Since he thought we were having too much fun without him, Ben took off Thursday to make it a 4-day weekend.
were keeping an eye on the weather, hoping to get to the water park.
But then, while we were eating lunch at Chick-fil-A, it started to pour.
So we headed home to call to check on the situation of the indoor pool
at the UAB Campus Rec center. They told us the pool would be camp-free at 12:45,
so we headed down.
Besides Ben's having to walk all
the way back to the car for his ID, we had a nice time. AJ got to show
us some of the strokes she's learning in swim lessons. We played in the
whirlpool (vortex) and then rode floats down the "lazy river." Ben and I
played pool basketball (U-A-B instead of H-O-R-S-E), which I won. Then
we got in the hot tub. This was AJ's favorite part, as she is not
allowed to go in the hot tub during camp without a parent to supervise.
Then, we went to Steel City Pops for our sweet
treat of the day. I got chocolate and peanut butter and it was
fantastic. AJ got strawberry and Ben got pineapple. Very drippy but very
Then, we went to Tuscaloosa and spent the rest
of the day trading in the Green Machine for a new 2013 Chevy Volt. It is
great, but needed some recalls attended to, so we had to leave it there
and drive a loaner back to Birmingham, with a promise that our salesman
would meet up with us ASAP to get us our car. We were less than
thrilled, but went to Ruby Tuesday to celebrate anyway. AJ was starving
and cleaned her plate, so we had a strawberry shortcake sundae to top it
More on the car to come at a later time.
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