Deadliest Catch

Captain Sig Hansen and the Hillstrand brothers, fishing boat captains from Deadliest Catch, came to Melbourne last Friday night.  I found out about the show while checking out what summer offerings the King Center was advertising in hopes that I’d find something for me and the kids.  Well, as luck would have it, I found something for J and Big Red instead.  A third ticket for me was my finder’s fee 🙂  I’m not a huge fan of the show or anything.  I’ve only seen a couple of episodes but found it very interesting.  J and Big Red have watched Deadliest Catch way more than me so I knew they’d be sure to enjoy it.

The show came with a warning about adult content and from what I can gather that due to the copious swearing.  It added to the experience though.  The guys are man’s men and perform one of the hardest jobs on the planet so I expect nothing less that seeing them smoke lots unfiltered Camels and a dropping few f-bombs…  The show was set up in an interview style with one of our local radio station DJs hosting/interviewing.  I found it to be quite entertaining even though I knew practically nothing about the show.

Still need to find a show for me and the kids though…  Our summer days are getting quite long!


Whirlwind Weekend

Last weekend was super busy for us.  It started on Friday with preschool, a Halloween party for Wildman to go to, Zumba for me and a local fair at night.  Saturday found us at an early morning soccer game then two consecutive birthday parties.  J came home on Saturday from a week-long business trip to DC as well.  I passed him on the way to our first birthday party.  On Sunday, I attended and help teach a 3-hour Zumbathon at a local gym then rushed home to shower so I could attend services for a friend’s mother who passed away.

Whew!  Just typing all of that out makes me tired.

The only photos I have from the weekend are from the fair.  So, here we go.

We rode the sketchy Ferris Wheel first.  The operator stopped us at the top three times.  It was windy and dark.  I gripped the handle bar until my knuckles turned white…  This was not my favorite experience of the night.  The boys, of course, loved it and wanted to do it again…  We distracted them with promises of cotton candy and lemonade.

There were tons of kiddie-size rides for the boys.  We did all of the ones that were working.  The dragon spinning ride was out of operation which was probably for the best since we didn’t really need a bunch of dizzy kids hopped up on sugar.

Cutie Pie perfecting his homecoming wave…

Crazy Bus!

I didn’t really care for the light bulb eyes on this ride…  They freaked me out a little bit.

All in all it was a good night. We did as much as 4 sheets of tickets would let us.  Sure, some of the carnies were pretty strange but I expected that and ignored them accordingly.  The boys had a blast and cannot wait to go back next year.  That’s what it’s all about anyway.

And look who came home with a goldfish!  Cousin B was gifted this little guy by a friendly fair patron.  Steph was less than thrilled…

Cousin B was over the moon, naturally!