Trader Family Road Trip–Day 4: It’s Craaaaazy!

Sunday was jam packed with all kinds of fun activities. There is so much that I’m going to break it in to 2 posts.


First we all met up for breakfast and then headed to Silver Lake Michigan where the first stop was Craig’s Cruisers.

The first thing we did was head to the race track and go drag racing! Isabella and I sat out to watch and take pics so that CJ and the others could ride.


(Side note: CJ has 2 basic poses for pictures (his “blue steel” if you will). One of them is to have the hand up waving and the other is to look drunk. He doesn’t try to look drunk it just happens as a result of him talking or laughing or blinking or actually trying to do blue steel. So, I had to laugh when I saw this pic with the hand wave even while driving!)


CJ’s 86 year old dad even got out there and raced! I was impressed!

After finishing that race, some of the group decided to try the Crazy Cars ( I think that’s what they’re called anyway ). Basically the cars drive around on a metal surface so they slip and slide all over.


We ate lunch and then some of the group went on the bumper boats! Again, I stayed ashore due to my intense fear of water/drowning.


Then it was off to the Sand Dunes (which I’ll post about later – it needs a whole post of its own!). After that we came back to Craig’s Cruisers and CJ and I played mini golf while Isabella went with her Aunt Shellee and Uncle Chuck to have ice cream.


As we all know, I have a competitive streak. Once when playing mini-golf at the Olympic facility in Sydney, Australia I got so mad at a hole that I whacked my club against a tree and bent it. Oops. This is probably why I don’t play real golf. It would be too expensive for me. So with this game, I kept telling myself that this would just be a friendly game of putt-putt. No big deal. Just have fun. But let’s face it – that’s not my nature. I kept meticulous scores and it was a very close game. The difference between winner and loser was 1 point (yes I had CJ verify the math). I won’t say who won but I will say my club was solidly in tact when we left.


Isabella really enjoyed the time with her aunt and uncle. Chuck showed her the “Crazy Clock” in the arcade which she still talks about!  Later she insisted on taking me and CJ back to show us the Crazy Clock!



It’s CRA-AAAZY!! When I asked her what her favorite part of the day was she said “CRAZY CLOCK!!!” and then her second favorite thing was ice cream with Uncle Chuck!

We were all pooped by the end of the day. Isabella slammed in to bed and we weren’t far behind!

Stay tuned for more to come!!

If you like this you might also like:

Trader Family Road Trip – Day 3

Trader Family Road Trip – Day 2

Trader Family Road Trip – Day 1

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