Roy's hunting buddy and his wife ...the HappyFamily....wanted to take the kids to Branson for one last trip to SilverDollarCity and to ride the GoKarts....we were invited to tag along.
Once again Roy was not so thrilled about it.
The Patriots were playing on the NFL Network..... "It's historic!!" he cried!
If we left by 5:00 we could be home in time to watch the game.....he was appeased!
That's what life's all about....gettin' along and makin' compromises....right?
We were given a walkie talkie.....set out at 8:30.
I'm not too thrilled about goin' over just to ride GoKarts.
I had two when I was a kid...I was 12. I was pretty good at rollin' one of them. The first time was scary!! No broken bones....no blood.....so the 16 million times after that....that was the main goal!
And when the girls lived at home, we took them to ride all the time. It was fun to race them....but the thrill is gone!
It evokes heartbreakin' memories.....And that's all we're gonna say about that.
Yep, the thrill is gone.
After drivin' over thru the Pig Trails of the Ozark Mountains for two freakin' hours at TOP SPEED.....at the driver's abilities, road condictions and SPEED....GoKarts....can't even compare!
Roy gigglin', "That was fun!"
"Maybe for the driver....but for the passenger.....NOT SO MUCH!!!"
There was a cry from the followin' car, "Is your wife as sick as mine?"
It's his own fault...he could have led the way!!
Once we found a place that was opened....Roy pulled his wallet out to pay for a pass to ride the GoKarts. I told him "DO NOT buy any for me. I have no desire to ride." But after the MrsHappyFamily rode once with the one child that couldn't ride alone....guess who was involuntarily volunteered????
I refuse to be a wet blanket so I did it. I am only 8 inches taller than she is....I could barely reach the gas pedal!!
The children and many adults that have never had heard of it....learned in great detail about wind chill. I have to admit it wasn't so bad. It was only about 38 degrees and the GoKarts speed was maybe 15mph....if that....so wind chill was about 29 degrees.
I have been in worse. Roy and I rode to Tulsa for a ToyRun one year it was 25 degrees and at 80 mph that makes the wind chill 8 below zero!! 115 miles!!!
It was for the kids....to give a cheap toy for Toys for Tots.....we haven't done it since.
And we were put in the slowest one on the track.....we were lapped by everyone twice! I am not one to go slow.....I have the gas mashed for all it's worth all the time.....sort of a metaphor for my life....huh??
The child was havin' fun....so....go with the flow!
The red light comes on and we all have to exit....I did so good at parkin' my cart. I didn't even tap the one in front of me. But the lousy bitch behind me...must have slammed us at full force!!!
The little girl squealed and I squealed....and that lousy bitch....giggled.....so funny...haha....NOT!
Like did you just get your driver's license???
Do you slam into people at the bank in the drive thru???
Deep breath.....don't make a scene...... there are children present... don't teach them new words!
I didn't ride again.
We made a the trip to SilverDollarCity at about 12:30....walked around...they rode some rides....at 3:50 we said our good byes....and drove home....at a nice comfortable speed.
By the time we got to Neosho.... 6:00, it dawned on us that we need to hump it or we aren't gonna make it by 7:00!!!
We wanted a Bucket of Orginal Recipe and some Dr Pepper!!
We pulled in the driveway at 6:50!
If you haven't watched the NFL Network, you are missin' out!! They are the only network to show someone singin' the National Anthem before the game!!!
Remember way back when they used to do that all the time....at every game....football, baseball, and if they did it for Basketball I would not know....we didn't watch so much basketball...the tallest person in the family was 5'7"!
Basketball was not "HIGH" on our list of sports.
NFL Network is SO COOL!!
Sure they have obnoxious announcers but showing the National Anthem...such a neat touch that has been missin'.
I wish you happiness and good fortune in the new year....Big Okie Hugs!