Thursday, September 04, 2008

Introducing Cruiser Bruiser

We just got back from a trip to Arizona, where we had a family party for my grandmother's 80th birthday and also got to spend time with J's dad and brother. Sweet! I have a ton of pictures, so I'll spread them out over several posts. Trip highlights include:

Hanging out with Grandma! She and my grandfather totally live the life I want to have once retired: they've traveled all over the world, had amazing adventures, and are very involved in their community.

During the birthday party we sang a song we had written for the occasion (set to the tune of 'Mame'). There was singing, there was guitar-playing, there was choreographed dancing with top hats and canes. There was also a lot of practicing leading up to this moment, with the result that this infernal tune was stuck in our collective brains the entire weekend.

It was great to have the whole family together. It just doesn't happen often enough.

The weather in Flagstaff was gorgeous: overcast, a little rainy, but mostly cool and breezy. Such a nice change from LA! (Phoenix was gross, but that's to be expected). Driving from Phoenix to Flag we had the most insane rain I've ever seen. We actually had to pull off the road because there was no visibility in the rain and hail--I couldn't even see the end of the car. What car, you ask?

Why, the electric blue PT Cruiser we were "lucky" enough to rent! I wasn't excited about it at first, but that all changed when I invented my new favorite game: Cruiser Bruiser. It's like Slug Bug only you get to wallop your partner whenever you spot a Cruiser on the road. There are a surprising number of them out and about! It was most excellent because Jason is tragically oblivious, meaning that I hit him more than a dozen times and he only got me twice. Mwahahah. WHAT a great trip indeed.


Jason said...

Great post. And congratulations again on your ability to capitalize on my obliviousness. Note to me: never rent a PT Cruiser again.

Care Bear said...

i hate to break it to you elizabeth...but I've been playing cruiser bruiser for probably 7 years now. but you can believe you invented it if you want. awesome pics!! by the way!