We have been in DC for two days and we had our first run-in ever with the escalator monster. Mind you, our kids have been on and around escalators their entire lives and for the last two years the only shoes they have worn are Crocs. In the history of croc wearing in our family we have never had an escalator attack one of our kids Crocs. However today on our way back we had two attacks. The first attack was on the teal green Crocs that Alonzo was wearing. Luckily for Alonzo the Escalator was not that hungry and we were able to get him and the croc away from the escalator monster with only minor damage to the hind end of the croc.
It wasn’t but 10 minutes later that Colin’s blue crocs were attached by yet another escalator monster. This time the monster tried to attack from the side. It started to drag the Croc with Colin in-tow down to the depths. Luckily for Colin Dad reacted quickly and jumped to the rescue. No major damage to the foot just a few scratches. However the croc did not fair well. The side of the croc was ripped open and was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hotel.
Services for the croc were held and tears were shed. But a lesson was learned by Alonzo and Colin because of these two events. They learned that you walk off of an escalator and you don’t put your foot next to the wall as you are going down or next time they might not be so lucky and the Escalator monster will not only eat the Croc but the foot that’s in it.
Monday, July 28, 2008
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Wow, this summer is going fast! Our time in Texas has come and gone. We had so much fun seeing all our friends and family. We ate our fill of Mexican food and BBQ. We saw a parade, fireworks, and the circus. We visited friends, cousins, uncles, aunts, and grandparents. My kids are having a blast being back in the states.
We have moved now from Texas to Kentucky, where there is more fun to be had and more family to be visited. Tonight the kids and assorted cousins are camping out in a tent (about 10 feet away from the house). While they were enjoying a pre-camp-out movie my husband and I enjoyed a quiet moment on his sister's back porch watching the sun set and listening to the sounds of a country night come to life.
I wish there was an easy way to capture the sounds of a place the way you can use a camera to capture the sights. The sounds of night here are so different from the sounds of Jakarta at night. Here the sounds are insects and frogs punctuated by the occasional bird. It sounds peaceful but in reality it is incredibly loud. Gone are the sounds of the mosque, the call of the kaki lima, and the endless sound of humanity. I miss it, but am glad for this time with family and friends before our next big adventure. I wonder what Frankfurt sounds like just as the sun goes down.
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