Don’t go chasing waterfalls….

June 30, 2019


The boys and I had an adventure and went to Kansas City to visit IKEA. It was a fine, fine visit, and I only had two things I needed to buy. Unfortunately, they don’t make one of them anymore. No matter, it was still fun. Lloyd suffered through bravely.

We stayed at a La Quinta, and I don’t know if they are all like this, but it was designed like a funhouse. The hallway had four ramp/risers in it and it felt very much like walking through the hotel in The Shining. It was a little freaky.

After all the IKEAing, we had some time to kill before Beth arrived to pick up Lloyd and take him to meeting at St. Paul School. Lloyd found a waterfall park and we went for a very short, very hot hike.

See, Brad? I told you this would be sideways.

Proof that we were all here:

Crossing the creek, the boys leapt about on the stones like young goats, while I stood around holding my icy drink, which I sipped from frequently so I wouldn’t catch on fire from the sun. Lloyd squatted down to get video of me falling in the creek. This is my stare when I told him, “I could stand here all day.” Eventually he stopped filming and I backed up to an easier spot.

Back at the car, I collapsed into a sweaty nap. Ahhhhh, nature.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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2 Responses to “Don’t go chasing waterfalls….”

  1. Kristi Said on:

    …Please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you’re used to….

    Great story! I’m so glad that you didn’t catch on fire.


  2. Brad Said on:

    Ha! I’m glad you got a picture of that hallway. It was crazy!


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