Sunday, August 14, 2011

Vacation or Field Trip?

The following conversation was relayed to me:

Ainsley:  This week we're going on vacation!  We going to the beach in Alabama and we're going swimming and staying in a hotel with a pool and everything!  But first we have to go some place called Tuskegee and spend a whole day learning about some dead guy that grew peanuts.

Luke:  How come your mama is always trying to make you learn stuff?  Everytime you go somewhere, you have to learn something.  Why can't you just have fun like normal people?

Ainsley:  (glumly) I dunno.  It's just the way my mama is.

Make no mistake, my dear readers. The purpose of our trip is to learn about the dead peanut grower.  Out of the kindness of our hearts, Peter and I decided to detour through Gulf Shores on the way home, pay for another night in a motel, and let the kids have a day at the beach. Otherwise, there would be no "vacation", no beach, and no pool. This here is a glorified field trip is what it is.

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