I hope you've been having a great "summer" (if you can call it that!) Jackie and I are back from our break, rested and ready to roll. But before we dive into the news of the day, I thought I'd take a minute to catch you up on my time off, kind of like the kids do when they head back to school. With that said, here's a short essay: 

What I Did On My Summer Vacation by Dickie P. 

I had a great time on my vacation. First of all, I slept in and then had breakfast while watching cartoons. (I think Spongebob and Patrick might be more than just "friends".)

One day, I opened a lemonade stand at the bottom of my driveway. Lot's of cars drove by, but no one stopped until I changed the sign to read: "Lemonade & Vodka". After that, business really picked up. 

One weekend I went to Cedar Point! It was a blast! I got on "The Raptor" and pulled a muscle in my shoulder putting on the seat belt. I asked the teenager running the ride to let me off, then put a note in the suggestion box. It said: "Please change the sign from "You must be 54 inches to ride the Raptor" to "You must be under 30 years old to ride the Raptor". 

I saw a lot of people there wearing T-Shirts like "I Used To Be With Stupid. Now I'm with an Idiot!" and "I'm the Best Ride at Cedar Point". 

I was disappointed that they didn't have Salmon flavored funnel cakes, but other than that it was an awesome trip! 

I also went to sleepaway camp, but got homesick and called my mom, uh, my wife, to pick me up after one day. 

I did a lot of other stuff too, but I really don't remember. 

All in all, it was an excellent summer vacation. 

-Dickie P. 

Have a great day and I'll see you back here tomorrow!