Monday, June 30, 2008

Day Two of Vacation...Where's the Fire???

Dirk had this grand idea of the family getting up at 6:30 AM to go to the beach and look for seashells. Though the kids were completely for this plan, I was not. Since I was out voted, I had to make myself get out of bed this early to go along.

Once we got there, actually, it was a lot of fun. We were the only car parked out there at 7:00 am. Dad’s plan worked, as we were able to find a lot of cool looking seashells.

By the time we got back from the beach, we were all starving. Okay, since we got up at the crack of dawn…I had a plan that I (with Dirk’s help) would cook this big breakfast for the family.

I make better scrambled eggs, so I was going to be in charge of cooking the eggs today. Well, I made a huge mistake in letting the skillet heat up to 700 degrees and then dropping butter into the skillet. The smoke from the immolated butter billowed out. First it overtook the kitchen and then quickly spread to the living room where the smoke detectors were and also the “FIRE” alarm to the local Fire Department. Yep, I set the darn things off! Unfortunately, once our condo’s smoke alarm went off, each individual condo’s alarm went off as well. I couldn’t believe it! Dirk ran to open the doors and then started fanning the smoke detectors while I was panicking in the kitchen in cleaning the skillet. Not too long after that, we started seeing other residents walking past our front door looking in. Dirk went outside…only to find that the ENTIRE resort was standing out looking in our direction. What humiliation!!! The maintenance crew came to check things out and said that they were working to turn off the alarms. Now, the whole episode was over in a matter of seven minutes or so, but it seemed like forever to me.

I did end up cooking the eggs (with hesitation) and we were still able to sit down and have a humorous breakfast.

We took a mid-morning nap, had an early lunch and then took the girls’ to see, WALL*E. This is a very cute movie. The cost to see a movie is a lot cheaper in Galveston than it is in Dallas!

Later we went back to the beach. We dug a sand-hole and buried both of the girls to where only their heads were sticking out. It was actually kind of creepy. I’ll post some pictures of this once we get back.

Tomorrow we will be visiting Moody Gardens. Apparently, this is a very hot place to visit in Galveston. The girls are definitely looking forward to it.

1 comment:

Jessica & Matt said...

Holy MOLY. That TOTALLY sounds like something I would do. I think my favorite part is that while Dirk was trying to get the smoke away from the alarms, you were cleaning the pan!! So funny! So appropriate. :)

I can't wait to see pics!!