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|19 hours 17 min ago||Lemony Snicket||
The Lemony Snicket series, "A Series of Unfortunate Events" is good. My kids also enjoyed The World According to Humphrey series, about a classroom hamster that solves all the problems of his classroom kids in hamsterish ways.
|1 week 4 days ago||Also||
I forgot about Kensington Metropark, which is right off the 23/96 interchange, so about 25 minutes north of A2. There are beaches, boat rentals and a farm center, but no life guards. I have only been there for non swimming activities, but it is nice. We really went to Independence Lake for beach time, when we needed a quick local beach day.
|1 week 4 days ago||Independence Lake||
My kids always liked Independence Lake, which is about 20-25 min northwest of A2. It is part of the Washtenaw County park system. There is a beach area with a life guard and a separate splash park area with water slides. It's not the nice west Michigan sand, but it's sand and there is a nice shallow swimming area. There is a picnic area that is shaded as well. I think there are beaches at the Brighton State Recreation Area, which is slightly farther north and part of the State Park system.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Zip lines, ropes course||
There are 2 new zip line and ropes course places in the area - both part of the same franchise. One is in Frankenmuth and one in West Bloomfield. They are called the Adventure Park. Each one has different hours, so check before you go. Also, the Howell Nature Center has a ropes course and zip line, but you do need to call for reservations before hand.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||In D.C.||
When we were in DC recently, there was one titled "NSA Surveillance Van #3". So either someone is funny or the NSA isn't really sneaky about their surveillance.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||?||
And the past few years haven't? I rarely get excited to go to hockey anymore and we've held tickets for many years. Blah.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Stop!||
Stop making sense! I am so selfish! I want it back!
|17 weeks 6 days ago||So disappointed!||
I was suspecting that this was going to be cancelled as we usually registered in February. The longer we waited to hear, the more I thought it wouldn't happen. I was really excited this year and was ready to pay a steep price to get in, as I figured they would have to increase the price to keep attendance in hand. I will anxiously await the return of WFA, it was so much fun to meet the players and coaches and I hope we can do it again some day.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Devils Advocate||
Do they check the pressure of all the balls after all the games? Maybe they should. Maybe it's happening and we don't know it. Could be an interesting study. I think the refs should be spot checking between quarters.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||People don't understand||
because of conflicting information. Some reports say that the balls provided by the home team (12 game balls plus 12 back ups) are used first. Then if those aren't good, they go to the visitors balls and that the refs have to report every time they use one of the visitors balls. So, who is right? The people who yell the loudest?
|28 weeks 36 min ago||I wonder||
How long of a field goal you could make with a helium filled ball? The more I think about this, the more I think I've seen a Mythbusters on this....But I can't remember how it turned out.
|28 weeks 17 hours ago||Don't you wish||
That it was like the crime shows where blowing images up actually makes them clearer, too?
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Does he||
Does he bring enthusiasm unknown to mankind with those nuggets? That would have a lot of people interested.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Shit! Who am I going to ogle||
Shit! Who am I going to ogle at Football Academy! Damn you, Leslie T, for getting my hopes up!
|29 weeks 4 days ago||I don't know... Seems like||
I don't know... Seems like he's a bit over rated. We're going to have to see some abs. I'll report back after Football Academy.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||I love Boliver's avatar,||
I love Boliver's avatar, mostly because I love Will Ferrell, and we always need more cowbell!
|29 weeks 5 days ago||We are yelling and screaming||
We are yelling and screaming and jingling our keys at the same time.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||That's an unpleasant||
That's an unpleasant surprise! Glad I never got hit with one of those!
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Yes||
We still jingle our keys and people look at us strangely.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Worse than freezing||
were the people who would melt them with a lighter and they would stick in people's hair.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Actually...||
Iowa City has a robust Mormon community. One of the major roads in town in Mormon Trek Boulevard, as it was on the way from Illinois to Utah. It is very close to a major temple in Nauvoo, Il. Many of our good friends from IC are Mormons.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Re: Kirk||
You will name your child Kirk for 2 reasons: football, and because Riverside, Iowa, the future birthplace of Captain Kirk, is just a short drive from Iowa City. You will then attend Trek Fest annually and love it!
|30 weeks 2 days ago||We laughed about this with some Iowa friends||
When we met up with some iowa friends in November, we were complaining about the state of Michigan football, and they were like, "You guys complain too much, you'll be fine, just ride it out. Maybe Michigan will be like Iowa and give Hoke a raise." They are not happy about the situation, but realize they are stuck.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||When you go||
make sure you have an experienced person take you shopping for the proper warm clothes in advance - it really will make a difference. I used to hate winter, but now that I have proper clothing for cold weather, I love being out in the snow and am quite bummed we don't have good snow yet.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||We need a 3rd down coord.||
We need a 3rd down coordinator that isn't Mattison! We are terrible on 3rd down.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Some assistants||
Are young enough that their sons are in elementary or middle school, so it does narrow it down a bit.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||We'll be there!||
I'll bring the Maize Boys and maybe a Maize Nephew, too. It's a fun place.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Sounds great!||
Depending on the time, if you choose 12/26, I will bring my kids and maybe my nephew, too. Before noon would be great, if people can be up that early.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Only one big problem with IC||
The terrible smell. Trust me, I've lived there, it smells like farm. Otherwise, it's like small, old time A2.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Kayaks||
I would like to get kayaks for the family, but hubs isn't sure. We've been looking at kayaks for months, but he doesn't want to pull the trigger.