This weeks weekend relevant prompts for Monday Haiku are:
- Family Reunion – inspired by a trip to a family reunion on my wife’s mother’s side of the family. Sadly it involved a trip to Laughlin, Nevada, although the thing itself was in nearby Bullhead City. I’m not a big fan of that place and it was extremely hot (109 F on saturday afternoon).
- Road Trip – It was a bit of a drive to the above.
- Fathers day – Regular readers will know this is my second Fathers day.
So here we go:
The dreaded return
who are these people?
It wasn’t that big, or mostly wasn’t as bad as the Haiku suggests, but it wasn’t something my wife and I had great enthusiasm for.
On the road again
the beauty of the desert
who wants to live there?
And the desert drive is a bit dull.
Second Fathers day
So happy to have my son
no socks present yet
Bonus Haiku is looking at the fabulous place of Laughlin, Nevada. We stayed in the Harrah’s hotel. It seems to be full of old people gambling their last days away, and others who think they are old, doing the same thing. Planning your trip there, check it out here. Bonus Haiku between the lines below:
Sweating my nuts off
Someone forgot the cold switch
And in the hotels:
Where are the young uns?
Tis land of the walking dead
It’s no way to go
Things I learned this weekend:
- I’m more familiar with Laughlin and nearby Bullhead, than perhaps I would like to be.
- My boy likes to give his parents the look of having stayed up all evening gambling by waking up in the middle of the night (on friday night) and staying a awake for nearly three hours.
- The reunion was not as bad as I thought it might be, in fact, some of it was fun.
- My son isn’t bothered by large groups of people. He was quite happy wandering around and saying hello in his own way.
- I witnessed a good example of how history can be rewritten, as some tales were told of the deceased Grandpa (who passed away at the end of last year).
Lexicon word of the day: charmeuse.