Monday, May 17, 2010

Mom n' Me Monday

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Mom n' Me Monday was created in an attempt to make myself get in the picture with my kiddos. When my kids are grown, I don't want to look through my photos only to find that I am not in any of them! So, I'm on a mission to "capture" these memories.
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Our "Hoover Dam" experience was memorable, to say the least.  We were on our way to Sedona, and trying to make it there in a timely fashion.  Our plan was to stop at the dam on our trip back to Las Vegas.  However, as we drove across the dam, D-man, in all his infinite wisdom, explained that it was made of enough cement to pour a two lane highway from New York to San Diego.  I have no idea if that is true...by I was impressed.  So naturally, I had D-man pull over so the boys and I could jump out and gaze in awe at this enormous piece of cement!  Being in a bit of a hurry..I chose the quickest route across the road.  Before we ventured across...I told the boys that I wasn't sure if we were allowed to cross here but that if we did it quickly..no one would notice. 

We looked both ways, being the safety conscience parent that I am, and as soon as we were in the clear scampered across the road.  Yes, we scampered. Just as we approached the opposite side, we heard a large horn and then a booming voice over a loud speaker. Of course, I had no idea what it meant...that is until we heard these words, 

YOU HAVE CROSSED THE ROAD AT AN ILLEGAL SPOT. PLEASE GO AROUND AND USE THE STAIRS UPON RETURNING TO YOUR CAR!!

So much for our covert operation.  Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that we would be "called out" over the loud speakers at The Hoover Dam.  We quickly made our way to the lookout. A sweet, non English speaking man offered to snap our picture. And we quietly made our way back to the R.V.  This time, by way of the stairs.  

For the rest of the trip, every time we crossed a street, J-boy reminded me of the time that we got yelled at over the loud speaker at the famous Hoover Dam.  For some reason, I think that incident will not quickly be forgotten. Especially since J-boy has shared it with just about everyone and their mother! 
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27 comments:

The JAMC Johnsons said...

I laughed when I read this...especially about J-boy telling everyone all about it! Great picture!

sheila said...

Oh, great pic! I went there a couple yrs ago. OMG so HOT!

liz said...

I laughed at "gaze in awe at this enormous piece of cement"! I can't believe they have it set up to monitor and tell at people! That would have scared me straight.

All these photos make me want to road trip.

Melis said...

That is too funny! You're such a rebel... ;-)

Heather said...

How fun that you got to visit the Hoover Dam! That's funny about the loud speaker. :) And the two-lane highway thing is true- pretty crazy; that is a LOT of cement.

lovingmylife said...

LOL! Yeah I bet that was just a little embarrassing! Great photo. Have I ever told you how much I love the color of your big boys hair? Well I love it! :)

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

I love these posts! I will link up one of these days when I have two seconds to plan ahead!

Courtney said...

Hysterical, Julie! Sounds just like something I would do for a picture.

Natalie said...

I love the damn dam! We're going to Parker next month...taking the boat and the kids...and we boat about to the dam and then just float back down. It's a lot of fun. Well, it's fun without kids, I'll have to let you know how much fun it is with kids :)

Carrie said...

Sounds like you guys made a memory, too! I'm sure you'll be talking about the guy over the loud speaker for years to come!! ;)

If I can get my act together, I'm going to join in today!

Also, I was working on my WFW for this week last night, and I added an orange color-block to the right side, too ... great minds must think alike!

lulalola.com said...

It's funny, because this will be one of those "mom" moments that will be infamous. It'll probably evn grow with time and every retelling! Great picture!

Tanya said...

OH NO...you got called our by Big Brother!! Scary. ;o) Love the photos!

P.S.
In honor of Buck the Duck, I finally posted my pics of our ducks for ya!

Arizona Mamma said...

Yep...The Peanut Gallery, walkin' on the wild side. Well you know the saying..."when in Rome...er in this case the "wild" west. ;)

This story just cracks me up. I can imagine it as if I see if happen.

P.S. I am so annoyed. I scheduled my post for midnight, but before I logged off last night, I did something or other and it saved as a stinkin' draft. So it wasn't up this morning!

staceysmotheringmoments said...

That is too funny! But you have to know that you must not be the first ones to do that, otherwise they wouldn't have a giant horn in place to tell you not too!!

Eileen said...

I think the loudspeaker guy should yell, "Hey! Use the dam crosswalk!"

Sonora said...

Hahaha! I would have been mortified. At least it is something you will never forget!
Love the picture!

3LittleMonkeys said...

That is too funny Julie...and a tad bit embarrassing?!

Great photo. I would love to go there one day and see the dam. I'm sure the pics don't do it justice.

Dana said...

OMG! That is too funny! I've also heard that booming voice. It is way funner to read that it happend to you!!

Bossy Betty said...

Oh! You were busted!

We were there about two years ago. Have they finished the giant bridge yet??

Stuff could always be worse said...

Yes love the photos...
kim

Grace Wheeler said...

How funny! I have never heard about that happening! Thanks for for telling us...now I know what NOT to do when visiting the Hoover Dam :)

Hannah said...

That is hilarious! I would have freaked out if the loudspeaker man came after me!!

I love the idea of Mom and Me pictures. I struggle with getting in the pictures.

Love your blog :)

Muthering Heights said...

LOL, they will never forget THIS trip!!

He & Me + 3 said...

NO YOU DIDN"T? LOL That is too funny. Great picture though...so worth it:)

Trench Mommy (Mandy) said...

Great to meet you! Love your adorable blog here...and your cute kids! Thanks for following me over at To Read, Or Not To Read! Oh! And what a fab idea to do a Mom 'n Me pic meme! I'm terrible...my kids will never know if they had a mom or not!

The Empress said...

You are so right.

I think I'm in like 4 pictures.

I gotta get my act together...

Seizing My Day said...

cool ~ I will have to google that info! ha ha! My little man would get a kick out of that!

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