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Fam Fest 2012

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For this year’s Fam Fest/Gram Fest, we decided to participate in St. Louis Public Radio‘s MetroQuest–an adventure around St. Louis using only your feet and MetroLink (and okay wheels in our case). Rounding out our team were our fearless leaders, Grammy and Grandpa, Aunt Nan, Aunt Suzi, Mom and myself. Aunt Suzi named us (“Fam-A-Lam-A-Ding-Dongs”) and Mom dressed us (in capes and white sunglasses courtesy of Stoli). Then we literally were off.

Fam-A-Lam-A-Ding-Dongs

Taking flight at the first Metro Stop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Along each stop, you answered trivia and completed challenges. Not having a smartphone, we didn’t upload our photos to the site for points. Instead, we were the team creating chaos and laughter along the way. Case in point: the elevator.

It was here the wheels of the Gramses’ got tangled and refused to come apart. ¬†While the elevator door opened and closed at the Metro station, Grandpa used his cane to make it stop and Grammy attempted to use her arm. All to no avail. I made sure to document the fact the sisters could barely get it together in the back to figure out a plan.

Upon exiting, I think everyone was newly invigorated as we took the Missouri History Museum by storm in our photo scavenger hunts.

Sing “Proud Mary” to a stranger. And to think, we were rollin’ all day!

Your best 50s housewife pose in the pink kitchen

Proudly display the beaver pelts

All in all, the day might have started out with this….

But it ended like this. Successful Fam Fest 2012!

Quickie: Old People Are Hilarious

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I try every week to call over to Grammy and Grandpa’s house, mainly because the pearls/gems of hilarity that come out of their mouths can last me for a good two weeks. If Grandpa ever learns how to Skype, I’m going to start a YouTube Channel with our videos.

Ben Stiller got the same idea and got his dad, Jerry Stiller, and his old comedy act partner Anne Meara to do a Stiller & Meara show on Yahoo!. Ben sits them down in a room and they talk about topics going on today. It’s hilarious. Like pee your pants funny. Here’s Anne talking about Jersey Shore.

“They’re like trolls! She has a big knob on the top of her head, like a tumor.”