Tuesday, July 31, 2012
VANNIER REUNION 2012
Friday: Andrew and I headed out of Omaha as soon as we got off work. We pulled into Alma around 9:30 pm and immediately left to go find a street dance in Naponee (a town about 15 miles away). The combined population of these two towns is less than Woodbine, so we were prepared for anything. Well, there was no street dance, but we did find the local bar fittingly named "No Where."
We were treated to a local band and some of the cheapest drinks ever. Some features of this bar: your first drink is free if it is raining, a beer bong hanging from the makeshift balcony, and a Coyote Ugly dance if you are lucky. I left before those shenanigans began, but Andrew told me all about it. He also told me about how they tried to entice them to come back in the fall for the hunting trip. Hookers! I'm not kidding. Other highlights of the rest of the guys night: funny back signs from the locals (they really know how to make people feel welcome) and a close call with the local law enforcement. Thanks to the DD, aka Jalen, everyone made it home safe.
Saturday: We got up and got going after a nice family (minus Chris) breakfast at the KJ cafe. It was actually pretty good and really speedy! Chris and Matt were hurting pretty bad, but they eventually met up with everyone at the lake. Andrew, Amie, Kyle, Jalen, and I were the second crew on the boat. Our captain, Daniel, taught us the ultimate relaxing tip. Life jackets worn as diapers. Who knew?!?
After a bit of lounging, out came Big Mabel. I was the only one that didn't participate, but I had a very good time laughing at everyone. Andrew looked terrified, Jalen looked like he was watching tv on the couch, Amie looked like she was having a lot of fun, and Kyle looked like he wanted to be done.
The rest of the day was filled with naps and too much food. Jim and Jill had us out to their house for dinner. In addition to an awesome dinner, we saw a double rainbow and fed a cow marijuana. I would expect nothing less from a Vannier reunion.
Sunday: We got up and going just in time for the guys to go shooting. It wasn't my thing, but I think they had fun. I guess Kyle even has a fun video that I might post later if I can get it from him.
I had a lot of fun this weekend, and I'm already looking forward to our next family get together.