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21 July 2007 - 10:22am
Anyone driving by our Employee Parking Lot on Highway 162 the past few weeks has noticed some interesting activity.
18 July 2007 - 7:03pm
Earl Conn is a really nice guy. He's the retired head of the journalism department at Ball State University and still has fun writing travel articles for a bunch of newspapers.
We spent some time with Earl and his family last month and here's his article.
Earl told me he wasn't sure if the editors would go for the headline his grandsons pitched. I'll bet those boys are pretty proud of their first editorial endeavor.
Not to mention all those notches on their coaster belts.
18 July 2007 - 1:30pm
Ever since we got the good news about the results of the online survey to determine the state's "Favorite Indiana Getaway," John has been singing.
"We are the champions, my friend ..."
Frankly ... no one wants to be your friend, John, when you're singing that way.
"I've paid my dues ... time after time ..."
John, our intrepid marketing director, actually has a decent voice. But he's doing this horrible, cheesy, lounge-lizard rendition and it's driving us all crazy.
"I've done my sentence ... but committed no crime."
In fact, the marketing interns locked him out of the office. (Note to self: get a new lock on PR office door. And don't give John a key. Not while he's singing, anyway.)
Despite the singing, we'd like to extend our thanks to the many folks who voted for our trip...
...plus we'd like to add an extra day!
So if you win the Holiday World trip, instead of three days and two nights, you'll receive four days and three nights. That will give you plenty of time to enjoy a day at Marengo Cave and Cave Country Canoes, plus a day and overnight in Evansville ... all this in addition to two days at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari with two overnights in one of the cool RVs at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort.
Please head over to State Tourism's website to enter the contest by July 27.
Yes, you have to write a little essay. Quit complaining.
...at least you're not in constant danger of John calling and singing on the speaker phone.
"No time for losers ... 'cause we are the champions ... "
As part of the Getaway Package, the winners will also receive a $500 Circle K gas card, an RCA Small Wonder digital camcorder plus an RCA Opal mp3 player.
Be sure to load "We Are the Champions" on yours if you win.
It really is a wonderful anthem ... when it's in tune.
12 July 2007 - 3:04pm
My seven-year-old just hollered, "Are you out of your mind?!" to his teacher.
Swim teachers, to be precise.
They laughed and encouraged James to try.
And off he went, paddling away. Still "beating up" the water too much, but a vast improvement from a week ago.
Some of the Splashin' Safari lifeguards are teaching swim lessons this summer.
Somehow we lucked out with our schedule, and James has his own private swim tutor.
Two tutors, actually.
Are you local, and swim lessons for your young'uns sounds good? Send us an email and we'll forward you more information, as another session starts up next week. There are different classes for different ages and skill levels (pre-schoolers through age 16).
There's even a new Jr. Lifeguard Program that will be held the week of July 23.
Jordan passed along a conversation he had with my son the other day:
James: Jordan? May I ask a personal favor?
Jordan: Sure, James.
James: Would you please call it my bottom instead of my butt?
Bless Jordan, he has complied with the rather Victorian request. "Come on, James -- keep your bottom up! Breathe through your nose! You can do it!"