Vacation

Oct. 11th, 2005 12:41 pm
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Vacation rocked so hard, it wasn't even funny.  I'll try to post a reader's digest version.

  1. Spent from 9-4:30 on Friday in the car.  We got held up by bad traffic in MD twice.  I drove 4 hours of the trip, which is the longest I've ever gone.  Yay for me!
  2. Get to the hotel.  Holy shit, did Wendy ([livejournal.com profile] vermilionkiss) ever hook us up, and as a result, Torri ([livejournal.com profile] lvlystori), Tony ([livejournal.com profile] demon19733) and Jareth ([livejournal.com profile] jarethnorval) were able to stay with us over the weekend as well.
  3. Met Torri and Tony and Jareth (soo cute) and headed to Colonial Williamsburg to have a snack at a colonial tavern and see Cry Witch, a recreation of a witch trial.  Both were awesome, although I couldn't finish the strongest mint julep EVER.
  4. Had dinner at Tequila Rose, an authentic Mexican restaurant.  It was way yummy.
  5. Stopped at Farm Fresh to stock up on goodies.  They sold wine in there!  My mind was blown, almost as blown as seeing rice in the salt shaker at the restaurant.
  6. Busch Gardens all day on Saturday for fun at Howl-O-Scream.  Rode more rides than I thought I would, including the Big Bad Wolf.  It wasn't that bad, my nerves are so shot that it almost sent me into a panic attack.  That's ok because all the haunted houses almost gave Wendy a panic attack, and Torri didn't look so good going through the one she came in, either.  We got back to the hotel around 12 or so, and well, tired?  Not the word for it.
  7. Went to a BBQ place called Pierce's for lunch.  I had a burger and got yelled at because it took so long, and because I ordered a burger in a BBQ place.  It's just what I wanted!  Unfortunately, the Sanders crew had to leave after lunch.
  8. Headed to Colonial Williamsburg with Wendy and "accidentally" took the tour of the governor's palace.  We had a walk around the town, picked up a couple of souveniers and met up with Christina ([livejournal.com profile] mekkoc), who was cool as shit.  Maybe it's something in the water down there?  Not sure. 
  9. Cracker Barrel for dinner with Wendy and Christina, then Chris and I hit the road.  He decided to take the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel back, which in my opinion, took forever when it didn't need to.  We pulled off on our way to VA Beach into a ghetto someplace to get cheap cigs and he took over the driving around 11:30, somewhere in Northern VA.
  10. Chris hit a deer with my car.  He woke me up out of a dead sleep yelling about it.  I didn't want to open my eyes, I thought it was going to be totalled.  But Chris amazed me.  There's like 3 scrapes, there was a little bit of deer hair on it and it took out my foglight.
  11. Got home and crashed about 3AM Monday morning.
  12. Got a sinus infection and ear infection on Thursday, resulting in my not moving from my bed for most of the weekend.  Fortunately, I feel much better now, but my antibiotic is making me way sleepy.

and now, for pictues )

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My vacation started off with going to see Chicago and Earth Wind and Fire with my Mom on Friday night. It was actually a really good show, I was surprised. The bass player in Earth Wind and Fire was nuts! He was all over the place on stage. It was sort of boring for me because I think I only knew maybe 5 songs between the two bands. (I finally know which song 25 or 6 to 4 is.) It was worth it though, to see what a good time my Mom was having. I haven't seen her that happy since Joey was born. She got her first concert T shirt ever too, more like a night shirt, but she's been wearing it all the time and really likes it.

Sunday was the dreaded bridal shower. First of all, the place was not worth $15 a person, nor was the food. Worst chicken parm I've ever had. It was cold, and the sauce was seriously just canned tomatoes on top of it. No seasoning or anything. Now on top of the bad food and crappy room, they double booked, so here we are in the middle of the shower and in walks a birthday party. It wasn't so bad, because they just ate while we were eating. But when Sarah was opening her gifts, they tried to seat another party. My Mom was all over the hostess for that one, and they were promptly removed.

