R and A have a new thing that I may or may not have mentioned before, but they enjoy spending the day together sans men. This worked out beautifully in the past, because they would hit the town and do lunch and maybe shop a little, and then grab a bite before coming home. Meanwhile, the guys would ski. It was great, then we'd hit the lodge, have some hot cocoa, and then we would all meet at home for dinner. What more could you ask for?
Well, my time in Eden came crashing down with the revelation that N no longer wants to ski. He's done. I stopped just short of begging him to ski a few more times before the season was over, and he said, "No thanks." Not wanting to force the issue, I was resigned to the fact that ski season was over. Bummer.
Oh well, on to the next things. This past weekend R&A headed out and N and I went for lunch and then went bowling. We usually go during the week, so the crowd is not bad at all, but I've learned that on weekends, the place is completely insane. Crowds like you wouldn't believe, there must have been at least three birthday parties. We were denied a lane, (are you sure you don't want to ski?) so we headed over to the PH Mall, where we actually scored a pair of skates for mom. She had been skating on a pair that came over on the Mayflower and were causing her great discomfort, so when the opportunity presented itself, we had to act. In fact, we got the very last pair of ice skates that they had at LL Bean, and they just so happened to be on clearance. 30% off the already 40% discount. I love that place.
After the mall, we went to Lebanon Pet Store to see the depressing birds that cost thousands of dollars (who buys these things?), and by then it was nearly 4 pm. A perfect opportunity to head home, but I felt bad that we were denied the chance to bowl, so I figured we'd try one last time, and sure enough, we got a lane.
We had fun bowling, it's always a fun time, though the bowling alley is a little seedy, and a bit depressing, but what kid is going to notice that?
Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Bill Silvermintz for the pic.