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Awkward Family Story: Dot Dot Dot

As they sent it…

Jake,
How the “H” is everything going for you????????????????? fine we hope.
Say what do you think of my GPS????? At least it got your mom and dad down and back!!!! ha ha
Gram and I will be down a little later………………………we are going to the Brewer game this Thursday. We hear you are moving this Thursday. That will be a big day for you. BE SURE AND SEND US YOUR NEW MAILING ADDRESS AND AND YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS – IF YOU CHANGE IT. PHONE NUMBER TOO……………….
i HOPE EVERYTHING IS COOOOOOOOL WITH YOU.

Gram and gramps……………………………

(submitted by Jacob)

In Stories • August 17th, 2009 • 127 Comments »

Awkward Family Email: My Uncle’s Road Trip

“Hi Everyone,
Well after cruising along for 428 miles, I arrived at the KOA campground in Bismark. It was fairly empty when I first pulled in around 5:00 but by the time I came back from my Dairy Queen run, most of the drive through spots are full. Most of the tent spots are still empty.

There were two notable things today. Normally when going to the lake I can leave the milage display on the screen and see that I cruise along at 65 MPH with a normal weekend load of clothes and food and get around 24 MPG. Today towing the trailer and attempting to keep up with the 75MPH speed limit (which everyone seems to be ignoring) the jeep only gets about 11 MPG. So I made a few extra gas stops and noted how long it was between stops. There is a lot of open country out here in North Dakota. I sure hope when I turn south to go to the bike race that I find enought gas stations. I note that I will be taking mostly 2 lane roads so I will only be going around 55 MPH, so the milage should be better. It is the long distances between “towns” that worries me. I saw the sign for gasolene on an exit and took the exit. It was 5 miles to the town, and the station was shut. (its Sunday!). Fortunately a friendly person walking down the road gave me directions to get gas without going right back to I-94. However when I started back out from the gas station, my GPS started telling me to drive 133 miles south on the two lane road to continue my journey. I ignored that advice and asked for more directions from a local and only had to go on a couple roads that the GPS apparently did not know about to get back to I-94. Maybe I should have downloaded new maps to the GPS before I left the house. It is only 6 weeks old, so I figured it had to be fairly up to date.

The other thing that really struck me is how big motorhomes and trailers have become since I last camped on a trip in the 70′s. I would say that at least 1/2 half of the “campers” here are with giant motor homes towing jeeps or trucks or they are fifth wheel trailers. The folks next to me have a fifth wheel toy hauler with their Harley’s in the back and the “living quarters” in the front. Like I mentioned, no real tent campers here.

Tomorrow’s only planned activity is the river boat ride on the Missouri river and maybe visiting a few of the historical sites in Bismark and Mandan. I also want to find the city park since someone wrote about in on the web and said it is the best campground in the area. It supposedly is on the river so maybe when I find the boat ride I can find the park.

Thats the news for now. No campground pictures since it would look like last week’s pictures. There is a quick snapshot of the car and trailer as I finished loading up this AM.”

(submitted by Lisa)

In Stories • August 11th, 2009 • 335 Comments »

Awkward Family Story: The IM

My son, Devon (he is 9) and I were Instant messaging each other, as he is across the state visting my parents. Here is the conversation we had…

BeyondFabulous1: HEY BABY

“Devon”: I miss you and a chicken got chased by a dog

BeyondFabulous1: I miss you too. Is the chicken ok?

“Devon”: it was aroster he lost almost lost is tail feathers

BeyondFabulous1: ohh no. where did the dog come from?

“Devon”: me and jasmine were walking on the trail this black dog came

BeyondFabulous1: ohh ok. did it go away now?

“Devon”: it hapened yesterday night

BeyondFabulous1: so the rooster is going to be ok?

“Devon”: I thing so

BeyondFabulous1: you thing so?

BeyondFabulous1: lol

BeyondFabulous1: what did you do today?

“Devon”: I just was working on my fort then I played my psp

BeyondFabulous1: ok. Well we are thinking we will leave next Thursday after your dad gets off work… so we will be there really late

“Devon”: I left something in the dog chsing story

BeyondFabulous1: what?

“Devon”: dog got hit by a shotguns dinner time

BeyondFabulous1: are you having the dog for dinner?

……………………..And then he was gone. Awkward.

(Submitted by Brandi)

In Stories • July 17th, 2009 • 91 Comments »

The Email

So, my boyfriend’s mom sent him this email prior to a weekend with her and her mother….

Dear xxxxxx,

When you come to Mooresville please bring my black computer cord. I think I left it in your bedroom. Also, there is a blue Delta blanket on the couch which I brought there. Could you bring that too?

There is a problem about mom’s house and you may want to stay in Thomas’ house after the first night. Mom’s toilet doesn’t flush big number twos. I had to wrap mine up in plastic bags and newspapers last night and put it in the garbage. It is really terrible but she has a toilet designed to use less water, for economy purposes. I try to go elsewhere if possible and you should too.

Also, mom doesn’t want you and Jane sleeping in the same room because you are not married. Jane can sleep in the room with me and you can either have the other guest room or sleep on the porch with Milly. I’ll try to get a sleeping bag from Thomas.

I am planning on making a vegetarian chilli pot for Jane. There is also ham and cheese for sandwiches and plenty of yoplait. You are to help yourselves to the refrigerator.

Talk to you soon.

Love, Mom

(submitted by anonymous)

In Stories • June 25th, 2009 • 155 Comments »
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