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BernardandMissBianca
06-19-2009, 10:37 PM
Hey all, driving down the I -70l well DH is driving and I'm typing. LOL

We will be in Wichita around 1 am and will load Lilo in the morning before the rain comes. We are making a quick stop in Kansas City to see the Narnia exhibit then it's on to PrincessNancy's house. WAHHOOEEYYYY!!!!!

Weather's been good, had a bit of rain the day we left but it's been smooth sailing since. It's hotter then Hades though, I could do without that. Thanks Nancy for taking the hit on the T'storms today so we could have nice weather. :thumbsup2

So that's about it for now just figured I'd pop in since I had the internet card in, looking for hotels on the way out.

Oh and the photo theme for this trip is bridges!! Specifically erector set bridges.

BernardandMissBianca
06-19-2009, 10:39 PM
P.S. I got all caught up on my 365 album, that was a really good car project.

ksjayhawks
06-20-2009, 01:30 AM
Welcome to my area! You will go by the Olathe exits on I-35 south as you head to and from Wichita. I am on the Santa Fe/135th Street exit and then about 2 1/2 miles east. So wave when you go by!

It has been really hot here lately and humid!!! Not as hot as it will be in a month though, when we are in the 100's without the heat index added in! We have had some bad thunderstorms this week as well, but that should be over--maybe some rain tomorrow, who knows??

Have a safe trip and enjoy the Narnia exhibit. Let us know how it is.:cool1:

party of 3
06-20-2009, 09:11 AM
glad to hear you are having a good trip. enjoy that family time!!!

morgansmom2000
06-20-2009, 09:39 AM
Hi BAMB! Have fun with PN96!

lewdyan1
06-20-2009, 09:50 AM
Have a great time with Nancy! Drive safe!!!:wizard:

PrincessNancy96
06-20-2009, 10:25 AM
Sorry I had to duck out on your last night, the wind picked up, something went flying past the house and we headed to the basement.. it was more wind and lightning and than it was done... very random storms through the night that were nothing... no damage!!

Have fun at the Narnia exhibit... Now I'm off to get the kitchen/DR mopped...as I'm cleaning house for your visit.. DH is in town buying the door casings/baseboards for the living room.. (we still have the new drywall to put on the ceiling and crown molding but FIL is getting a lift for that and the regular ceiling is fine! but at least I'm finally getting trim work after 2 years!)
Keep me posted on the progress!!!! DH wants to know what I'll do today if you and I aren't txting... wait til we are together..they won't know what to do with us!

BernardandMissBianca
06-20-2009, 08:54 PM
Hey KSJH!! Stay safe, bad storms headed your way.

I told DH that I knew someone from the area. I was actually typing as we drove by! Headed back your way now behind the storms, great bit white cloud cluster up ahead.

Nan let me know when you need more remodeling done, I'll come visit again! LOL
I figure we'll text, we won't know how to talk face to face! :rotfl2:
I finally get to meet my BFF after 2 + years, how cool is that!

PrincessNancy96
06-21-2009, 11:08 AM
Hey!!!
DH thinks you are a goof!

Remind me to tell you about the RV place...
:)

lewdyan1
06-21-2009, 05:18 PM
So...how's it going???:)

PrincessNancy96
06-21-2009, 05:32 PM
Haven't heard from BAMB today...they were suppose to be going to the Narnia exhibit in KC!!!

tinkryansmom
06-21-2009, 07:40 PM
BAMB! Thanks for posting! Love the trip reports!

Have a great time with PN - hope texting across the room works out! LOL I thought that was funny!

Enjoy the rest of your trip!!

New England Eeyore
06-21-2009, 09:04 PM
Glad the trip is going well! Have fun with Nancy!

PrincessNancy96
06-22-2009, 06:44 AM
Txt'd with BAMB last night... narnia exhibit was cool! :) No photos though..

Should be here sometime mid afternoon.. we are doing laundry! LOL

BernardandMissBianca
06-22-2009, 07:16 AM
UN Freakin Believable!!!!!!!

FYI, St. Louis sucks the bigs one!!

Not 2 hours after DH leaves the car after doing some minor work in the trailer, someone broke into our car. Right in front of the main door to the hotel and the booth for the security guard.
She managed to chase them off but they did manage to bust the window, tweak the drivers lock and steal get this a bag of books. Granted it was about $400 in books but I find it kind of funny. I hope they learn something from The sisterhood of the traveling pants series and Wuthering Heights! I am pissed about one book though, Confessions of the Slacker Mom. That was a Scholastic book I got at the big regional book fair, not sure if I can find that one. I'll have to look at Amazon.
Stupid schmuckoids, like DH said either their dad wasn't around to beat their a$$ when they were kids or their dad just didn't care. And the cop said that the mom was probably only 12 years older then her kid and working 3 jobs to feed them.
It was funny I think she was more pissed then we were. LOL At least it was us and not someone who's stupid enough to leave GPS and laptops etc in the car. I had just finished moving over 12,000 pics to the new laptop, there is no way in hell I would leave it in the car.

Oh well, live and learn. We avoid the tornado in Kansas but couldn't avoid the stupid people in St Louis. On a positive note our room has a wicked cool view of the Arch! I'll post pics later! LOL

Thanks for listening to me vent.

DisneyIsTerrific
06-22-2009, 07:23 AM
Oh wow, BAMB! Sorry about the car break-in. I bet they were surprised to open the bag and find just books!!!!:rotfl: Have fun meeting PN96 today!

PrincessNancy96
06-22-2009, 07:30 AM
Ugh! I'm so sorry!!!
Yup, SL can leave a bad taste in your mouth!
Sure glad you all are headed this way and you are getting here early enough to get some good rest!!!!

Keep me posted!
See Ya Real Soon!!!

BernardandMissBianca
06-22-2009, 07:34 AM
now I'm a weird kind of person, I believe in a twisted form of eye for an eye. If I had caught them I would have made them read all the books out loud and made them write every word from every book. Talk about torture!!!

BernardandMissBianca
06-22-2009, 07:38 AM
Ugh! I'm so sorry!!!
Yup, SL can leave a bad taste in your mouth!
Sure glad you all are headed this way and you are getting here early enough to get some good rest!!!!

Keep me posted!
See Ya Real Soon!!!

Looks like we will be moving in! you'll be the talk of the neighborhood.

lewdyan1
06-22-2009, 08:18 AM
Aawww Buffy...sorry to hear about that!:hug:

Good news you can get your book for $1.00 on ebay right now!:thumbsup2
http://cgi.ebay.com/Confessions-of-a-Slacker-Mom_W0QQitemZ230350087877QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_Non fiction_Book?hash=item35a1ef66c5&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A1205%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

Have a blast today!:goodvibes

rlovew
06-22-2009, 09:21 AM
Sorry to hear about the break in- I bet if you gave us a list of the rest of the books we could find most of them cheap too- of course not having them on the car trip sucks!

Rebecca

MazdaUK
06-22-2009, 09:26 AM
Nice to hear how you're doing - but what a pain about the books! I take two books to work if I'm likely to finish the one I'm reading before I get back in the evening (two 40 minute train rides uses a lot of pages;) even without a bit of literature with my sarnies)

Oh, and I now have "Witchita Linesman" on the brain AGAIN - it took me a week to get rid of it after DH kept playing it on the computer (I even dreamt it!!):headache:

BernardandMissBianca
06-22-2009, 09:58 AM
Wuthering Heights (which I have another copy of at home but this was nicer)
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants book 2 and 3
Confessions of a Slacker Mom

DS12s books were:
Wizard Heir
Dragon Heir
Silvertongue

DS8:
Huckleberry Finn
Tom Sawyer
Moby Dick

I'll have to look through the kids bag which weren't taken, it's no biggie. I can find them later. Thankfully I have the receipt still so I can look through that.

OK headed out to eat and get out of Dodge!!! See ya soon!

morgansmom2000
06-22-2009, 10:28 AM
Oy, that's just wrong! At least you'll be having fun with PN96 and crew soon!

PrincessNancy96
06-22-2009, 10:33 AM
We can always hit Half-Price Books while you are here...

morgansmom2000
06-22-2009, 10:39 AM
We can always hit Half-Price Books while you are here...

That sounds like heaven! I love books!

Lisa
06-22-2009, 11:06 AM
P.S. I got all caught up on my 365 album, that was a really good car project.

I was telling Denni and Diana you were working on that during this trip. Diana is all excited about working on hers.

UN Freakin Believable!!!!!!!

FYI, St. Louis sucks the bigs one!!

