Tuesday, May 31, 2011

When the Cat's Away, The Mice do Play

Yesterday morning, on the spur of the moment, we decided to go to Arches National Park.  It is a 3 1/2 hour drive there, but we hadn't done anything fun for the holiday weekend and we really wanted to.  Though most of the day would be spent driving there and back.

We gave our teenage daughter 30 minutes to get ready, and off we went.  Leaving a note for our still sleeping other house residents.  (Engaged son and Charlie's family in the basement apartment.)

We had a blast!

It was truly an amazing experience!  People were there from all over the world.  And the scenery was breath-taking.  Photos just don't do it justice.

After the long ride home again, we found ALL of our other children having a party.  They were barbecuing on our grill.  Preparing food in our kitchen.  Using our pots and pans and dishes.  And helping themselves to our condiments and extra ingredients. 

They all acted rather sheepish.  Saying they thought we would be home much later.  But we let the party go on and even joined in.  However, the messy kitchen and piles of dishes left for me to face this morning were NOT so amusing!  We may have to change the locks and leave the guard dog home next time.  ;)


  1. I feel like you are exaggerating the "mess" your kitchen was far cleaner when we left than when showed up.

  2. SO not true!! I should have taken photos!


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