Saturday, July 16, 2011

Escaping Carmageddon to See Pirates

We were not planning to go anywhere near the 405 freeway this weekend. Instead we headed in the opposite direction to Ventura and spent the day with the pirates including Capt. Jack Sparrow. The pirates entertained us with sword fights, action shows and sing-alongs. The treasure hunt and visiting exotic birds are fun too. The kids also really enjoy getting ice cream at Coastal Cone and playing some games at the arcade. It's also a great escape from the heat although it has not been terribly hot these days. Escape Carmageddon and see some pirates!

Pirate Days, Saturday & Sunday, July 16-17, 1 to 4p.m.: Return to the mystical times when the pirates roamed the seas during the 6th Annual Pirate Days Festival. The event features professional pirate live-action shows, pirate themed activities, magic shows, treasure hunts, pirate costume contests, pirate vendors and much more. Admission is free. Free shuttle parking available on Harbor Boulevard.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

No Free Slurpees For Us

The girls were excited to go and Slurpees after lunch; but I told them we would not get them if there was a huge line. So off we went to 7-11 for free Slurpees around 2:00. We still had 10 hrs. left on this freebie; so we took a chance. There were many cars driving into their parking lot; so I had my doubts on there being a not so long line. To my surprise, I got a parking spot right in front. Then I looked up. On the door was a sign that said No More Free Slurpee's. I told the girls the news and the disappointment grew and grew. I said I would still take them to get one. But as I got out of the car, a mom and her kids came out with disappointment. I overheard the mom say to them something like the Slurpee machines weren't working right.

Again, I had to bring bad news to the girls. I tried to make it up by getting ice cream or something else; but their hearts were set on Slurpees. Told them we would go back the next day when they could get a frozen Slurpee and not the nasty watered down syrup that comes out when the machines don't work right. Fast forward. The next day they shared a nice frozen half coke half grape (yuck) Slurpee. I was only out $1.50.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven on 7/11/11

Our Birthday, Your Bash
Stop by for a FREE 7.11 oz Slurpee drink, general merriment and a one-man dance party should you choose to start it. “Running Man” and “Raising the Roof” welcome. “Macarena” NOT welcome.

Time: Monday, July 11 at 12:00am - July 12 at 12:00am

Location: Participating 7-Eleven Stores