Tuesday, June 02, 2009

More May Moments...

We - me, my sister, and my little niece - had an early start on the morning of Friday, May 8th. How early? VERY early!

At 3:50 a.m., we pulled out of my sister's suburban Chicago driveway and began the long drive to my parents' "summer" home in Sudbury, Ontario.

By 6:50 a.m., my niece was taking a nap. At 11:50, my niece was wide-awake and enjoying her lunch at Burger King in Manistique, Michigan which has got to be in the running for the highest average weight per employee of pretty much any business establishment in Michigan. Hmmmm... maybe the entire U.S.? NO! Maybe... the entire world! My advice to the Manistique BK employees: stop taking advantage of the employee food discount! WHOA!!!

A couple of hours later, we were approaching the Canadian border. I multi-tasked by simultaneously driving while taking unflattering pictures of my sister sleeping.

That's just what brothers do!

About 12.5 hours after our early morning departure, we arrived in one piece at my parents' place. I felt a little sluggish from the day's junk food diet, but, other than that, none the worse for wear. And...

I'm proud to report that even in my road weary and jet lagged state, I somehow managed to construct this architectural masterpiece for my niece.

TBF the architect. Maybe I missed my calling.

1 comment:

Expat Traveler said...

Kid play... much fun. Wow - what a drive! Yes it's really sad how overweight some people in the US are.. Family of mine included. Just makes me sick!