adam is away at boy scout camp so it is pam, noah, and i around the house right now. last night we went to haley’s birthday party and there noah found the big rope swing in the back of the fletcher’s house. once he found the swing we didn’t see him again for quite awhile. he was too busy swinging (and judging from his shirt he was also busy falling off the swing).

when i was in middle and high school my mom and dad would take my brother and i to columbia, alabama where we would ski on the chattahoochee river. one of the best parts about going to the chattahoochee is that across the river from our “camp” (you louisiana people would call it the camp – we called it our trailer) was a huge rope swing. the end of the rope was at least 10 feet off the water when it was hanging still and straight down. to swing on it you climbed another 15 feet up an incline and swung from the side of the tree that supported the rope. when you let go of the rope at it’s highest point you were a good 20 feet off the water. you could do a flip off of it with ease. of course, you could also do a monstrous belly flop off of it. i’ve done both (unfortunately more belly flops than flips). in some ways i really miss that rope swing and in other ways i don’t miss it at all

SIDE NOTE – how many new, useless, and stupid reality tv shows can be released in a single year? just let me say one thing “i want to be a hilton.” stupidity has reached new heights. of course, “the princes of malibu” may top it.

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