Bonnie did most of the greeting of guests and searching for the waitress while Ruthanne sat on her ass and did nothing. I guess Ruthanne just doesn't understand being a maid of honor afterall, especially since the day before, she called Sarah and told her that she wasn't getting her hair done with us because she spent too much money on the shower. Also, she wouldn't be with Sarah until the church, because she had to drop gifts off for somebody's baby shower. Man, if you're maid of honor, you just can't do that! She's lucky Sarah showed up for the shower, because she was rightly pissed, and the story to get her there was that it was Ruthanne's birthday party. What I don't understand though, is that we've all told Sarah to just make somebody else maid of honor, and she won't. She actually told Ruthanne that she would pay for her hair if it was such a big deal. My sister proves more and more each day how much of an ass she is. Nicole sat down and had a talk with her though and made Ruthanne cry, so I guess it all evens out in the end.

Apparently, there was trouble in paradise on Sunday. Jean told my Dad that if they didn't get announced together, she wasn't coming to the wedding. She said that two years is long enough and she should be recognized. Um, everybody knows that she's the slut my Dad left for, she doesn't need more recognition.; Also, she's nothing to Sarah, so why should she be announced anyhow? Sarah's pretty pissed, but she's afraid to say anything because my Dad might take back the money he gave her.

Well Jeannie apparently is a light weight and figured she would deal with this by drinking at the shower. About 4 Belvedere martinis into the shower, while Sarah was opening gifts, I hear her say to my Mom, "Barbara, I'm really drunk." I was really worried there would be a scene in the middle of the shower, but there wasn't. Nope, that was later. We hung around the bar for a bit afterward, and Jean went to the bathroom. When she wasn't back in half an hour, my Dad asked me and Sarah to go check on her. She was wrecked! She couldn't stand up straight and was using the paper towels as a rope to keep her from sliding down the wall. We got her back and she proceeded to lock my Mom in a bear hug and tell her she wished things were different, then goes after Chris. I was outraged! You stole my Dad from my Mom, bitch, don't even go after my man! He got away from her and we left. My Dad stopped by the house, but Jean didn't come in because she was passed out in the car already.
Vacation details and pictures )
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So vacation starts on Friday with the Chicago/Earth Wind and Fire concert. Yippee! Ok, so that was sarcasm, but it's my Mom's very first concert and she's 56, so I'll fein enthusiasm for her. Sunday is the dreaded shower of doom. We told Sarah we had to go to a Parent/Student brunch at La Salle and she seemed to buy it.

Monday is business day. Get my license renewed, sleep a bit, do our wash. Then take the trail of death. otherwise known as Route 42 over to the shoe place in Jersey. That should prove to be interesting, considering I think half the bridesmaids and my Mom are coming with us.

Tuesday we'll be heading down the shore, but I'm not sure what time. I'm not which shore point, either for that matter. It's a free trip. Chris' best friend Scott's parents have a house down there and since Scott will be there, we're meeting up with him on Tuesday and spending the night and Wednesday there. We don't know what time Scott will be going though, so if it's late, we thought we might take in the aquarium during the day.

Thursday we'll be going to Gettysburg. Chris has never been there, I like history and we can do everything there for a total cost of $14. Not a bad deal. We'll spend the night at my Dad's friend's house, then head into Duncannon on Friday. We used to go and stay there when we were younger, and I haven't been up there for probably about 10 years. It's a really neat little town, with this antique store/museum called the sled works. It used to be a sled factory, it's not just a clever name. We're going to have lunch at the Red Rabbit, which has the best burgers EVER. No, seriously, it's worth the two hour drive just for one of these puppies and I'm not quite sure why I haven't already done that. I've considered it a lot, but never actually done anything about it. To top off our day, we'll be going to the Titanic exhibit in Harrisburg then heading home.

Nothing too excited, but it should be a fun relaxing time. Most importantly, it will be cheap. We're trying to get my Mom to go with us upstate, but she hasn't given me an answer yet. She loves it there and doesn't get to go anymore because my Dad is a cunt, but if you read my Live Journal, you already know that.

I feel kinda bad for Sarah. We have our differences and stuff, but she's still my sister. According to RuthAnne, only 30 people are coming to the shower, so that actually means only about 25 actually guests. There's 6 bridesmaids. Almost nobody bought her anything from her registries, which is a shame, because it's not like she asked for anything that outrageous or overpriced, like I thought she would.

Maybe she'll get lucky and a lot of people will wind up shopping on Saturday.

I'm out for now. I've discovered that I'm definitely allergic to the acrylic they use to do my nails and I have horrible blisters on my fingers. I cannot describe in words how badly it hurts to type. Almost to the point that I don't believe I'm doing it, but not so bad that I totally can't. I think I'll play with my scanner for awhile, seeing as I finally hooked it up and that only uses a mouse.

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