Hotels

Jul. 22nd, 2010 10:50 pm
bobquasit: (Omac Destroys!)
We'd forgotten to make a hotel reservation, so Teri asked me to book a hotel from the car with my phone. Poughkeepsie NY, she said. So I called up Holiday Inn Express and booked us a room for the night.

We were tired and hungry when we took the exit for Poughkeepsie. The Holiday Inn was right there, though. I walked into the lobby and said "I have a reservation."

"Are you sure you're in the right hotel?" the girl behind the counter asked.

Our reservation was at the Holiday Inn Express. This was a Holiday Inn, no Express. The Express was a few blocks away.

We drove there, and I walked in the lobby.

"I have a reservation...I hope."

The girl looked dubious. After she made a quick phone call, she said, "Your reservations are for Poughkeepsie?".

I nodded.

"This is Fishkill."

Poughkeepsie, it turned out, was a thirty-minute drive farther away from the highway. But we finally got there, and were able to check in. Whew!

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Hotels

Jul. 22nd, 2010 10:50 pm
bobquasit: (Omac Destroys!)
We'd forgotten to make a hotel reservation, so Teri asked me to book a hotel from the car with my phone. Poughkeepsie NY, she said. So I called up Holiday Inn Express and booked us a room for the night.

We were tired and hungry when we took the exit for Poughkeepsie. The Holiday Inn was right there, though. I walked into the lobby and said "I have a reservation."

"Are you sure you're in the right hotel?" the girl behind the counter asked.

Our reservation was at the Holiday Inn Express. This was a Holiday Inn, no Express. The Express was a few blocks away.

We drove there, and I walked in the lobby.

"I have a reservation...I hope."

The girl looked dubious. After she made a quick phone call, she said, "Your reservations are for Poughkeepsie?".

I nodded.

"This is Fishkill."

Poughkeepsie, it turned out, was a thirty-minute drive farther away from the highway. But we finally got there, and were able to check in. Whew!

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Teeth

Jul. 17th, 2010 12:04 am
bobquasit: (Sebastian)
Sebastian lost a tooth while we were on vacation in Maine two weeks ago; it was his upper right molar, immediately after the bicuspid. And he lost his corresponding upper left molar tonight at dinner. The Tooth Fairy took care of both teeth tonight, since she'd apparently forgotten to take care of the first one in Maine.

Teeth

Jul. 17th, 2010 12:04 am
bobquasit: (Sebastian)
Sebastian lost a tooth while we were on vacation in Maine two weeks ago; it was his upper right molar, immediately after the bicuspid. And he lost his corresponding upper left molar tonight at dinner. The Tooth Fairy took care of both teeth tonight, since she'd apparently forgotten to take care of the first one in Maine.

We're back

Sep. 8th, 2009 12:15 pm
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It was a nice, relaxing vacation. I took a lot of pictures. I'll write more about it later.

We're back

Sep. 8th, 2009 12:15 pm
bobquasit: (Default)
It was a nice, relaxing vacation. I took a lot of pictures. I'll write more about it later.
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We're going to Pennsylvania tomorrow, and won't be back until Sunday. I'll be reading The Hobbit to Sebastian in the car, thus the title of this post.

Tomorrow morning will be busy, though; before we go, we're going to sign up with a new heating-oil provider. Petro screwed us over, and now I'm dumping them. I think we'll save money in the process, too! I researched things rather carefully.
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We're going to Pennsylvania tomorrow, and won't be back until Sunday. I'll be reading The Hobbit to Sebastian in the car, thus the title of this post.

Tomorrow morning will be busy, though; before we go, we're going to sign up with a new heating-oil provider. Petro screwed us over, and now I'm dumping them. I think we'll save money in the process, too! I researched things rather carefully.

Mystic

Jul. 25th, 2009 11:41 pm
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I was determined not to waste another summer Saturday, so I got us all in the car and we drove to Mystic Aquarium this afternoon. Google said it would be an hour and a half, but we made it in just under an hour. I hadn't realized it was so close!

We didn't see all that much of the aquarium itself. Sebastian refused to touch the mantas in the petting tank. He touched a starfish, though, I think. We saw a white beluga whale, and some sharks and jellyfish.

Teri wasn't feeling well, so Sebastian and I went to the XD Motion Theater by ourselves. The line was long, and we were in it for at least 30 minutes. Unfortunately we were the last two in our group, so when we got into the theater we couldn't sit together (there are only 18 seats!). He was in the leftmost seat in the back row, and I was in the rightmost seat in the front row. I kept looking over at him and waving when I could.

The show itself...well, it was a bit cheesy and computer-generated, but okay. The 3D effects just didn't work for me much. Maybe it was my glasses, although other 3D movies have worked tolerably well for me. The chairs jerked around very violently, and I didn't like that much.

But when the lights came back on, Sebastian was crying and had a very scared expression on his face. The 3D creatures had really scared him. He and I hung around the Titanic exhibit for a while after that while he recovered; he was really interested in the video they were showing of the undersea wreck.

The aquarium was going to be closing soon, so we hurried over and met Teri near the gift shop. Sebastian had a bit of a scene there. He was crying and begging for two different stuffed animals, a manta and a penguin. They were just too expensive for us to buy both of them, so I hustled him out of the shop and Teri bought him the penguin. It was a little embarrassing, although it wasn't a real scene.

He got over it pretty quickly, and we made it home in about an hour. Oh, Nibbles Woodaway (the big blue bug that overlooks I-95 in Providence) had a giant Awful-Awful in front of him, and was wearing red-tinted sunglasses. Sebastian told us that they were 3D glasses, and he was watching a 3D show: us, the cars driving by him on the highway.

(I just found out that Newport Creamery is doing a promotion in conjunction with Nibbles. They have a special Nibbles Woodaway Awful-Awful, vanilla with blue jimmies and blue food coloring. I have got to get Sebastian to the Newport Creamery in Greenville to have one!)

He stayed up a bit late, I read to him, and he fell asleep. Not a perfect day, and Mystic was very expensive, but I'm glad we did it. We really need to do things. I want to find other places to take him. Soon I'll try to take him to Westport, the town where I grew up.

Mystic

Jul. 25th, 2009 11:41 pm
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I was determined not to waste another summer Saturday, so I got us all in the car and we drove to Mystic Aquarium this afternoon. Google said it would be an hour and a half, but we made it in just under an hour. I hadn't realized it was so close!

We didn't see all that much of the aquarium itself. Sebastian refused to touch the mantas in the petting tank. He touched a starfish, though, I think. We saw a white beluga whale, and some sharks and jellyfish.

Teri wasn't feeling well, so Sebastian and I went to the XD Motion Theater by ourselves. The line was long, and we were in it for at least 30 minutes. Unfortunately we were the last two in our group, so when we got into the theater we couldn't sit together (there are only 18 seats!). He was in the leftmost seat in the back row, and I was in the rightmost seat in the front row. I kept looking over at him and waving when I could.

The show itself...well, it was a bit cheesy and computer-generated, but okay. The 3D effects just didn't work for me much. Maybe it was my glasses, although other 3D movies have worked tolerably well for me. The chairs jerked around very violently, and I didn't like that much.

But when the lights came back on, Sebastian was crying and had a very scared expression on his face. The 3D creatures had really scared him. He and I hung around the Titanic exhibit for a while after that while he recovered; he was really interested in the video they were showing of the undersea wreck.

The aquarium was going to be closing soon, so we hurried over and met Teri near the gift shop. Sebastian had a bit of a scene there. He was crying and begging for two different stuffed animals, a manta and a penguin. They were just too expensive for us to buy both of them, so I hustled him out of the shop and Teri bought him the penguin. It was a little embarrassing, although it wasn't a real scene.

He got over it pretty quickly, and we made it home in about an hour. Oh, Nibbles Woodaway (the big blue bug that overlooks I-95 in Providence) had a giant Awful-Awful in front of him, and was wearing red-tinted sunglasses. Sebastian told us that they were 3D glasses, and he was watching a 3D show: us, the cars driving by him on the highway.

(I just found out that Newport Creamery is doing a promotion in conjunction with Nibbles. They have a special Nibbles Woodaway Awful-Awful, vanilla with blue jimmies and blue food coloring. I have got to get Sebastian to the Newport Creamery in Greenville to have one!)

He stayed up a bit late, I read to him, and he fell asleep. Not a perfect day, and Mystic was very expensive, but I'm glad we did it. We really need to do things. I want to find other places to take him. Soon I'll try to take him to Westport, the town where I grew up.

Pain

Jul. 7th, 2009 01:31 pm
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I am in intense pain. I have DS finger.