Not 2 hours after DH leaves the car after doing some minor work in the trailer, someone broke into our car. Right in front of the main door to the hotel and the booth for the security guard.
She managed to chase them off but they did manage to bust the window, tweak the drivers lock and steal get this a bag of books. Granted it was about $400 in books but I find it kind of funny. I hope they learn something from The sisterhood of the traveling pants series and Wuthering Heights! I am pissed about one book though, Confessions of the Slacker Mom. That was a Scholastic book I got at the big regional book fair, not sure if I can find that one. I'll have to look at Amazon.
Stupid schmuckoids, like DH said either their dad wasn't around to beat their a$$ when they were kids or their dad just didn't care. And the cop said that the mom was probably only 12 years older then her kid and working 3 jobs to feed them.
It was funny I think she was more pissed then we were. LOL At least it was us and not someone who's stupid enough to leave GPS and laptops etc in the car. I had just finished moving over 12,000 pics to the new laptop, there is no way in hell I would leave it in the car.

Oh well, live and learn. We avoid the tornado in Kansas but couldn't avoid the stupid people in St Louis. On a positive note our room has a wicked cool view of the Arch! I'll post pics later! LOL

Thanks for listening to me vent.

that is horrible! but not surprising. Car breakins are pretty common at hotels. I bet the thief thought the book bag had a laptop in it. Imagine their surprise when they open the bag and find books. I bet you could find the bag not far from the hotel with the books still in it. As soon as they realize they have books and not an easily pawnable electronic device, they will dump it quick.

Safe travels up to IN. We are getting hit with a nice little nor'easter.

ksjayhawks
06-22-2009, 08:38 PM
Was your hotel in St. Louis or East St. Louis?

Sorry to hear about the breakin.

PrincessNancy96
06-22-2009, 10:16 PM
BAMB and family are safe and sound in Indiana! :)
Just back from dinner! We had a good time... Looking forward to our trip to the zoo tomorrow... My DH has to work but is meeting us for lunch! Ok, off to check the weather... its supposed to be in the 90s! Urgh!

BernardandMissBianca
06-22-2009, 11:35 PM
Was your hotel in St. Louis or East St. Louis?

Sorry to hear about the breakin.

not sure, I think St. Louis. I could see the whole arch from our room. Oh yeah, I promised a pic too! eta no plug for the camera so pics will have to wait until I get back LOL Anyway we were at the Hampton Inn.

BAMB and family are safe and sound in Indiana! :)
Just back from dinner! We had a good time... Looking forward to our trip to the zoo tomorrow... My DH has to work but is meeting us for lunch! Ok, off to check the weather... its supposed to be in the 90s! Urgh!

Loved dinner, all the kids stepped right into place pairing up. DS7 was funny, him and DD3 would not shut up!!! LOL DD3 even booted me out of my seat so she could sit next to Nancy.
You can see who are the chatterboxes though! The PN96's couldn't get a word in edgewise! The Blinks commanded all of the commentary.

I'm ready for the zoo but not the 90 heat!

joyah
06-23-2009, 07:31 AM
Glad to hear you 2 are having fun. 90 degrees send it to vermont please I want summer! We are finally seeing blue sky but it's still only going to be 70, we haven't even cut out first hay field and we should be on our 3rd by now. Tom's off to check to see which field isn't under water so we can start mowing. So if I disappear for the next 4 days I'll be in the hay fields.

Have fun at the zoo:)

morgansmom2000
06-23-2009, 07:33 AM
Have fun at the zoo!

PrincessNancy96
06-23-2009, 08:35 AM
Mornin'...
The kids were a hoot! DD3 was adamant that mom move and let her sit between us! :) DD3 reminded me so much of my DD years ago... even my DH said, oh my gosh, she is so our daughter made over... than he laughed hysterically and said he was glad someone else had this round! I must make sure my DD teaches the proper use of "stomp, stomp, SLAM!"

BernardandMissBianca
06-23-2009, 05:30 PM
Mornin'...
The kids were a hoot! DD3 was adamant that mom move and let her sit between us! :) DD3 reminded me so much of my DD years ago... even my DH said, oh my gosh, she is so our daughter made over... than he laughed hysterically and said he was glad someone else had this round! I must make sure my DD teaches the proper use of "stomp, stomp, SLAM!"

Oh don't worry she has that down already!!

Tell PJ I really appreciated her help today, it helped me keep tabs on DS7 since I didn't need to watch DD3. You're kids, even the extras, were wonderful and extremely well behaved. It really kept my monkeys in check! DD loves the "big girl"!!!
We never did get our pics though so we need to do that on the porch tomorrow.

