Thursday, August 12, 2010
But of course if you are longing for the satisfaction of reading some flip-offs, definitely do head over to Kludgy Mom and read hers...and link up, if you're a blogger.
ANYWAY...this post? This post is about something that was a LONG time coming for me.
I'm talking about the Coast Guard Festival.
I live less than 30 minutes from Grand Haven, MI where the annual Coast Guard Festival is held. It's kind of a big deal. There is much festival-ness about it, and for good reason! The Coast Guard is a very important part of our Armed Forces! And here in Michigan, living on the lake, we rely on them for search and rescue, but nationally the protect our waters! They are a REALLY big deal, so it's pretty awesome that we have this festival right here on our own turf to honor them.
And I? Had never been to the festival.
My friend Missy--you know, my super fantastic talented beautiful friend, Missy? This one right here? Yup, her family lives in Grand Haven and goes annually. She decided Sluiter Nation must...MUST...attend the festival this year.
So we did.
So...we moved on to the FOOD!
And I ate them too fast to take a picture. Sorry.
Please notice that we sat near the middle because that is supposed to be the least scary spot. Also notice the small girl sitting next to me? Yeah, stay tuned about her.
So now you can see that I was holding on for my life. This? was terrifying. It was high. I don't like heights. I screamed. A lot. And that sweet looking girl next to me? She MOCKED me.
Tiny Girl: Wait. Are you SCARED?
Me: It's SO HIGH!!!!
Tiny Girl: Really? This ride is really not scary. You should go on the ZIPPER! That is scary!
Me: ARGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! (because I can clearly NOT have this conversation right now while the pirate ship is trying to kill me).
As they were standing there in line, I almost vomited just watching the thing squeal and turn. And Missy told me that Jeff was all excited because NO ONE that they ever take to Coast Guard will go on this thing with him. Oh boy.
How is vomit NOT going to occur? I just don't know. Especially after those corn dogs. Oh those corn dogs.
Yes, we are officially their Coast Guard Festival buddies from now on. Just based on the Zipper.
When it was over? He fussed. He wanted more.
And so, we traveled home.
But we will be back. Because the Coast Guard? Is important. And when they have a Festival? They serve great corn dogs.
Oh Hey...Another Guest Post:
So I am over at Tie a Little Ribbon today. Krystal is all kinds of cool and funny and hilarious and when she asked me to guest post, I just couldn't say no. It's fitting that she runs this post today, after I have been a guest this week. So head over, leave me a comment over there, and show Krystal some Sluiter Nation love.