I saw a film today, oh boy...
Well I don’t know how you’ve spent the last weekend of summer so far but the Bauman family has been burning up the days with a final flurry of hot activities. It all began with a Friday evening at the local ballpark taking in a Dragons game with our good friends Glen and Judy. The hometown heroes won and it was a good time for all. I’d tell you more about it but I was sworn to secrecy and unfortunately all the details are off the record.
Saturday morning began with breakfast at the Waffle House. Soon afterwards we were off to the suburbs of
Our next stop found us in the Travel Smith Store where I purchased a new Safari Vest. All the great writers I’ve ever seen pictures of are wearing them so it just seemed like a perfect fit for me. See the Grey one on the mannequin on the left? That’s the one I got and it makes me look just like Hemingway in
Oh, Felicia got some new jeans...
Our final stop for the day found us at the Cincinnati Mills Shopping Mall. We did some exploring (I can say that because by now I was wearing my new Safari Vest.) at Steve and Barry’s where we went hunting for rare finds amongst the new Sarah Jessica Parker line of quality fashion. Oh yes, we were going after the big game. We found some really cool items for Micah but little in the way of high couture for Felicia or me.
Just before a break for lunch we concluded our morning adventure with a brief foray into to wilds of Babies R Us. It was indeed a jungle in there but we did manage to capture a good deal on a Bumbo for Micah. For those of you not familiar with the device it allows a little one to sit up and enjoy the benefits of a vertical perspective. (See how fancy my erudite phrases of prodigious prose are becoming now that I’m wearing my Safari Vest?) He loves the chair and it is lots of fun watching him as he sits and watches television in it.
Our final stop yesterday was the Bass Pro Shop. We enjoyed a fine lunch of Bison Franks, Big Jim’s Survival Slaw and Pete’s Pickled Toenails. No, it was not Felicia’s first choice of quality cuisine, but I was the one wearing the Safari Vest after all and as such it entitled me to order food for the both of us. After lunch I spent some acclimating my son to the joys of camping. As you can see from the digital photograph he clearly loved it. Unfortunately the Bass Pro Staff were not so nearly enamored when he started the campfire. After that our visit was cut rather short and we were forced to make a hasty exit.
What adventure would be complete without a little sight seeing? Living in the cultural cornucopia that is
Sunday was another Dragon’s Game preceded by dinner with our very good friends, Tom and Karen. The game was simply the best one we’ve been to all season long. We got to see back to back to back home runs. Yeah, it was completely cool. We got to watch the Red’s number one draft pick, Drew Stubbs, go 0 for 5 and inspire no small measure of hope for
Whew, it has truly been a fun filled holiday weekend and I think my tired little family could use a break. I got up early this morning, did the dishes and cleaned up the house so Felicia could get a little rest. As you can see from her baseball game photo it is clear she needs some time off to recuperate. I hope everyone had a great Labor Day and now that summer is over can we all get back to some serious blogging?
Oh, did I mention my upcoming birthday on the twenty-fourth of this month and the inevitable flood of fabulous presents I know are headed my way from all of my readers?
You guys are just too good to me...