Potter and the Midway
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Today is the day we leave the Ranch. I am torn between
returning home and continuing your vacation. I have a large picture that my
aunt had asked me to bring to my sister in my SUV and she does not have room to
put it in her car, so we will be driving into
The drive to
We got into
With the hotel taken care of it was time to head off to the movies. We have all been wanting to see the new Harry Potter movie. My younger sister is also a fan of the franchise so she met us at the theatre (even though she had already seen the movie. Ah love of family and heart of a Potter fan). It was a good movie, but they left out something that I thought was a major plot point. So I was a bit disappointed. But I will not mention any more here in case you have not seen the movie yet.
After the movie we drove over to Circus Circus to check in. I am a bit disappointed with some things that happened while we were checking in, but I am going to put that down to my general frame of mind at the moment and will not ding them. When we eventually got up to the room, it was roomy, clean and just what we need for our stay. We lugged our bags up to the room, and sent messages to my sisters that we were all checked in and ready to hit the Midway. My elder sister, my niece and my mother met us at the hotel and we found a place for a quick bite for dinner, and then hit the Midway for an evening of carnival and video games. We did pretty good. I won several stuffed animals, as did my younger son and my niece. My younger son also won an Ipod Shuffle. My elder son spent his time playing video games. Considering the amount of quarters he gave me back at the end of the night he must have been doing pretty good. While we were playing games my younger sister arrived. It was nice to get a chance to chat with her (did not really get a chance before the movie). We spent some time getting caught up and then Bobby stole her away to go play games. The night was starting to wind down as I was tired. I had some stuff for my sister back in the room so we all head back up there. My sister and I had conspired to get a digital photo frame for our mother and load it with pictures of the kids and pictures from the trip. I had copied all my photos onto a SD memory card and had the card and a card reader ready for my sister. She has the photo frame and is going to put her photos on the memory card and give it to mom. I just hope this is all done before my mother reads this. Your welcome mom. We all loved this trip and wanted you to have a way to remember it too. J
Now that we were back in the room, the kids played a game of Life – Sponge Bob Edition. They were getting a bit rambunctious so when they were done it was time to call it a night. We all said our goodbyes, and the boys and I went to bed. Tomorrow is a travel day. I am hoping to drive all the way home. We will see. We had planned to do it in 2 days, but I have some things I need to take care of, and my stomach will not settle down until the relationship is put to rest.