Wednesday, June 21, 2017

International Snack Facts

Lovely Wife and I recently celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary this year with a trip to Europe, cruising up the Rhine. The trip was great - Operation Reconnect with Spouse: accomplished.

Many wonderful memories were made that I'd be happy to talk about. Here, I want to share with you one of my personal favorite trip activities: trolling my 15 YO son, Will. On school days, he gets himself up at 6:00 a.m. to make it to the bus. I had this nagging worry that he might oversleep, so (almost) every school day of the trip, I set an alarm for 6:00 a.m. MST to ping him. This was 2:00 in the afternoon for me (my texts are in blue):

Tue, May 23, 6:01 AM

In Amsterdam, they put peanut butter on their fries!
I see
Good morning
Good morning!  How y'all doing?
Wed, May 24, 6:20 AM

The vending machines in Amsterdam have a variety of unusual snacks!
🤠how's it going?
Good, it's 6:23
So far so good then.  Have a great day!
Thx u too

Thu, May 25, 6:04 AM

The dutch have many strange and wondrous ways to prepare potatoes!

Thu, May 25, 11:56 AM

Sry I didn't txt u I was tired
Cool potatoes
🤠they were quite tasty.  How are ya?
Good, in math class
Oh!  Do good maths - chat later.

Thu, May 25, 3:16 PM

The soldier who wields this blade is called a "doppel solder" and earns double pay for wielding the giant blade.
The one on the left looks pretty sick


I went to a cheese farm.  I now know how to make cheese!
Mashed sheep?
Is more complicated than that, but easier on the sheep than that.
Btw, German beer is more potent than Utah beer. *hic*
I see

You have school tomorrow?
So, maybe I shouldn't text you at 6:00...
So that's what u were doing
Ya plz don't lol
I thought u were just sharing snack facts and didn't realize how early it was XD
Ok - text if you want more dad facts about the world.  We in Germany now. XD
Hell ya I will
Hey - snacks are important.
I know that better than literally anyone ;)
Yes...yes you do.
Will chat more tomorrow - is 11:30 pm here (and I need to find moar snacks)
Fri, May 26, 9:01 AM

In Germany, they eat their french fries using wooden tweezers!

Fri, May 26, 11:30 AM
It was totally dark souls and ripe for assassins creed.
Ya, that was literally an area in dark souls 3, part of the castle😱
I wish I could see that
You will.

Sun, May 28, 9:49 AM

The German word "fahrt" means "journey"
This is Emperor William (Wilhelm)
Haha thx dad

Mon, May 29, 10:33 AM

German kamikazi submarine from WWII
That looks like the pilot would be miserable
Definitely - it was a suicide sub, so…

Tue, May 30, 6:05 AM

Bonjours, William!  Did you know that "french fries" were invented in a small Belgian village when the river froze over and the villagers, unable to catch fish and desperate for something to fry, turned to potatoes?
Tonight is our last night on the boat.  We'll stay in a hotel in zurich tomorrow night and fly out on Thursday.
How are things there?
Hooray! Things r good except I forgot to dry my laundry last night 😬
Whoops.  Hope you have something to wear...
Tue, May 30, 3:15 PM
Hey you, how goes it?
My final projects went bad tho :(
Ooh, sorry man.  Anything to be done about it?
Nah but my grades didn't really change much, still mostly a's and nothing lower than a b
That's pretty good.  Sorry your parents are cavorting in europe instead of supporting you.  
No worries 😉
(It is pretty nice here tho)
I bet
Ok sir - any message for yer mum?
Love u guys
Love u too. 😘

Will is currently on a trip and sending me annotated pics of his breakfast. *sigh* They grow up so fast...