Homer's Travels: Wild Weekend Of Wackiness

Monday, November 30, 2009

Wild Weekend Of Wackiness

I'm still recovering from this weekend. Almost three days with the in-laws. The Haverhill Social Club. Uncle K and Aunt E's 50th anniversary party. Perkins after 11:00PM ... twice in a row. (Breakfast at midnight can be life threatening.) I'm not as young and resilient as I used to be.

Those people know how to have fun. Fortunately, I don't drink so I survived relatively unscathed but when I'm on the road my eating gets wacky and my body, a creature of habit, has difficulty adjusting to the changes. If I wasn't bloaty, I was tired. Too much fat. Too much sugar. Too much caffeine. Five pieces of French Toast. Three large pancakes. Two pieces of cake. One muffin (They're deadly, you know). This on top of the Lasagna, Brisket, and Jello. I think it will take a couple weeks for my cholesterol to return to normal.

The 50th anniversary party was fun. Not as wild as some past get-togethers, no drinking out of shoes, but it was a good celebration.

To top it off, I found a geocache in Haverhill, called "
Haverhill" of course (I tried to do this in the dark with my head lamp guiding the way but I got tired of the barking dog and didn't feel like being arrested so I found it the next day), went to a bar under the overpass (Turned out to be a little too 'hip' for us - the crowd was way too young), and found a Lincoln Highway marker on main street Marshalltown.

Beside and because of all this, I had a great time. How can you not have a great time with those people? Not possible.

In between the eating and drinking, I took a few pictures in
Haverhill and Marshalltown.


  1. Eating and drinking: life is good, isn't it? :)

  2. Love your Haverhill pictures. They made me all weepy, but in a good way.

  3. No in-laws yet, I'm looking forward to having the kind of blast you mentioned!

  4. Sounds like a great time!! Dang, I love Perkins, wish we had one here! Hoping your cholesterol and blood sugar returns to normal quickly!! I'm just now recovering from Turkey Day.

  5. MOH: Thanks, I always seem to find something to photograph there.

    Godefroy: My in-laws are fun loving people. Hard not to have a good time with them.

    Dobegil: I've been finding it hard to stick to my diet lately but I'll get it back in control.