Saturday, February 18, 2012

Bourne Legacy and a Lot of Hot Air...

Like I said in a previous post, my family spent last weekend in Clark. It was Cameron's first trip out of town and I think it went pretty well. Then again, the travel took just about 2-3 hours one-way (probably shouldn't be more than 2, but getting out of the city contributed a lot to it). We booked a hotel room with a kitchen so that we didn't have to eat out for every meal (eating out - now, that's stressful). Let it be put on record that Mark is pissed with the Bourne Legacy people (they were shooting in the city market - a street over from where we live, and no, I didn't even try to catch a glimpse of Matt Damon or Rachel Wiesz... side rant: I grew up reading Robert Ludlum because my dad is a fan - first book: Icarus Agenda, back in 5th grade - I was too young for it, but I wanted to read a grown-up book because I was pretentious like that... oh right, the rant... I don't cotton to the idea of Matt Damon being Jason Bourne. I don't know. Matt Damon... with him, it'll always be the '80s and he's this kid actor... yeah, anyway, that wasn't really a rant... back to Mark's issue) he wanted to get grapes as a car snack (it's just something you pop in your mouth, how convenient is that!) but, no, the market was closed to the public because of the shooting. He could have gone to the supermarket - we have 2, both also just a street over, but nooooooooo, Mark does not buy fruits from the supermarket if he can help it. Anyway, moving on to our actual trip. It was thrilling to see para-gliders and hang gliders and skydivers and hot air balloons... from outside the actual airfield. You can tell from the pictures that we didn't go inside the actual fair grounds. The ticket line was enough to discourage me. The crowd was another thing. We just joined many others who opted to just park their cars outside the airfield and we actually had a better view of the exhibitions. We were also more comfortable either sitting in our cars or outside them in folding chairs or on picnic blankets. The aerial exhibitions were what we were after anyway. Maybe when the kids are bigger and would appreciate the museums, etc. we'll brave the lines and crowds -- or not. I really won't tolerate crowds if I have a choice.


Update: Mark has just told me that Matt Damon isn't doing this Bourne installment, so that just goes to prove how unconcerned I was/am with all the shooting hoopla that happened... I don't know who Jeremy Renner is, and when I tried to google him, the first key phrase that dropped down was "jeremy renner gay"... anyway...

2 comments:

Sharkbytes said...

Car trips with small children are very stressful. Hang in there.

spinninglovelydays said...

I was probably expecting worse. This trip wasn't so bad, hee.