BernardandMissBianca
06-23-2009, 05:31 PM
Glad to hear you 2 are having fun. 90 degrees send it to vermont please I want summer! We are finally seeing blue sky but it's still only going to be 70, we haven't even cut out first hay field and we should be on our 3rd by now. Tom's off to check to see which field isn't under water so we can start mowing. So if I disappear for the next 4 days I'll be in the hay fields.

Have fun at the zoo:)

you are more than welcome to come hay the field behind my house!!!! It's needed to be done like 3 weeks ago.

PrincessNancy96
06-23-2009, 06:29 PM
Oh don't worry she has that down already!!

Tell PJ I really appreciated her help today, it helped me keep tabs on DS7 since I didn't need to watch DD3. You're kids, even the extras, were wonderful and extremely well behaved. It really kept my monkeys in check! DD loves the "big girl"!!!
We never did get our pics though so we need to do that on the porch tomorrow.

PJ says anytime!!! :) The kids all raved on the way home how much fun they had... I'm sorry it was so hot..we usually don't have these temps til late July/early August... Your kids are great....DS7 is just very curious..I love that!!! The Blink kids are adorable and all so outgoing and talkative!! Now, I just have to hope my kids are being sociable... The kids are anxious to just hang out at the house and goof off tomorrow!! Yes, we definitely will have to get our photos!!! Which reminds me, I need to find the stanley photos to show Bear! LOL Tell eldest DS, I appreciate him being so tolerating of Bear..but feel free to belt him if the need arises! LOL

YodasMom
06-23-2009, 07:01 PM
Nancy and Buffy, I'm so glad you two were able to finally meet!! Sounds like you all are having lots of fun!

Isn't this weather a change?? It was in the 40's up here last week at night and it's 92 right now with 100 degree heat index temps!! Such strange weather. Hopefully, tomorrow's storms will stay away.

PrincessNancy96
06-23-2009, 07:30 PM
Nancy and Buffy, I'm so glad you two were able to finally meet!! Sounds like you all are having lots of fun!

Isn't this weather a change?? It was in the 40's up here last week at night and it's 92 right now with 100 degree heat index temps!! Such strange weather. Hopefully, tomorrow's storms will stay away.

OMG! It has been so nice!! It's great that everyone gets along and they all like to be around each other!!!

I'm afraid to look at the heat index! Buffy laughs at me because we don't have A/C....but we don't get this hot this early...and when we are hot.. my kids are in school w/ A/C, so I won't waste the money to keep me cool.

DH is off now to teach DD to parallel park... :scared1::eek::sick:

New England Eeyore
06-23-2009, 08:07 PM
I'm so glad you guys are having fun!!

YodasMom
06-23-2009, 08:26 PM
OMG! It has been so nice!! It's great that everyone gets along and they all like to be around each other!!!

I'm afraid to look at the heat index! Buffy laughs at me because we don't have A/C....but we don't get this hot this early...and when we are hot.. my kids are in school w/ A/C, so I won't waste the money to keep me cool.

DH is off now to teach DD to parallel park... :scared1::eek::sick:

I still had the heat on until last week!! AC is running now, though I keep it turned up to 78.

Ahh...Yes, parallel parking!! Good luck to all of you...LOL:rotfl:

BernardandMissBianca
06-23-2009, 11:23 PM
OMG! It has been so nice!! It's great that everyone gets along and they all like to be around each other!!!

I'm afraid to look at the heat index! Buffy laughs at me because we don't have A/C....but we don't get this hot this early...and when we are hot.. my kids are in school w/ A/C, so I won't waste the money to keep me cool.

DH is off now to teach DD to parallel park... :scared1::eek::sick:

I told PJ that DH would either teach her the hand brake parking or in the SUV and Trailer! She needs a Mini!
DS had fun with Bear he's just like Broken Leg Lady's DS7 who is also Bear. Those 2 are like brothers but DS12 said your Bear is much nicer then hers.(that's code for your Bear doesn't beat the crap out of DS12)

I'm spoiled with A/C, it really is DH's fault you know. He's the one that moved me to the south! Although when we got out of the pool today we turned on the heat in the room, we were shivering! And it was a nice walk back to the Steak and Shake cause we were all still on the chilly side.

DH wants the window guys there early so we can get moving but I'm hoping they come late so we can hang out. He wants to go to the Gulf Stream factory but it's like 3 hours away and totally in the wrong direction!! I think we will save that for another date.

Lisa
06-24-2009, 06:26 AM
PJ says anytime!!! :) The kids all raved on the way home how much fun they had... I'm sorry it was so hot..we usually don't have these temps til late July/early August... Your kids are great....DS7 is just very curious..I love that!!! The Blink kids are adorable and all so outgoing and talkative!! Now, I just have to hope my kids are being sociable... The kids are anxious to just hang out at the house and goof off tomorrow!! Yes, we definitely will have to get our photos!!! Which reminds me, I need to find the stanley photos to show Bear! LOL Tell eldest DS, I appreciate him being so tolerating of Bear..but feel free to belt him if the need arises! LOL

Aren't the Blink children sweeties? Princess Blink always cracks me up. Glad you all are having fun. :goodvibes

PrincessNancy96
06-24-2009, 12:57 PM
Well, BAMB got her wish! We were able to hang out for a while..the window guy is on "retirement movement" (aka SLOW mode!)... LOL
I hate to see them leave!!! The Blinks are awesome!!! OMG! Just adorable!!!!

party of 3
06-24-2009, 06:42 PM
so glad to hear that you all had a nice visit! :goodvibes sorry to hear about your car Buffy. that stinks.

PrincessNancy96
06-24-2009, 07:28 PM
BAMB and them are doing well.. they stopped off and did a little sight-seeing.... they are stopping for dinner shortly somewhere in BFE, Ohio! LOL
I'm telling ya, their new little toy is gonna be fun to see when it is finished!!!
BAMB, how did your photos turn out of the kids? I think mine turned out good; I need to upload them to the computer!

PrincessNancy96
06-24-2009, 07:29 PM
Aren't the Blink children sweeties? Princess Blink always cracks me up. Glad you all are having fun. :goodvibes

PrincessBlink is a keeper.. She actually calls PJ my big sister! So, Princess Blink will always be the one I go to when I'm feeling old because she'll be the first one to tell me how young I am!:love::rolleyes1

BernardandMissBianca
06-25-2009, 08:22 PM
Greetings from Hershey, chocolate capital of the world or as I like to call it, A little slice of heaven for girls. LOL

We had a trying time after getting away from Nancy's. We stopped to eat right outside of Columbus Ohio and saw some really cool vintage Cobras in for a rally in London OH, anyway it was 9pm but we figured we could get a few good hours of driving in before we stopped, big mistake!! There was apparently a golf tourny and something else because every hotel was booked including the dumps.
We finally found a place around 4 am in Bentleyville Pa, we slept til 10:30, ate a late breakfast at possibly THE WORST Cracker Barrel in the world then headed to Hershey. No real plan, we actually intended to head home but the kids want to see the antique car museum here so I think we will do that and see the Hershey Factory.

So that's it for now, we are going to head to bed early so we can get an early start tomorrow!

BernardandMissBianca
06-27-2009, 12:02 AM
Hey everyone!!!

Headed home tomorrow!! WAHHOOEEEYYY!!!!!!!

Apparently we had tornado warnings at home and mom called to say we have 3 blown circuits, so we think lightning might have either hit the house or the light pole in the back yard (overhead wires and a flood light). Yeah, now I remember why I've been asking DH for 7 years to take it down. :rolleyes:

So I will be coming home to blown fuses and who knows how much of a huge mess!

Anyway had a good day today, went to the car museum, very very cool stuff there! And went to Adventure sports to play putt-putt, rode go karts and bumper boats. We had a blast. I think we might run back by the car place because there is an outdoor car show tomorrow on the grounds of the museum.

See ya tomorrow night, hopefully from Blink!

lewdyan1
06-27-2009, 07:01 AM
Have a good last day of vacation!:banana: Drive safely!:wizard:

Lisa
06-27-2009, 07:54 PM
How are things in Blink town? Hope you didn't come home to any damage.

BernardandMissBianca
06-28-2009, 10:38 PM
No phone or internet (blew modem) thank goodness for the wireless card, and the boys TV died so we got a new one today. Other then that all is well. DH thinks the lightening hit the ground and went up the ground wires. ERGH!!

BernardandMissBianca
06-29-2009, 12:10 PM
YAY!!! We have internet back!!!!!!! :banana::banana::banana:

joyah
06-29-2009, 01:29 PM
yeah now we need to hear all the details you left out during the trip
welcome home.