I eat street food every place I go. I’m not kidding. If I pass through a city I will leave the airport just to try food that some random person is selling on the corner. All this time my friends have been calling me nuts and taking bets on my eventual gastronomic demise but I AM NOT alone. Thumbing through this month’s Budget Travel what do I see but a homage to street food.
My mouth is watering.
After reading this I want to go to Marrakech just to get some chickpea stew.
You know Ab and I have 6 kids right? No? Yep. We do. 3 boys and 3 girls black Brady bunch style. Well he has 3 and I have 3, together they are ours, but who’s counting right? Each year (well this is only year two actually — but you get the point) all of the kids converge with us for what can only be described as a summer fun smack down (I just made that up. We’ve never actually called it that.)
So, given the obvious amount of planning and expense involved in keeping 6 kids entertained entails, we have begun planning our summer adventures.
Stuff we are supposed to do:
- Grand Canyon
- Swimming Lessons
- Lemonade Stand
I would really love to take the kids on an international trip, but coordinating and getting approval from all the co-parents would be quite the exercise. We’ve also briefly looked at family camps which seem like fun conceptually. A family adventure vacation could be cool. Check out this one from REI, but at $2,000 a kid I don’t see that happening unless the little ones are smuggled via duffel bags or our loyal readers want to donate such a thing to us hint hint :D. There are even entire sites dedicated to family adventure travel.
Do you have any super fun and cool ideas for us for the summer? We’d love to hear about them.
I’ve been moving so I haven’t had time to write. If you would like to come help unpack…. Type to you soon!
I haven’t forgotten about you guys. Unfortunately some ass “person” broke into our house and stole my most awesome camera, all of my electronics and my kids toys so I’ve been a bit pre-occupied. Ab and I managed to make a quick trip to Vegas for my birthday (would you expect anything less from us?). We didn’t gamble much, but managed to get pretty banged up riding ATV 4,800 feet up the side of a mountain in the snow… Pictures are coming soon… In our normal tradition we went straight from the mountain into a restaurant completely covered in mud because damnit that’s how awesome we are :). I’ll post about it tomorrow. Missed ya’ll!
Arm By Paint Ball
It pretty much goes without saying that our idea of a fun date doesn’t exactly line up with your typical internet dating site “What’s Your Idea of a Fun Date” response. Therefore, it shouldn’t shock you that we were completely amped about spending 5 hours in 40 degree weather, covered in mud & paint, crawling through the woods in Roanoke, TX at DFW Adventure Park.
This place is in the middle of
Paintball Adventure Course
nowhere (we passed a house with a cow in the front yard) and is huge. They have about 20 paint ball courses, a Moto Cross course, and zip lining. It’s not your typical throw up a few inflatables or barriers and call it a day type of place. Many of the courses involve water, bridges, forest, and buildings.
We had a blast! The funniest part of the entire day was that we decided to go eat at a restaurant immediately after paintball with no wardrobe change or shower. That was very amusing to say the least :).
Enjoy the videos! In order: (1)Interviews — just Ab and I discussing our mad paintball skills. (2) The Action — paint ball action video (3) The Wardrobe Change — J might have gotten a little cold punked out and went and bought some camo… Not saying it’s true but there’s this ugly rumor floating around.
Saying my oldest son is not modest would be the equivalent of saying Mt.Everest is a little hill… I have no idea where he got this over inflated sense of self.
Quit snickering damn it!
I decided to stay and watch him at MMA (what, you don’t let your kids cage fight?) a couple of weeks ago and experienced a real treat. My dear son is telling this guy who happens to be much more experienced than him how he is going to make him tap out..
Well, needless to say that is not what transpired. It was so funny I had to break out the phone video recorder.
I asked my son if he learned he anything to which he responded “I should have worn different shorts…”
Rock on Khalil. Rock on.
GoPro Wide Angle Helmet Cam
We found absolutely the best thing ever! Well, maybe not ever, but definitely a must have for us. There is one word for this gear — sweet! If I had to describe it in two words they would be f’ing sweet!
How can you not love this when it:
- records 2.5 hours on a single charge
- shoots HD video hands free (for when you are barreling toward your death)
- water proof to 60 meters (180 feet)
- shoots in light
- is sturdy enough to avoid bumps and bruises when you’re kicking a**
Oh yeah we have to have it! Can’t live one more day without it.
It is available from the Official Go Pro Store for $299.
Obviously, Ab has to wear this little number (thanks babe) since this is clearly not compatible with my sexy lol. I can’t wait to get it and show you guys what we see.
Hear is some sample video from the cam. You can’t tell us this isn’t hot (well you could, but we won’t listen).