Mini-Vacation Day 3: Harry Potter 7 Part II Almost Gets Sabotaged On Our Movie Day

Well, today is day three on our mini-vacation schedule (Movie Day). And, our events today started at 5:00 A.M. Not by our choice, mind you. Let me explain.

You see, both my wife and I work at the hospital. She works three twelve-hour shifts, I work three-twelve hour shifts, and we have one day off a week together. That was supposed to be today, but...

We got a phone call at 5:00 in the morning from the hospital, because they were calling her into work. Uhhh! She forgot she had signed up for an extra shift before I made our mini-vacation plans. She explained to them her situation, and they said they would try to find someone to cover for her, but there were no guarantees.

So we continued on with our morning while waiting anxiously to hear if she had to go into work. (When McCann woke up, this morning the first thing he said was, "Is today movie day?" Guess he was a little excited.)

I made waffles with peaches and homemade maple syrup topped with whipped cream. Mmmm! But breakfast was done, and still no word from the hospital.

We brushed our teeth and got ready for the day. Still no word from the hospital.

It was getting so close to the time we had to leave for the first movie (Harry Potter 7 Part II) that we called for back up just in case. We were ready to give up our Harry Potter 7-2 tickets to our nephew Joseph (in photo above) and a friend of his, if Fauneil was called into work.

This was getting too intense. We were 15 minutes past the time we had planned to leave for Harry Potter, when the hospital finally called and said they had her covered. We ran right out the door that second.

We dropped off the kids at the Moultons to be baby sat, then rushed off to the theater.

We sprinted to our seats.

We made it.

Show#1- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II. Start time- 11:05 A.M.

The movie was brilliant. We then went back to the Moultons to pick up our kids from their play date, and whisked them off to movie #2.

Show#2- Rio 3D. Start time- 2:20 P.M.

We made it in plenty of time to get a decent seat. Here are the kid wearing their 3D glasses.

When the movie started and the 3D was in full swing, McCann said, "Wow! This movie is real." Guess he was impressed by the 3D.

Rio 3D was fun and very colorful. Now onto movie #3.

Show#3- Rango. Start time- 4:30 P.M.

The kids liked Rango, but Fauneil and I thought it was very strange (and gross, and boring). I fell asleep twice.

Well, movie day was over, but I was hardly done. I rushed from Rango to Brandon's boy scout camp program at Camp Maple Dell.

Show #4- Camp Maple Dell Boy Scout Campfire Program. Start time- 7:00 P.M. for dinner, 8:00 P.M. for the program.

I camped at Maple Dell when I was a scout. This place hasn't changed in 20 years.

It was great to see Brandon after not having any contact for a week. (Photo taken by Emily Craig.)

I got there just in time to see the boys playing with a parachute.

They pulled the parachute so that it caught air and lifted off the ground.

After our parachute experience, we went back to camp and licked pudding out of pudding cups (guess they were out of spoons)...

And ate Oreos.

And swung from trees.

We eventually headed to the amphitheater for the program.

I have to admit. I think most skits at scout camp are pretty dang corny/lame, but they had a few gut busters tonight.

I think it is safe to say that we all had fun.

On the way out of camp, I noticed they have a Coke machine. I guess Coke has a wider reach than I thought.

Fauneil was sad that I ate the last of our Greek yogurt and granola, today, so I stopped by the store and bought more. It will make a great breakfast tomorrow.

And I didn't forget to buy fireworks for kids to light on Pioneer Day tomorrow. Looking forward to our Mini-Vacation Day 4: Pioneer Day in the sleepy town of Mapleton.


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