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Legoland pirate ship water ride

Legoland, the ocean, the zoo, and some flag football.
Legoland

Legoland dinosaur Legoland helicopter fire patrol Legoland submarine ride Legoland rollercoaster

A few weeks ago, me and Jes and Dani met Zac and Erin and their girls for our first trip to Legoland. I was happy to see that so much of the park is geared toward kids just over 3 and/or 36".

Legoland cars traffic race circuit Legoland cars traffic race circuit

Dani's favorite ride was the race cars, though her first experience didn't go so well. How to explain. So, kids are all wonderful so I'm not the kind of person to say, "my daughter got stuck behind a wiener kid who couldn't find the gas pedal" but in this case my daughter got stuck behind a wiener kid who couldn't find the gas pedal. And so much of the race looked like the pictures above.

This was my failure as a parent having trained her (by example) to follow the car in front of her, even when that car isn't going anywhere.

Legoland race cars pass Legoland race cars apex

The little one is a quick study, though. On her second race she threaded through traffic and hit all the apexes.

Legoland boats

Boats are different.
Beach and zoo time

Scuba dive Marine street La Jolla La Jolla Shores shorebreak Wagon San Diego Zoo flamingos

Jon, Tori, and Jack came down Jon's birthday. We did all the fun stuff: diving Marine Street, False Idol, carne asada fries, the beach, the zoo, carne asada fries.

Car and trike race Retired helmet seat PJ Mask costumes book Catboy Gekko

The half-day activities left ample time for R&R, particularly the day that Jon stepped on a stingray.

Slay the Spire board game in box Slay the Spire board game first run

We unpacked the Slay the Spire boardgame and managed to get through a couple of floors before we had to pack it up.
Flag football

Flag football excel clippy catch

Part of the JR birthday weekend was a League of Sport flag football game. To make it Jon-ish, I designed some Excel-themed jerseys, no sleeves of course. I also found the current model of what used to be called the Black Bomb Nerf-like football, so quarterbacks had a few options.

Meme rules

Flag football excel clippy meme rule hat of scientific randomization

The League of Sport has, from time to time, used one-off meme rules to spice up the competition. In celebration of the NFL's new kickoff rules, we implemented some creative variations on the standard kick to be drawn from the Hat of Scientific Randomness.

Flag football excel clippy meme rule drop kick Flag football excel clippy meme rule blindfold kickoff Flag football excel clippy meme rule heel kick Flag football excel clippy meme rule 360 kick
Flag football excel clippy meme rule kickball Flag football excel meme rule kick Flag football excel clippy meme rule selfie kick

From top-left to bottom-right: The Flutie (drop-kick), The Execution (blindfolded), The Mule (heel kick), The 360 Noscope (spin 360 on the plant foot before kicking), The Volley (midair kick from a toss, any ball), The Conjoined Twins (three-legged kickoff), The Influencer (record a selfie video).

The game

The competition was fierce and so were the gopher holes. In the end, Jon's team Record Macro defeated Pivot Table after overcoming a two-score deficit.

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Flag football excel clippy flag pull Flag football excel clippy contested catch Flag football excel clippy bowling celebration
Flag football excel clippy catch tackle black bomb Flag football excel clippy throw black bomb football Flag football excel clippy meme rule kickball Flag football excel clippy juke
Flag football excel clippy tip drill Flag football excel clippy catch Flag football excel clippy catch
Flag football excel clippy td celebration Flag football excel clippy jump catch



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