Archive for August 2014

Watervale Bingo Days 5: We're half-way there!

I swear Dave is happier to have hiked Green Point Dunes with me than this picture indicates.
Tuesday was an exciting day here at Watervale. It was windy, rainy, and chilly. I believe that the high was about 59, which meant that I actually put on socks. I’ll have you know that, although it was tempting, I did not wear them with my flip flops. I even slept in a wool hat,... Read more »

Watervale Bingo: Mark Your Cards for Days 3 and 4

Watervale Bingo: Mark Your Cards for Days 3 and 4
You know what the great thing about vacation is? The lack of schedule. There was a moment yesterday when I was standing on the steps of the Inn and asked myself, “what day is it?” That’s truly the sign that I’ve checked out of life as I’m accustomed to it and am fully engulfed in... Read more »

Watervale Bingo: Days 1 and 2

Watervale Bingo: Days 1 and 2
If you’re playing Watervale Bingo, the game I invented earlier yesterday, I hope you’re excited for the summary of my activities for yesterday and today. It’s been a fun-filled first two days with many adventures still to be had in the next eight days. On Friday, I left my house at 4:08 a.m. CT and... Read more »

Watervale Bingo!

Watervale Bingo!
Earlier today, The Woodlawn Wonder explained to ArkiLad that I was headed to my ancestral summer home, Watervale, where my family has vacationed for four generations (I’m the third generation). That sparked a whole conversation about Watervale and what I do while I’m here and sparked an idea: Watervale Bingo! What is Watervale Bingo? It’s a... Read more »

Dear DMV: Kiss my ass

Dear DMV: Kiss my ass
Dear DMV, Yes, what happened between us today is at least partly my fault. Heck, I’ll own 50% of it, but I really wish you could meet me half way on this one and recognize your responsibility. If you could have done that, our special time together could have been far more pleasant and we’d... Read more »
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