Thursday, September 21, 2017

Photos: Hotel Pool

When we checked in at the hotel, there was a very large group in the hotel pool causing all kinds of chaos in their fun. By the time we finished eating and got relaxed, they were all gone. So we pretty much had the place to ourselves.

Story: My Basketball at School

At our elementary school, they had basketball goals installed outside but I don't recall any teacher handing them out during any grade for us to play. So seeing an obstacle to fun, I decided to provide a solution, I brought my own. We had free time during school and I started playing with my basketball. It didn't take too long before two kids took it away from me and wouldn't let me have it back. Eventually a teacher made them stop, but I was advised to keep my basketball at home. It only takes one or two idiots to ruin everything for everybody else. 

Fact of the Day: Safe Quicksand

While many movies and tv shows have people stuck in quicksand in the plot, it's actually almost impossible (due to levels of density) for a person or an animal to be submerged in quicksand.  

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Photos: Hotel Pizza and Wings

 Walking into the hotel, we saw some group in the pool and some of them were eating Papa Johns pizza. That got me hungry about pizza and we originally wanted to go to Domino's (closest) but that location was closed for some kind of safety thing or something, so that was bizarre. So we found a Pizza Hut and I got a pan pizza and Daisy got wings. We just ate the food in the hotel room.

Favorite Quotes: Don't Detest a United Country

"Madam, don't bring up your sons to detest the United States government. Recollect that we form one country now. Abandon all these local animosities, and make your sons Americans."

-Robert E. Lee

One of the biggest ironies I see here in the South is a racist "rebel" carrying both a Confederate flag and a American flag together. The two flags could not hold any more different meanings from each other. While most southerners are proud to be Americans, the neo-confederates quickly forget that the Confederacy was all about leaving the United States. While the South as a whole sort-of took his advice here, the horrid traditions of racism and bigotry hiding under the excuse of "state's rights" still influence the current conservative politics of today. If only Robert E. Lee told them not to underachieve when becoming Americans.