Its Saturday and it is going to be a very long day. I’ve been resting from my last week paddling the Texas Water Safari. Both of the kids are at Camp Lakewood and we have to pick them up. So Danelle and I start the drive early packed for a wedding and headed to camp to pick up the kids. They both had a fantastic week but were ready to see us again. They knew we were going to a wedding, but also wanted to go home.
We drove about 2 hours south to Sikeston, MO where the wedding was held. There, we checked into the Drury inn and met several of our college friends. It didn’t take long before we were all in a caravan headed to Lambert’s Cafe for lunch. It always seems like a good idea to eat there. The portions are huge and non-stop, but its also just a little off. It isn’t somewhere I would want to eat at more than once every few years. Add to that the long line to get in and I’ve made my point.
With bellies full, we went back to the hotel to change into wedding attire. Then we were off to see Heather marry Keith. The ceremony was great, but boy were the kids tired!
The most important photo of the whole event is below, the group with Heather and Keith.
Back Row: Kendal, Danelle, Hogan, Keith, Sean, Mike Front Row: Candy, Melanie, Heather, Jennifer, Dawn
After the reception ended, we went back to the Drury Inn. There, we swapped stories and emptied beers till the wee hours of the morning.
Spring is here, and we needed to get out of the house. I had a few checks to take to the bank, so I brought the whole family along. Its a little over a mile walk to the bank. The kids were not completely into the walk, but I found ways to entertain them.
And how did I entertain them? With a phone booth… Not that they really knew what it was.
For Christmas, we got family tickets to see 2 Cellos. With both of the kids in orchestra, we though this would be a nice treat. The concert was at the Fox theater, which is also cool.
Here is a short video near the end of the concert.
I left the concert with mixed feelings. I was hoping for more of an orchestra approach. The concert started with an orchestra and quickly transitioned to the video above with the 2 dudes and a drummer. I’m glad to say I went, but don’t plan to attend any more of their concerts. They did play a minor version of Thunderstruck (the video that made them famous).