Sunday, January 31, 2010

Trevor's Cardboard Sled

Trevor and I built his cardboard sled for this year's Cub Scout race. Trevor designed it himself, and I helped him build it and tape it up. It's all just cardboard and tape, but we learned we could have used wax, too. Something to keep in mind for next year. He raced pretty well, but wasn't one of the top few sled. We had a lot of fun, and he and Lily did some more sledding on it after the competition was over. We'll be back to the hill next month for some 'tubing.
Here are some pics of Trevor and his sled after the race, courtesy of Lisa's phone cam, as all of our cameras seem to be broken.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The GMAC Bowl In Alabama

Last week my dad and I headed down to Mobile, Alabama to support his CMU Chippewa football team in the GMAC Bowl. We had a great time, but the weather was just as cold as it was in Michigan. We battled freezing rain to get to Grand Rapids, but finally made it to Mobile in the 5th.

Still tired from very little sleep and a long flight, we had plenty to do to keep us awake. After leaving the airport, we went right to Mobile's Minor League baseball stadium. Hank Aaron Stadium is home of the BayBears. The gentleman working was great to us, opening the gift shop and the stadium so we could get some pictures.

From there is was to the hotel for a well deserved nap. After that, we walked around Mobile a bit, downing a beer or two and getting ready for the Mardi Gras parade. The parade was great, and we got a lot of free stuff thrown at us that I saved for the kids. We finished the night off with a cold beer at a local sports bar.
Wednsday was gameday, and we took a bus to the stadium and that was a lot easier for us. What a great game, as CMU beat Troy 44-41 in double OT for the victory. I was real happy for my dad that they won. We would have a good time no matter what, but this made it even better. The whole trip was a fun experience for both of us, just getting away from the snow for awhile.