Here is some of the stuff that's been happening.
We left home and drove over the mountains. It was gorgeous.
|snapshot out front windshield|
I love driving with Adam. I love talking and laughing and listening to music. He told me all about soccer which led us to talk about the soccer player that is a biter. (?) followed by (!) and then a little more (?)
That led to me telling him about when I was in second grade and a boy with some disabilities bit my back while we were playing kissing tag at recess because he didn't understand. Adam said, "Kissing tag?"
I said, "Yeah. Kissing tag. Didn't you ever play kissing tag?"
I explained to him about how the boys chased the girls and if they caught them they kissed them. The next year I remember playing kissing tag and some of the boys brought ropes and would rope the girls then kiss them. This was all a little astounding to Adam and I guess looking through grown up eyes it is. He made a comment about gender roles in my school. Yeah.
In the defense of Wells Elementary School, the teachers did put a stop to the rope thing...
We went to Banks Lake which is by the Grand Coulee Dam. The Grand Coulee Dam pretty much knocked my socks off. (Although I didn't take socks and I had to borrow Adam's when my feet got cold and they looked funny and saggy on my feet.)
It was huge and impressive and did I mention huge? It's hard to grasp how big. It's as tall as the Space Needle though. Also, you could take the concrete from it and make a four foot wide sidewalk that would circle the world twice. So yeah, it's big.
To give an idea of size, I pointed out where the people are in the picture:
Adam's family was all at the lake too.
It must be said that I am a square peg in the Davis family of round holes. I am not a good swimmer and I don't particularly like water or boats or wave runners. Misfit city and I'm the mayor. They are all very kind to me about it though.
I wasn't going to get involved at all but was convinced to go on the pontoon boat. It was more fun than I had anticipated. After a few hours I was ready for terra firma though. Adam shuttled me back to shore on the back of a wave runner. Wave runners sort of terrify me but I tried to be brave. I drove to a small park and found cell phone service and spent some nice time catching up with my sisters. After that I stationed myself all dry and warm to read my book. Adam came by on the wave runner and convinced me to hop on and go a little ways down the lake to where the rest of the family was.
It didn't matter to him that I'd changed into my jeans and was dry and warm. I finally relented and rolled up my jeans and went with him. As a bonus, my get-up managed to entertain everyone immensely.
|I stole this picture from Whitney...she'd put it on Facebook.|
Maybe not though.