From the days before my sister Evie had either a name here on my blog or a baby...
From the days when my parents still had a dog...
Originally posted April 8, 2010
I've just got the one sibling; my sister. Funny, considering we were never very close growing up, that when I decided I needed a fresh start, it was her I followed Below the Mason Dixon Line. Here's a recent exchange between the two of us, captured for several hundred of our *closest* internet friends :)
My sister, while visiting my parents at the RV park in FL, reports that eating breakfast outside overlooking the "lake" seemed like a great idea until she started getting attacked by small bugs.
Me: Oh are you at the picnic table, on the deck, looking at the party boat?????
You see, my dad, in an attempt to get a site ON the lake, without paying full price for one, gamely took the site that backs up to the party deck, complete with awnings, picnic tables and dock and party boat, because, "They only use it once or twice a season"
This party boat, which belongs to the park, but was decorated by a resident, is NOT to be confused with the Fold-A-Boat my dad has somewhere. Convenient and portable for your RV adventures! *eye roll*
Her: yes!!! I mean I would have eaten on the party boat, but I was afraid it would sink so....I also forgot to mention in my original post that the only reason I went outside looking for a table was that the dog was sitting ON the actual kitchen table.
Me: Ahh, it is the life.... you could always eat in the tent...you know, to avoid the bugs..there was a table and chair in there when I was there.
Her: I looked in there...there are dead bugs all over the table...which appears to be the rickety old mildewed card table from the basement...you know the warped red one...but I can't be sure...I was too scared to look under the table cloth
Me: Oh, they broke out the *new* one from Costco for me...the tan plastic one. Although that table may have been in there too...now that I think about it, there were two tables set up...I must have blocked out the horror
Her: Well...let's face it we all know you get the fancy treatment because you have kids
Me: You should have brought your dog. They would have rolled out the red carpet ...or at least cleaned out the tent...for her!
Her: I would, but I don't know how I would keep her out of the water. I would rather get the mildewed table treatment then have my dog get eaten by an alligator.
I found out later, that there really was a 12-foot alligator swimming around the lake...when I was there in January it was too cold and there were only dead fish...killed by the unusual... cold and she thinks I get the better treatment!
Me: Now that would definitely go down as one of the top 10 on the list of "Things that Only Happen to Our Family and are so Horrific it's Almost Funny"