Adventure Time: Richmond, VA Edition (Round 2)

I love it when four people and I are able to get together every few months. The five of us always have a great time together. I’m talking about Al, me, Justin, Drew, and Katie.

Our last rendezvous was in October, before Halloween. We try to plan as much in advance as we can, since we typically only have three-quarters of a Saturday to hang out and enjoy each other’s company.

This time around, we decided to do “Fandom Day.” We all have loves – Superheroes, sports teams, the list goes on. I wore my Green Bay Packers sweatshirt, Al donned his Tidewater Comicon T-shirt that he got the previous weekend, Justin represented the Denver Broncos, Katie was decked out in the black and yellow of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Drew rounded out the five of us with his all-time favorite superhero, Wolverine.

This last adventure mainly focused on this idea:

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The Ninja Turtles – Carved out of watermelons!  …          Photo Credit:

We all love the Ninja Turtles, since we’re all kids of the mid- to late 1980s.

Drew took it a step further and bought us these epic T-shirts!!

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We started the day with a little bit of shopping – We went to Target, Five Below, and Michaels Arts and Crafts. Five Below was the favorite – We all found different things for multiple people, from Despicable Me tape with the Minions to Grumpy Cat magnets.

We also got the supplies for carving the Ninja Turtles – Metallic green spray paint and glow bracelets in the four colors.

Since it was fall, and we wanted to do the Ninja Turtles carving idea, we headed out to a pumpkin patch near Drew’s house. It was so fun! I can’t remember the last time I went to one, I must have been a kid. This patch was HUGE! It also had a hayride, a play area for the little ones, adorable dogs, and things for sale other than pumpkins – Apples, melons, and fresh honey!

Photo Credit: Al Vardaro

Selfie on the hayride! …          Photo Credit: Al Vardaro

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HUGE pumpkin patch! … Photo Credit: Al Vardaro

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Katie in the wheelbarrow! …  Photo Credit: Al Vardaro

On the way back to Drew’s house, we split up to get pizza! Katie and I went to Dominos while the guys went to Little Caesars. Al and I tried the Pretzel Crust Pizza from Little Caesars for the first time – It was pretty good, but it was plenty salty!

Back at the house, we ate while watching The Nightmare Before Christmas – One of our favorite movies! I can’t believe this movie is well over 20 years old now!

Before the end of the night, we played a couple rounds of Cards Against Humanity (CAH) – Our new favorite tradition. Katie surprised Drew with two of the expansion packs, because the last time we all met in August, we’d played through the whole basic deck while sitting around Al’s kitchen table.

The next get-together is currently set for the weekend of January 17th … It’s so exciting!

We have plenty of ideas already:

  • Making s’mores dip
  • Playing more CAH
  • Playing Munchkin together for the first time
  • Watching The Lord of the Rings – The extended versions, of course
  • Taking a group photo!
  • And potentially extending the fun into Sunday!

Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂


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