Sunday, August 15, 2010

8/15/2010 Lemon weekend

We went to an unusual car show Saturday: the Concours De Lemons, whose slogan is "Celebrating the oddball, mundane and truly awful of the automotive world." Classic clunkers and losers and weirdos. Who could resist?

It was about an hour and a half drive, so the kids were ready to run around when we arrived. This low-key event was held in a public park, so there was plenty of running and goofing-around room.

And we were not disappointed. DeLorean, Corvairs, Trabants, a Unimog, an Edsel -- only thing missing was a Yugo. A sense of humor seemed to be the only requirement for entering a car.

Signs grouped cars by country of origin, usually humorously.

Near the parking lot was a terrific climbing tree, it was hard to peel the kids off it.

This is about as ideal an outing as it gets for the Doudna family -- informal, low-ley, outdoors, related to vehicles -- we all had a great time!

That was yesterday....Dave had to work today, so I didn't do much with the kids today away from home. I did use the movie Star Wars as an incentive to get the whole house picked up and all their laundry done, folded and put away (cleaners are coming tomorrow). They know Star Wars from books, cards, a few video games -- but they don't know the original movie. And the time for them to learn it coincided perfectly with the need to get the house under control. Besides, I just love that movie.

Tomorrow the week starts....the week that contains the tipover from summer to school. I feel like I'm taking my last few steps up to the cliff I'm about to jump off of.


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