20 February 2009

Sides Before The Main Lake Geneva Dish

Jaymoo kicked it in Lake Geneva.Cait-Moo kicked it in Lake Geneva. Or C-Cat. Or Skates. Whatever you want to call her, as long as it is nice.
El-Wo kicked it in Lake Geneva.
Even D-Wo was kickin' it in Lake Geneva. Apparently, Lake Geneva was the place to be two weekends ago. Caitlin, who is all knowing and all amazing in her gifting, gave me a trip to Lake Geneva for Christmas. She devised a plan that joined forces with the Wo's where we would go to a main event that was happening up there. I will explain the main event in the next blog - but today I would like to concentrate on the side events. Sometimes the side events are the real reason for the season, you know?
First side event - go to the outlets up in Wisconsin. Amazing shops and lower sales tax. North Face was having a ridiculous sale on sleeping bags so Caitlin and I partook. D-Wo? He just wanted to go to the Bath and Body Works Outlet - he loves delicious scents. See his huge bag of purchase?Another side of the trip was our addiction to Culvers. I happened upon Culvers with our family last Thanksgiving. We went on Friday night on our way to L.G., and we found it to our liking. We went again the following night for dinner. But look at those chili-cheese fries!
Did you know El-Wo is addicted to Heinz ketchup? SHE IS CRAZY FOR IT. She will bring bottles of it to a dinner at your house if she thinks you are white trash and won't have this name brand in your home.Swimming - also a huge side activity that I was particularly excited about. I wandered around the hotel in my eurotrash swim suit until everyone agreed to go with me. They had a hot tub!Another important side activity was for Caitlin to find 3 pairs of new boots for her Valentines Day gift. Let's just say she was EXTREMELY successful. I couldn't help but check them out from behind. Nice boots woman. Nice indeed.While we were in Wisconsin, we still had to keep Chicago in our hearts by eating Chicago pizza. This place won some deep dish competition in Italy. It was way crazy good - and they had whole wheat crust available!Fireworks in February? Whatever. We heard they would exist, so we went to check them out. While it was no 4th of July, it was fireworks in the middle of nowhere, so that was awesome. Plus, it kind of started another side activity that ended up consuming a lot of our energies.That side activity was photography jumping. While watching the fireworks, we decided it would be fun to act like fireworks and EXPLODE in action for the camera. This was our first attempt. Many attempts over the next two days, including the following (prepare yourself):Indoor explosions in eurotrash swim suit.Seriously, this went on, and on, and on, and on.Watching movies in the evening (post the hot tub) was a crucial way to wind down after all that jumping.Finally, and I would maybe argue this was actually the main event, we strengthened the bonds of love. We did so through more Culvers - and cheap flowers - and affection. One could even argue that Lake Geneva is a fertile ground for love building. Thank you Lake Geneva - our marriage is stronger because of you.
Soon we will divulge the real reason we went to Lake Geneva...but these were some pretty good reasons for any vacation.


Anonymous said...

Oh so the jumping photos were HILARITY! And Jeff I don't know if I ever want to really see you wearing that "Euro-trash" swimsuit...yuck. Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun. And Caitlin, awesome boots!

Jon, Liz, Max and Luke said...

Where does one get a euro-trash swim suit? I think my hubby should don one this summer.

Also, you people are way too fun; you need some kids to help you be boring, like us!

Sparklebot said...

I have loved that swimsuit since I first saw it. I even bought one for my last boyfriend . . . who refused to ever wear it in public. He was a wuss.

Also, I want to take jumping pictures right now.

Bek said...

you sir, have a very hot wife.

Side of Jeffrey said...

Smash - you are not allowed to jump with your back. Sorry. But you can do some mock Winter Olympics photos because those are always amazing.

Liz - go to Penguin clothing online for eurotrash suits. Give Max a kiss for me.