Sunday, September 09, 2007

Trucks, Trucks and more Trucks!

First of all, I must learn that when your computer works, stop messing with it because now I have an ipod that is a paperweight. Argh.

Anyways, onto the family blog. First up, more changes! Yay! So for those of you who bookmarked the previous address,, well that doesn't work anymore - sorry. We are now the "Williams Family Weekender"! Since this blog is mostly about what we wild and crazy Williams' do on our weekends, I thought I'd change the title to reflect that!

We had planned on going back to MSI for a second trip but our dog, Tank, had surgery on Friday to remove a cancerous growth from his paw (this grows more worrisome all the time, but for now there are no other tumours that we can see/feel/detect). Therefore, Mommy had to go pick him up from the vet's office on Saturday morning so we couldn't go downtown.

Luckily for us, the town of Schererville decided to organize a fun little event they called "Touch a Truck" at a park about 1 mile from our house.

Our voyage would take us from our house pretty much straight west to the park. Mommy drove us out - we walked back with only minor complaining from the kidlets.

Click for bigger view of map (red dot = our house, green dot = park, yellow dot = stream) :

FYI : Kelley's school is just south of the yellow dot.

They were already set up when we got there - they had about a dozen trucks - everything from ambulances to construction vehicles to school buses.

Park Pavilion :

Ambulance :

The ambulance was called away on an emergency almost as soon as we got there.

It did come back just as we were leaving about an hour later.

Trucks we didn't spend a lot of time with :

Big Truck!

School Bus!

Kelley in the school bus (first time by the way since she doesn't take a bus to school)

Cement Truck :

I WANT one of these :

Trucks? Who cares about trucks when we have SLIDES!

On the way home we came across the stream that flooded so badly a few weeks back and I took some more pictures.

Anyone remember this from a couple weeks ago?

Here's what that same spot looked like yesterday :

You can see there is considerable erosion. I had to keep telling Matthew to stay on the sidewalk because he wanted to investigate up close and personal and that drop off is as big as he is.

Someone got all tuckered out!

That's all for this edition of the weekender! Normally I feel like writing a bit more, but after fighting with computers all weekend, my creative spirit is a bit sapped.

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