Category Archives: Holiday

Called Shot

So we go to this big resort thing that we got as a Wedding gift.  (More than a year later).  We had a lovely time but that is hardly the point.  What we did do was go outside for a walk on a little fitness trail they have surrounding the property.  Ashley did great.

As we got back around, the hotel has an enormous grassy area with fire pits, giant decorative rocks, games and other junk.  And it is right next to one of the holes of the golf course.

  1. Ashley finds a golf ball
  2. We say she can keep it
  3. She throws it here and there for fun
  4. She lines up to throw it at a giant rock
  5. Mary and I say, don’t do that, you might get hurt (I was more worried about me.  I can’t speak for Mary)
  6. Ashley throws anyway
  7. The golf ball flies 15 feet from Ashley to the rock
  8. The golf ball flies 14.5 feet from the rock to Ashley’s forehead
  9. Dad falls to the ground laughing

Snolquamish Lodge





Tri-cities Camp Out

Why Fish Lake campground, run by the Army Corp of Engineers, is a good place to go camp and spend the night.

  1. On the snake river, so if you like to fish…
  2. Near Kennewick, WA so if you live there and don’t want to travel…
  3. You might have a free pass or something.

Reasons Fish Lake is horrid.  I mean so bad I would rather stay at Crystal Lake and run my chances with Jason than stay here again.  So bad that it would be better to have my toes cut off by a skilsaw than spend another night.

  1. There is a water spout, but they put a lock on it
  2. You could leave through the gate, but they locked that too
  3. They have a smallish lawn they call multifamily tent sites.  But what they mean is everybody with a tent, c’mon
  4. There were plenty of drunk high school kids
    1. With even louder parents
    2. Playing football, and I am not making this up, throwing the ball into our tent
    3. They were only 20 feet away.  (I have no problem with teenagers, but they are all still as stupid as I was)
  5. There was a JR High School kid trying to make the high school kids look like boy scouts.  He was listening to his iPod until 2am, with his attached boom box!!
  6. Nobody sleeps, they were all up and talking like it was 5 in the afternoon,  but at 2am!!!
  7. THERE IS A VERY ACTIVE TRAIN TRACK 200 YARDS AWAY.  There was a train running every couple of hours all night long.