the luggage to his room. He took Terry's underwear, put it in a showercap, and taped it up. I put a note next to it that said "Found in Bill Clinton's suitcase. Thought you might like it back." He didn't even notice it when he walked into the room. He just pushed it aside and started playing on his laptop. It was stupid, but kinda funny. I cannot count the number of Bill Clinton jokes that surfaced. It was ridiculous. We played Apples to Apples, watched really stupid cartoons, and played Pokemon on our Game Boys. Actually, that last one was just me and Ian...while everyone else laughed at us. Haha.

Thanks to everyone, especially Lori, for making this a most excellent adventure. ^_^

We plan to make a Flickr page with all the pictures people took, so be on the lookout. I'll post it once it's been made. =)

<3 Shellie

54 comments:

Acorn said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. I would have gone, but I was taking a class. Luckily it ends tonight! =D

yourface said...

Im jealous! That sounded really fun. They seriously have a Garfield store? I would have loved to see Jevon get hitched. I really want to go to some theme park at some point soon. Have you heard The night santa went crazy? Somehow i find that Bill Clinton joke fitting for Terry. O_o

WolfAngel said...

What type of class was it? Oh, don't worry, Ryan. People got plenty of pictures of the wedding. I haven't heard that song. Would you send it to me?

General405 said...

Did Jevon have anything to say about that? And that Bill Clinton joke does fit Terry.

yourface said...

Good i need to get some copies of those.

General405 said...

Now that it's 5 hours later I realized I forgot something. Did Marie make that new wolf picture for free?

Cheesymoose said...

I made that pic years ago. Shellie just asked if she could use it and I said sure.

yourface said...

Yeah I was gonna say thats a cool wolf pic.

yourface said...

Wow i cant believe i missed that 2nd part of Shellie's post. Ummm i think i can. I can try.

WolfAngel said...

Actually, Jevon had nothing to say about the whole thing. Even wehn we made comments, he just sat there. Thanks for the song, Ryan! I'll listen to it after my walk. =)

Crazydrummer said...

Ya, cool picture Marie! lol I can get any song I want now... but that Santa song does sound interesting.

yourface said...

That sounds like Jevon. But see the thing is that he only does that when girls are around. If it was me he would have jumped me. I do hope you like the song Shellie tell me what you think. Santa just a little too much to drink.

yourface said...

I feel bad Blitzen in that song.

Crazydrummer said...

okay now I'm curious. lol gonna have to find that song.

yourface said...

Yup its funny and most likely on youtube.

WolfAngel said...

Wow. o_O That was really disturbing. I think I'll stick with the classics. Like "Santa Clause is Thumbin' to Town" by Relient K. I'll send it to you. It's pretty funny.

General405 said...

Everyone go to my blog and post some times that would work for the next trampoline gathering. If you don't know what this is, the post explains.

yourface said...

The Weird Al one gets funnier the more you listen to it. The one you sent me is cool and the bits i can understand are good. But for the most part of that song i didnt know what they were saying.

Cheesymoose said...

Ditto.

Spiritwolve said...

First chance I've had to read this since DC. I miss all the people...

People...

At least there's this blog to talk with you all.

yourface said...

Ditto to the whole thing or just the cant understand the dude?

Cheesymoose said...

Ditto that I cant understand the dude.

yourface said...

Ok just checking.

WolfAngel said...

Here are the lyrics--

T'was the night before Christmas and up at the North Pole
Everybody's going crazy, everything's out of control
The toy shop is on fire, toys are melting on the shelves
And you can hear Mrs. Claus screaming,
"I warned you never trust those elves!"
Unless something drastic happens fast
Well say hello to the ghost of Christmas past
Because Rudolph's puking boughs of holly
And 'Ol Saint Nick ain't all that jolly
And the sleigh's in the shop 'cause it's broken down
But Christmas won't stop,
'Cause Santa Claus is thumbing to town
Santa Claus is thumbing to town
Very much to his disliking
Santa spent all night hitch-hiking
With a sign that reads "Ho Ho. Slow Down"
Santa Claus is thumbing to town

Every car just drove right past him
And they sped right out of sight
And Santa never got to ask them
To drive around the world in just one night
So Kris Kringle started walking
Through the snow without his sleigh
And shed a tear for every stocking
That would be empty on Christmas day
Unless something drastic happens fast
Well say hello to the ghost of Christmas past
Because Rudolph's puking boughs of holly
And 'Ol Saint Nick ain't all that jolly
And the sleigh's in the shop 'cause it's broken down
But Christmas won't stop
'Cause Santa Claus is thumbing to town
Santa Claus is thumbing to town
Very much to his disliking
Santa spent all night hitch-hiking
With a sign that reads "Ho Ho. Slow Down"
Santa Claus is thumbing to town

yourface said...

wow Shellie you must have listened to that song a ton. Or you use the internet.

WolfAngel said...

Well, I know part 1 pretty well, but, yes. I did use the internet. XD

Crazydrummer said...

well..... that's an interesting song. lol isn't it cool how you can find the lyrics for like any song just by googling it?

yourface said...

yes it is.

yourface said...

Have any of you heard Joel's joke about how Santa might have to legally change his catch phrase because some women might find "Ho Ho Ho" offensive?

WolfAngel said...

Dude, that's not Joel's joke. It's been circling around, like, forever.

yourface said...

Wow. Ok i feel stupid right now. I just heard it from Joel first.

WolfAngel said...

Naw, you shouldn't feel stupid. Ewwww...there's something clear and slimy on the keyboard... XP

Crazydrummer said...

clear and..... wait a minute..... on your keyboard?!? what the crap!

Crazydrummer said...

ya, I've heard that joke many a time as well. lol

WolfAngel said...

Well, it seems to be gone now. Thank goodness. =)

WolfAngel said...

The gooey stuff that is.

Crazydrummer said...

That is just too weird Shellie.....

yourface said...

Whats the barf emote?

General405 said...

This is interesting.

Crazydrummer said...

I don't know Ryan, but it certainly would be appropriate here. lol

Crazydrummer said...

haha did you just add Fang's blog to your list Shellie?

WolfAngel said...

Haha, yeah. I've been looking at it for a couple years now, but I just decided to put it on the list.

Crazydrummer said...

I see..... so you don't think he's such a jerk anymore? ;)

WolfAngel said...

No, he's still a complete jerk. Max, Nudge, Iggy, and even Total blog there. It has great information on anything Max Ride related too. So, like I said....total jerk...>=(

General405 said...

Keep in mind that if they didn't split up they'd probably all be dead.

Crazydrummer said...

Very true. Peter has a point there.
lol

WolfAngel said...

Just because it worked that way doesn't mean he isn't a jerk. And it wasn't bad that they split up, just that he was all over that arctic chick was sick.

Crazydrummer said...

Gosh Shellie, what is it with you and chicks? I mean, first you had a problem with the "pizza" chick, and now the "arctic" chick..... =P

WolfAngel said...

Well, these particular "chicks" happen to make me sick. *harumph*

Crazydrummer said...

Well, I still don't see why you (or Max) are upset with Fang. I mean, what do you expect when Max just flies off every time..... =)

WolfAngel said...

She loves Fang; she's just not ready for a relationship yet. And that certainly doesn't justify his gallavanting with other girls that he could never have a lasting relationship anyways.

Crazydrummer said...

doesn't it? ...... ^_^

WolfAngel said...

Um...no. What's the point in that?

WolfAngel said...

Not gonna answer? That's okay. I'll take it I won this discussion.