It's because I played a lot of Super Mario DS 64 on vacation, and even more on the trip home and yesterday. I was trying to get the Wario hat. I succeeded in a final frenzy of effort (the Wario boss is tough), but ended up hurting my right index finger quite badly.

How badly? I got relatively little sleep last night; when I did finally manage to get to sleep, I could still feel the pain in my dreams. In fact, I dreamed that my fingernail was badly infected, and that I'd gone to the doctor. He injected me under the fingernail with antibiotics, several times. Rather than be terrified as I normally would be by such a prospect, I gladly accepted the shots...and then waited for the pain to go away.
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Last night he went on a "cleaning" spree in his room to try to find the game, and ended up making it far messier than it had been. He dumped everything off the top of his bureau onto the floor. He still didn't find the game, unfortunately. We're going to have to walk him through a proper cleaning, I suspect.

Pain

Jul. 7th, 2009 01:31 pm
bobquasit: (Default)
I am in intense pain. I have DS finger.

It's because I played a lot of Super Mario DS 64 on vacation, and even more on the trip home and yesterday. I was trying to get the Wario hat. I succeeded in a final frenzy of effort (the Wario boss is tough), but ended up hurting my right index finger quite badly.

How badly? I got relatively little sleep last night; when I did finally manage to get to sleep, I could still feel the pain in my dreams. In fact, I dreamed that my fingernail was badly infected, and that I'd gone to the doctor. He injected me under the fingernail with antibiotics, several times. Rather than be terrified as I normally would be by such a prospect, I gladly accepted the shots...and then waited for the pain to go away.
Read more... )
Last night he went on a "cleaning" spree in his room to try to find the game, and ended up making it far messier than it had been. He dumped everything off the top of his bureau onto the floor. He still didn't find the game, unfortunately. We're going to have to walk him through a proper cleaning, I suspect.

Away, back

Jul. 6th, 2009 09:45 am
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So I was completely offline between Tuesday morning and Sunday night. Not only did I not have net access, I didn't even have access to a television; my parents don't get a strong enough signal in Maine to receive the new digital broadcasts, so they've gone from having six channels to none.

Apart from Sarah Palin resigning for some reason and the Washington Post having some sort of sleazy scandal with lobbyists, what else did I miss?

Away, back

Jul. 6th, 2009 09:45 am
bobquasit: (Default)
So I was completely offline between Tuesday morning and Sunday night. Not only did I not have net access, I didn't even have access to a television; my parents don't get a strong enough signal in Maine to receive the new digital broadcasts, so they've gone from having six channels to none.

Apart from Sarah Palin resigning for some reason and the Washington Post having some sort of sleazy scandal with lobbyists, what else did I miss?
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Here's a photo of the Traveler restaurant in northern CT. It's well worth a visit if you can get there. A free book with every meal!

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Here's a photo of the Traveler restaurant in northern CT. It's well worth a visit if you can get there. A free book with every meal!

Home

Apr. 26th, 2009 09:37 pm
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We're home. It's hot. I don't feel well. It was wonderful to see Sebastian again, though. I just sang him to sleep a little while ago.

Home

Apr. 26th, 2009 09:37 pm
bobquasit: (Default)
We're home. It's hot. I don't feel well. It was wonderful to see Sebastian again, though. I just sang him to sleep a little while ago.
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We arrived in Disney World on Sunday morning. We left for the Disney Cruise on Thursday morning. I recorded three video blog entries in my camera on the cruise. Unfortunately I was very hoarse, because I got a bad case of something that turned into bronchitis.

I'd almost rather not post these, because I'm so fat. It weirds me out to see myself looking like this. I don't think of myself this way.

I got cut off in the middle of the entry, so it's a two-parter. I recorded it in our stateroom, on Sebastian's bed.



Here's the rest of the entry:

bobquasit: (Default)
We arrived in Disney World on Sunday morning. We left for the Disney Cruise on Thursday morning. I recorded three video blog entries in my camera on the cruise. Unfortunately I was very hoarse, because I got a bad case of something that turned into bronchitis.

I'd almost rather not post these, because I'm so fat. It weirds me out to see myself looking like this. I don't think of myself this way.

I got cut off in the middle of the entry, so it's a two-parter. I recorded it in our stateroom, on Sebastian's bed.



Here's the rest of the entry:

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