Keri is on her way back today from visiting Burt’s family in Minnesota, or as she fondly calls it, “Home of the Hot Dish.” Ah, family vacations. Almost everyone I know has a family vacation story. I have several, but those are for another day.
Today I want to welcome Keri back with a special little memory about a family vacation we all took together one year. All ten of us, including Grandpa Joe, spent a week on a houseboat on Lake Shasta. That’s right – ten people, four of them bratty teenagers, and one tiny bathroom. Good times.
On our last night there, our parents had the grand idea of holding a talent show. This was the year that “Yo MTV Raps” debuted, so Keri and I decided to write our own rap song for the event. Our brothers (both sporting fine mullets at the time) provided the background beats. I still remember the first line.
Here’s a little story
We’d like to tell
About a family vacation
For some reason our parents were less than amused.
And so I give you, straight from the summer of 1988: