Family Vacation Banter

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Part 1- Harry Caray's.

"Bad news," my mom texts me as I'm riding in my uber to join the rest of my family at Midway Airport last week, en route to our vacay in North Carolina.

Oh shit, I think. Jade's appendix burst again? Knox threw up in the middle of Midway (he's done this.) Lola forgot her Polly Pockets. What could it be?

"Harry Caray's is closed! Dad is pissed. It's now a White Sox bar," my mom texts again.

My parents LOVE Midway Harry Caray's. Who doesn't though, to be honest.

"So where are you waiting then?" I text back.

"Harry Caray's."

"But I thought?"

"The new one. Not called Harry Caray's. White Sox Inn? We ordered you a Bloody. "

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the Wolfe family vacation 2017.

A mere twenty minutes later, I zoom through security and join my parents in Not Harry Caray's.

"Can you believe this?!" My dad says when I first walk in and find them sitting at the back table. "There's not even photos on the wall anymore. Not one!"

"Why would they do this?" My mom chimes in.

"And to think we were just here last week and everything seemed completely normal," my dad says as if he's reminiscing about an old friend, rather than an airport restaurant/bar.

One in the same, I suppose.

My sister sits between Knox and Lola, reminding Knox his screen time will be limited. He's not happy about this.  Lola is playing Polly Pockets.

The bloodys at Not Harry Caray's are $17. The server sets them down just as I walk in and they appear to be only tomato juice and vodka. Not a single garnish. This won't go over well.

"We're out of pickles, celery, and olives," the server says, sensing our disappointment with the meager $17 bland beverage, "so the bloodys will only be $8 today."

She asks if we want food and my mom says, "just an order of fried pickles."

"We're out of those too."

So we don't order any food.

The server walks away and my dad says, "This would have never happened at Harry Caray's."

We all can't help but nod in agreement.

Little do we know Harry Caray's is just the tip of the iceberg. When we walk further into the airport we'll see that Potbelly is gone, as well. If Nuts On Clark has been kicked out and my mom can't get her airport popcorn the trip will be called off right then and there.

Luckily, Nuts On Clark has survived the restaurant exodus at Midway. For NOW!

Family vacay can go on.

Part II- "This Place Reminds Me of Cape Fear, the movie."

It was a two hour flight to Raleigh, in which Harry Caray's is discussed for the majority of it, as well as our speculation as to which restaurants will go next and have all new employees been brought in?

"I've bought popcorn from the same nice woman at Clarks for years. YEARS! And she's no longer there," my mom insists. "It's a shame."

"Maybe today's her day I off?" I suggest.

"Nope. No way. She's gone."

"And I bet they're paying the new employees a lot less," my dad adds. "I just can't believe Harry Caray's is gone."

We all agree.

After a quick stop in Raleigh to see my brother's new home, we make the two hour trek to Wilmington. Upon entering the scenic coastal town we begin seeing billboards about "Cape Fear Seafood" and "Cape Fear Banking" and "Cape Fear blah blah blah."

"Oh Cape Fear! What a good movie!" My sister says.

"Yes! So good!" My mom responds.

"I don't think I've seen that one, but I've heard of it," I say, wishing I'd seen it, knowing the numerous discussions that are about to ensue.

"With Robert De Niro!"

"And he comes after the daughter."

"Nope, I haven't seen it," I say to my mom and sister, who are both in total shock I haven't seen this 90s thriller.

We get to our house near Wrightswood Beach and it's gorgeous. It's exactly what I'd imagine a North Carolina home near the water would look like. My dad, who rode in my brother's car, gets out of the car and immediately says, "This place is exactly like Cape Fear! The movie!"

"I haven't seen it."

"With Robert De Niro! And the daughter! You sure?"

"Yup," I say, once again to everyone's disappointment.

"You gotta watch it. It's so good."

Our home on the inside is even cuter than the outside.









When we arrive it's pretty grey and rainy, so we decide to go and get groceries as everyone is supposed to make dinner for the house one night.

The storm moves in just as my parents are making the dinner they chose for the evening and the kitchen lights start to flicker.

"Oh yeah, this is just like Cape Fear. The movie," my dad says excitedly.

We all agree.

Part III- The Tide Really DOES Change!

coming soon.


13 comments:

  1. Ha, love the dialogue. Sounds like something I'd hear with my family, for sure. That house looks gorgeous! I'd love to do something like that with a big group of friends one day. Can't wait to hear more about the trip!

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    1. Hello,
      I Read the article of a very great spell caster and it seems very helpful
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      especially since he has a girlfriend. Not to mention that she’s a girl he
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      When I asked him why he kept sleeping with me even though he was in a
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      were things in our relationship that were tough. We traveled for 4 months
      right in the beginning, and it was hard due to different expectations. When
      we returned our living situation was unstable which caused a lot of stress
      on my end. And when I ask why he didn’t give me a chance to make things
      better he said he gave me tons of chances. Oh, and he compared our
      relationship with his past. He says that things were great, and then they
      went bad really fast, and that why his back with is Ex. Because it at least
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      running out of my eyes and Dr alexzander promised to make things right in
      my relationship and also assured me that my boyfriend is going to come back
      to me within 78hrs. At first i was shock and didn't believe him because i
      thought it was impossible to do. But i gave it a try and trusted him. Dr
      alexzander asked for my details and his, then guarantee me of his return.
      Truly my ex lover started calling me and also begging me to forgive him and
      that's his willing to give us a second chance, then promised me never to
      love any other woman apart from me. it all seem like a miracle to me till
      now. Dr alexzander. Words can't express how i feel right now. it been 2
      month now since you caste that love spell for me and nothing have gone bad
      between us. his now caring more than ever and also the loving kind of Man i
      have ever wanted for myself in life. I thank you Dr alexzander for saving
      my relationship. Indeed you are the best. I want to use this media to share
      my testimony for the whole world to see and know that there is still hope
      in your broken relationship, No matter how bad it seems don't give up hope
      and also contact this man who saved my own. you can reach him through his
      website address http://alexzanderhightemple-com.webs.com or contact him
      direct with his email address alexzanderhightemple@gmail.com. I thank you
      Dr alexzander for helping me and i will always share my testimony in every
      social media or place i may go to.
      (From United State Of America).
      Mrs Tracy Grilli.
      http://tracygrilli.blogspot.com.tr
      https://tracygrilli59.blogspot.com

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  2. the most important takeaway from this: what could possibly replace Potbelly?!?!?!?

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    1. Hello,
      I Read the article of a very great spell caster and it seems very helpful
      to me. I haven’t had the chance to have a proper relationship with my ex
      because we work together. This will be the final week or work and then I
      wont be around him constantly. Unfortunately, I broke one of the rules in
      the article and have been sleeping with him. Something I’m not proud of,
      especially since he has a girlfriend. Not to mention that she’s a girl he
      dated off and on for 3 years before he dated me.
      When I asked him why he kept sleeping with me even though he was in a
      relationship, his response was because I wanted it, and he wantve him all to
      myself. That was when i read about Dr alexzander on how he help people in
      saving their relationship and i was really desperate for his help. There
      were things in our relationship that were tough. We traveled for 4 months
      right in the beginning, and it was hard due to different expectations. When
      we returned our living situation was unstable which caused a lot of stress
      on my end. And when I ask why he didn’t give me a chance to make things
      better he said he gave me tons of chances. Oh, and he compared our
      relationship with his past. He says that things were great, and then they
      went bad really fast, and that why his back with is Ex. Because it at least
      took them years for things to get that bad. So i was very sad and
      disappointing and decided to contact this spell caster for help with tears
      running out of my eyes and Dr alexzander promised to make things right in
      my relationship and also assured me that my boyfriend is going to come back
      to me within 78hrs. At first i was shock and didn't believe him because i
      thought it was impossible to do. But i gave it a try and trusted him. Dr
      alexzander asked for my details and his, then guarantee me of his return.
      Truly my ex lover started calling me and also begging me to forgive him and
      that's his willing to give us a second chance, then promised me never to
      love any other woman apart from me. it all seem like a miracle to me till
      now. Dr alexzander. Words can't express how i feel right now. it been 2
      month now since you caste that love spell for me and nothing have gone bad
      between us. his now caring more than ever and also the loving kind of Man i
      have ever wanted for myself in life. I thank you Dr alexzander for saving
      my relationship. Indeed you are the best. I want to use this media to share
      my testimony for the whole world to see and know that there is still hope
      in your broken relationship, No matter how bad it seems don't give up hope
      and also contact this man who saved my own. you can reach him through his
      website address http://alexzanderhightemple-com.webs.com or contact him
      direct with his email address alexzanderhightemple@gmail.com. I thank you
      Dr alexzander for helping me and i will always share my testimony in every
      social media or place i may go to.
      (From United State Of America).
      Mrs Tracy Grilli.
      http://tracygrilli.blogspot.com.tr
      https://tracygrilli59.blogspot.com

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  3. 1) That house is beautiful!
    2) That glass of wine looks delicious
    3) Your family sounds just as fun and crazy as mine :)

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  4. The 1962 version of Cape Fear, with Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck, is even better!

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    1. I heard this mentioned a time or two ;)

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  5. I really liked this made me smile, laugh and feel good family can be so funny and so annoying at the same time

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  6. I love family vacations haha. And your beach house is gorgeous. I'm aching so badly for a trip to a NC beach town.

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  8. Hello,
    I Read the article of a very great spell caster and it seems very helpful
    to me. I haven’t had the chance to have a proper relationship with my ex
    because we work together. This will be the final week or work and then I
    wont be around him constantly. Unfortunately, I broke one of the rules in
    the article and have been sleeping with him. Something I’m not proud of,
    especially since he has a girlfriend. Not to mention that she’s a girl he
    dated off and on for 3 years before he dated me.
    When I asked him why he kept sleeping with me even though he was in a
    relationship, his response was because I wanted it, and he wantve him all to
    myself. That was when i read about Dr alexzander on how he help people in
    saving their relationship and i was really desperate for his help. There
    were things in our relationship that were tough. We traveled for 4 months
    right in the beginning, and it was hard due to different expectations. When
    we returned our living situation was unstable which caused a lot of stress
    on my end. And when I ask why he didn’t give me a chance to make things
    better he said he gave me tons of chances. Oh, and he compared our
    relationship with his past. He says that things were great, and then they
    went bad really fast, and that why his back with is Ex. Because it at least
    took them years for things to get that bad. So i was very sad and
    disappointing and decided to contact this spell caster for help with tears
    running out of my eyes and Dr alexzander promised to make things right in
    my relationship and also assured me that my boyfriend is going to come back
    to me within 78hrs. At first i was shock and didn't believe him because i
    thought it was impossible to do. But i gave it a try and trusted him. Dr
    alexzander asked for my details and his, then guarantee me of his return.
    Truly my ex lover started calling me and also begging me to forgive him and
    that's his willing to give us a second chance, then promised me never to
    love any other woman apart from me. it all seem like a miracle to me till
    now. Dr alexzander. Words can't express how i feel right now. it been 2
    month now since you caste that love spell for me and nothing have gone bad
    between us. his now caring more than ever and also the loving kind of Man i
    have ever wanted for myself in life. I thank you Dr alexzander for saving
    my relationship. Indeed you are the best. I want to use this media to share
    my testimony for the whole world to see and know that there is still hope
    in your broken relationship, No matter how bad it seems don't give up hope
    and also contact this man who saved my own. you can reach him through his
    website address http://alexzanderhightemple-com.webs.com or contact him
    direct with his email address alexzanderhightemple@gmail.com. I thank you
    Dr alexzander for helping me and i will always share my testimony in every
    social media or place i may go to.
    (From United State Of America).
    Mrs Tracy Grilli.
    http://tracygrilli.blogspot.com.tr
    https://tracygrilli59.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete