Saturday, August 12, 2006

Hot Dog! I Love the Weenie Man!

Last night we went up to the lake with the family for dinner, boating and fun. The kids had a great time riding in Grandpa's boat, playing in the water and building castles in the sand, but the highlight of the evening, for Sarah at least, was the gourmet menu--HOT DOGS!!
According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, during Hot Dog Season – Memorial Day to Labor Day – Americans typically consume 7 billion hot dogs – or 818 hot dogs consumed every second during that period, and I think that if everyone ate as many as Sarah does, that number would triple. All three girls love hot dogs, but none as much as Sarah. Last night, for example, she ate almost four hot dogs (she wanted more, but I ate part of mine). According to the nutritional information on the package, that is nearly 1100 calories with the buns, and that doesn't include the fact that she had a good helping of lake water, sand, potato chips and chocolate chip cookies too. But, with or without hot dogs, we all had a fabulous time and played our hearts out, as evidenced by these pictures of our quiet ride home.

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