So, I woke up this morning and called Kroger to see if they had gas. Before I could even ask my question the man on the other line told me they had gas, they would only have it for a limited time, there were about 200 cars in the parking lot waiting, and that I needed to get down there quick. So I threw on shoes and grabbed my purse and that is how I came to wait in line for 2 hours.
I wish I would have had my camera with me. Not only were the lines of cars in the parking lot something to see. I also got to watch a car be swarmed with several angry people cursing and threatening the driver because he cut in line.
Mike said he heard on the news today that Nashville has used as much gas in one week that we usually use in a month, and that is mostly due to hurricane Ike evacuees that have travelled up to Nashville. Luckily, now both Mike and I have full tanks and hopefully by the time we need to fill up again this problem will be solved.
I will not go into detail, but I do want to say that these people will stop at nothing to find a way to enjoy themselves. I was completely surprised by some of the information given during this show. It is like the Child Predators think of the internet as a secret hiding place to do their illegal acts. Luckily, technology is catching up and it isn't as easy to hide anymore.
Everyday there are task forces and programs out there that are monitoring the online activity and finding these people. The unfortunate part is that there are so many online predators and there isn't enough manpower and money to capture the majority of them.
So here is where you can help. There is a bipartisan bill that the Senate will be voting on soon. The bill is Senate Bill 1738, it is called the Protect our Children Act. Go to this Oprah Show link, once there click on the "senate.gov" link to look up your states senators. After you have the contact information for your senators: call, email, and write them (there is a sample letter on Oprah's page). Ask them to vote for this bill. If this bill passes it will provide the man power and resources to help find these predators, but most importantly it will help keep children from harms way. Hurry because the senate will recess September 26th.
Since we have gotten back, everyone has asked us what we did while we were in Cabo, well the answer is...Nothing! We ate breakfast, laid out at the pool, took naps, ate lunch, took naps, laid out by the pool, went out to dinner, and slept. That was pretty much the schedule for 8 days. We did throw in some snorkeling, scuba diving, spa time, and a sunset cruise, but the majority of the time was spent relaxing. All in all we had a wonderful time. Cabo San Lucas was the first trip Mike and I had taken by ourselves since our honeymoon 5 1/2 years ago. We had a really great time, but I think we realized that for a long relaxing vacation (like this one) we would enjoy having friends on the trip with us. I will warn whoever is thinking about going to Cabo, it is EXPENSIVE! So save your money.
The following are pictures of our resort:
Mike relaxing at the front of the Catamaran
This is "El Arco"
A snapshot of us (along with some random woman:) in front of "El Arco."
Finally, you can't travel to Cabo without a trip to Cabo Wabo!
One last thing I forgot to mention. Our trip seemed to be the trip for celebrity citings. In the airport we saw Barry Trotz (the coach for Nashville's Hockey team the Predators), Vince Gill and Amy Grant were on our flight, we met someone from the TV show "Nashville" at our resort, in the airport on our way home we saw Jewel, and the most exciting celebrity run-in happened our very first night in Cabo. For dinner that night we decided to eat somewhere close to the resort, so we headed to a restaurant not far on the beach. About halfway through the meal a family sits down next to us and it was Christian Slater, his wife, and kids!