As happens every year, this summer is flying by, and I don’t seem to have much to show for it.
We’ve had a lot going on at the hotel. Obviously some families are starting their summers off with a bang. I love to see it, but it’s a good reminder I’ve got nothing going on. And neither do the two college boys who have taken up camp in our house this summer.
So this past “weekend”, I drug the boys outa bed. “We’re going on a field trip,” I told ’em. First stop was Sugarfire BBQ, a new restaurant right down the street from my hotel. Figured I better test it out myself since I send people there all the time. I had a great lunch of brisket and pulled pork with a side of fries and green beans. The boys tested out the baked beans and the potato salad. And we all came to the same conclusion. Delish!
From there, we made our way to Grafton, IL, a small town along the Mississippi River. Grafton has been the home of the Nina and Pinta replicas for the past few weeks and they were only going to be there a few days longer.
The ships were very interesting to see, and the crew had some great stories of Columbus’s adventures along with their own. Both boys mentioned they’d love to be apart of the crew. Hubby and I jumped at the chance to send them off to sea, and grabbed a crew member immediately. We asked tons of questions and figured out what they needed to do to join.
Chip is still showing interest in joining and has filled out an application. Although the ships have left our area, if he’s asked to join, he can pick it up where ever they’re docked.
All that’s left to do now is sit and wait. Chip has lots of practice with that. Amp too for that matter.
Is it too early to be ready for school to start back up?