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Old 04-10-2013, 09:17 PM   #121
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What was the burger place famous to the area?

Glad too see you made it back to all safe and sound. Ugh, the heat! The mall and movies are a good way to escape!
I couldn't remember the name because it was unusual, so I had to call my DH, who says in his opinion they have the best burgers ever. The name is Shoops. We liked the mall and movie just for fun but the best part was the air conditioning.
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Ah, Shoops! We've eaten there a few times. Good stuff.

When my husband and I were first married we lived an upstairs apartment with no air conditioning near St Louis. Talk about hot! We spent a lot of time at the mall and movies... and Walmart! Lol!
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The last of the family reunion really went well! I would have been so cranky without good a/c in the car or the condo. Good idea to escape to the mall for a while. Hope you were able to get some sleep in that heat and humidity!
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Ah, Shoops! We've eaten there a few times. Good stuff.

When my husband and I were first married we lived an upstairs apartment with no air conditioning near St Louis. Talk about hot! We spent a lot of time at the mall and movies... and Walmart! Lol!
After living in Alaska so long 75 is hot and there is very little humidity here that the last two summers, '11 in Florida and '12 in TN/IL/IN I learned to love air conditioning or anything that would help me cool off.

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Yes it did, the last day was really nice. It was difficult to be nice when everyone was so hot and sticky. We had a box fan blowing on us all night which was a challenge but better than without it!
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Sorry it was so hot. My goodness, I loved that ice cream dessert - that's my sort of dish!
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Just got all caught up. looks like you had a very interesting vacation, but managed to make the best of it. Love all the pics and hearing your memories.
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Sorry it was so hot. My goodness, I loved that ice cream dessert - that's my sort of dish!
Oh well, if I want to go places sometimes have to put up with the heat. It's not to bad if I can find A/C. DD is very creative when it comes to desert.

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The heat doesn't sound like too much fun. I don't blame you for wanting to find A/C!
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Moving on to WA.

(Am having photo troubles today, still cannot figure out how to upload the pictures I want to photobucket without it trying to upload everything, and pp not wanting to load pics either, so I am going to wrap up and when I get photo issues sorted out I can add them.)
Sunday morning we got up, MIL made breakfast then we all got ready because we needed to be at airport by 10AM and it took a little over an hour to get there. MIL dropped us off and we found our gate, flight was uneventful. We gave DH his father's day cards as his present was this trip. We were excited to be going to DD's (29) in Washington and visiting with her and GS's (5 & 8). DH was only staying 3 days as he had to go back home for work but DD (13) and I were staying for a month.
I won't detail our stay in WA because most of it was just hanging out with family but will mention we went to Auburn Kids day where the Phineas and Ferb van was, went to the zoo, on a train ride, to NW wildlife trek, two big functions for 4th of July one with huge fireworks, saw a shakespeare play in a park (outdoors), to a medievel village, and Kent's Cornicopia Days. We had great fun visiting and hanging with our family but after 5 weeks of being gone DD and I were ready to go home to our own beds and where it was cooler!

Up Next: final thoughts (and wrap up pics, I hope!)

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What a fun way to end the vacation. There is certainly enough to do in WA to keep you busy for a month.
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What a fun way to end the vacation. There is certainly enough to do in WA to keep you busy for a month.
Very true. There's still many things we want to see and do.
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