Saturday, October 24, 2009

Thank you Lord for Nuclear Power

"And Lord, we are especially thankful for nuclear power, the cleanest, safest energy source there is. Except for solar, which is just a pipe dream." - Homer Simpson

If you've been following my blog for a while, you know we love us some nuclear power here at the castle. Last evening we attended a picnic for the best darn nuke plant there is here in Maryland. Best part? unlimited spicy shrimp and no kids allowed. (For those taking notes, I still haven't started my Alli diet.)

And I'm proud to say I am no longer a rock wall virgin. I tried rock wall climbing for the first time yesterday. The queen needs practice. Maybe I should plan another Royal Caribbean cruise (a ship with a rock wall of course to get some practice. Last fall when I went on a cruise, the seas were too rocky so the rock wall remained closed). Or maybe I should just start off by practicing on the new kiddie rockwall at Jacob's school.

All the Maryland crabs you wanted. They even had a politically correct Non-Seafood tent area, so those who were allergic - or perhaps just wanted to eat your hamburgers/hotdogs/sausages on a clean table, there was space.

Besides the rock wall, there was a mechanical bull (no didn't try it), faux casino style games (and everyone got a faux $25K to play with), remote control cars, volleyball, DJ and door prizes galore (only employees could win, not spouses). DH won a $50 GC to a local grocery store. The last time they had a picnic like this, you were given a limited # of drink coupons good for either a beer or glass of wine. This time they only offered beer. (and unlimited soda & water). No wine this time. Whine - I wonder who I need to contact to complain about that injustice. Just kidding. As a diet soda addict, unlimited free diet pepsi ranks pretty high in my book.

Above: Maryland crabs getting ready to hit the tables
Below: Part of my dinner. Eating Maryland style is messy. (That is cocktail sauce - not ketchup. Although I do think ketchup goes with practically everything).

Rock wall on the left.

Today is pretty grey, cloudy. Just went to one yardsale. I spent $2 on a new reed diffuser scent thing - its a huge bottle - scent: Wisteria.


Donna in Warrenton, VA said...

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ZDub said...

Wow, that looks really fun! I would have definitely drank them out of beer!

Chris at said...

Zdub - each person was only allowed 3 beer coupons. But of course, the non-beer drinkers were giving their beer coupons to whoever wanted them.

Anonymous said...

Just another reason to leave fossil and go to nuke! Sounds like a lot of fun...don't see a lot of that at Ft Smallwood....

Michelle~waving from Annapolis

Michele said...

Love the table of crabs. Only in Maryland...:-)