Showing posts with label Wakarusa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wakarusa. Show all posts



I realized that we only have 4 weeks of school left last night. My motivation level dropped about 1007%.

When we last left off in our epic Spring Break journey, typical road trip chaos had ensued. Missed that post? Check it out here. Thankfully, though, we finally made it to Wakarusa, Indiana, home of none other than Aunt Kelly, Uncle Billy, and Isaac.

No seriously. I really meant "none other." There's literally no one else there.

So maybe I'm being a bit facetious. That's beside the point. Aunt Kelly and Uncle Billy are relatives of Kalyn that she is very close to and loves very much. Unfortunately, they live in a town with a population of 3 that is $200 worth of gas away from us. Thankfully, though, they will be moving back to Kansas soon. Until then, though, Wakarusa is the place to be (5 points to anyone who caught that ridiculous TV show reference)...


Nacrolepsy, Tetrazzini, and Farm and Fleet, Oh My! - Pt. 2

It's a great day. I'd say about 126% of the reason for that is because it's Friday.

Road trips are always interesting. There's always something that gets in the way of plans unfolding just the way you envisioned them. Whether it's spontaneous combustion, a pack of untamed baboons, or an unexpected stop at Nostalgia Ville, something always interrupts road trip plans. Thankfully, none of these things happened during our Spring Break journey, though I'd love to stop by Nostalgia Ville again sometime soon.

If you squint, you can see Kalyn being really cool in this picture.

When I last wrote about our Spring Break, we had made it Des Moines (again, prounounced "Dess Moy-ness") to spend time with Kelsey's family. We arrived Saturday in the early afternoon and planned to stay the night and leave the next day. We had a very relaxing time with the Taylors as we vegged, watched some of the NCAA Tournament (before everyone's brackets exploded), went on a random Wal-Mart run, ate taco salad/burritos/soft tacos, and played some board games.

As an aside, I have to tell you a very sad, disappointing story about the time we spent with Kelsey's kin. As previously mentioned, we went on a Wal-Mart run, and part of the purpose of this was so that Kelsey's mom could get ingredients for her famed Chicken Tetrazzini. She had planned to make it for lunch the next day. Kelsey talks the Tetrazzini up quite a bit because one of Kalyn and my favorite meals is Chicken/Tuna Tetrazzini, a wonderful comfort food inherited from my wonderful mom.
This is where I would insert a picture of my mom's Tuna Tetrazzini. Unfortunately, it's a fabled creature of sorts (like Big Foot), so getting a picture of it is nearly impossible. This is the closest thing I could find.

Little did we know that we would figure out in a couple of hours that we wouldn't be enjoying this fabulous meal the next day. We had our adventure planned out to a tee (thanks to my wonderful wife's hard work), so we had to leave immediately following church the next day, forcing us to eat sandwiches on the road instead of the delectable meal that I was so looking forward to.

After church on Sunday, we quickly left Des Moines (as any sane person would do) on our way to bigger and better things. Our next stop? Chicago!
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