(Does anyone else say "Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig" after getting home from vacation, or is that just my family?")
Everyone had an incredible time at camp. I can't say enough about Dry Gulch USA. All the high school and college age counselors that worked with our kids were wonderful. The facilities and activities were top notch. No one was ready to go home!
I missed a lot of drama by not riding the bus with all the camp kids. On the bus ride to camp, a boy got stuck in the bathroom. Something malfunctioned with the lock on the door and he was unable to get out. They had to find a place to stop the bus, and then pull a very distressed 10 year old out the bus window. I totally don't blame him for being distressed...my heart starts racing if I just think about being trapped in that tiny, stinky, hot little bathroom. Poor guy. He recovered quickly and had a good time the rest of the trip. The trip back home from camp was somewhat less eventful, but one little guy did get sick to his stomach right as the bus pulled into Lubbock. So all things considered, 8 hours in the van with my three kids listening to arguments over whether they would watch "Elmo" or "Cars" doesn't seem so bad.
While I was in Tulsa dropping off the kids before camp started, my grandparents took me and the kids to The Incredible Pizza Company. It was, well....incredible. It's like Chuck E. Cheese on steroids. They have bowling, go-karts, mini-golf, and bumper cars, as well as a huge game room and toddler play area. My grandparents discovered that on Tuesday's, the buffet is only $3.99 for seniors. It cracks me up to think of them eating there without any kids with them, but I'm pretty sure they will.
Our kids loved staying with their Grandparents, and I don't think they missed us at all. Among other things, they got to play with their cousin Connor, wrestle with Uncle Brian, play on a slip-n-slide, watch their Papaw play softball, check out books at the library, make picture frames, and go to the Zoo. It might take Papaw and Mo a week to recover.
I'm glad you had such a good time at camp! That poor boy who got stuck in the bathroom...that stinks...hehe. I am so glad we got to see you again! I'm looking forward to a fun girls night out when Lisa gets here! Oh, Incredible Pizza...was it hard keeping up with your kids? I heard that kids can get lost easily... just wondering!
Incredible Pizza: I pretty much kept my kids in the toddler area. It was well-contained with benches in the middle. I might not attempt it with just you and Mike...better wait until you have a friend or grandparent to go as reinforcements! :-) (Dylan did wander out of the toddler area briefly and give me a good scare...and friend from HS happened to be there and returned him to me!)