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3/04/2009

Wordless Wednesday (almost)



In March of last year, while on our trip to England, #3 Son was walking along behind me, hands in his pockets, casually ambling along as we circled Stonehenge. I was snapping pictures like crazy. I turned around to espy my son, obviously unaffected by his surroundings. I said, "Zach, what's with you? LOOK where you ARE!!!" To which he replied, "Dad", with all the patronizing attitude he could muster for the word 'Dad', "I've already experienced the WOW factor here". In the above photo, taken on our first trip to England, he is, apparently, enjoying that WOW factor he spoke of.

Ndinombethe.

16 comments:

OHmommy said...

WOW. you have been to Stonehenge. WOW!!!

Shadow said...

kids. that eternal coolness. a sign of the times??? methinks! and wow, you went to stonehenge, how cool! looks a tad chilly, what?

Hockeyman said...

Next time take me! I love the historical sites of England. Even though I never made it to Stonehenge...traveling there for work didn't leave a lot of fun time, especially in the Northern part of the country where I was.

Momisodes said...

LOL! That is a great shot of you both.
Stonehenge as the backdrop is gorgeous! I've never been, but would love to one day :)

maggie's mind said...

Love that shot! I've never seen Stonehenge. Well, other than the fake one in Oregon that is pretty cool. Guess that's not the same, though, right? It's on my list.

Jientje said...

I have never seen Stonehenge either,and I would LOVE to go there too! Why don't we all go together huh? LOL! That would be fun!

Nicole said...

Hehe, "WoW factor, been there done that" - isn't he cool :D
I think I could go to Stonehenge a thousand times and still would say "WOW".
Must be the age :P

Joyce-Anne said...

I've never been to Stonehenge. I can almost hear him say the patronizing "Dad!" only a way a teenager can. Love the picture-it's a great shot of the two of you.

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Ah, teenagers.

You're a cool dad.

Hyphen Mama said...

All that greatness is lost on the young, isn't it?

I was 28 when I went to Scotland and could have spent DAYS just sitting in the circles of standing stones... waiting for them to tell me their stories. I can't wait to go back, but I realize it'll be lost on my kids for a while.

LceeL said...

OHmommy: Twice!! Been there twice. Unlike my son, I have not accustomed myself to the WoW factor.

Shadow: It was chilly that time. We were there in December.

Hockeyman: Man, if I could I would. I know - when I win hte lottery - you and me, buddy.

Momisodes: It is an amazingly eerie place.

Maggie's Mind: It is a World Heritage Site - it should be on EVERYBODY'S bucket list. Just not in Winter.

Jientje: Yes!! Let's all jump in the bus and go!

Nicole: Me, too. Nicole.

Joyce-Anne: Thank you, Joyce-Anne. Isn't it funny how only a teenager can say it that way?

HollyATOM: Thank you, Holly.

Hyphen Mama: Yes - but travel does work on them - no matter what their age.

witchypoo said...

Whodathunk twice would have used up the wow of Stonehenge.

Loraine said...

They built a Stonehenge here that I still need to visit. I'm sure the 'wow" factor will be a bit more subdued than with the real deal.

Hyphen Mama said...

LOL! I just saw your tarot card at Kim's! SO right on.

Trannyhead said...

*snort*

I totally remember being embarrassed by my parents' tourist sort of reactions to various places in Europe. I should have been grateful they took my sorry arse to such places!

Indigo said...

I would of given anything to have that "wow" experience in some of the places you've been. Your kids are so fortunate, on so many levels. (Hugs)Indigo