Ready for Vacation

We’ve had a busy week getting ready to go on our road trip to Wyoming.  I always underestimate how much time it will take to get everything done and end up rushing around the last day no matter what. But I have to admit I am happy that I don’t have to worry about the weather, plane delays and cancellations, and getting on that little plane out of Unalaska to fly for two days any more!

The garden’s looking pretty good and we’ve harvested more veggies, though I’m disappointed that our eggplant and zucchini and cantaloupe don’t seem to be doing anything.  It’s getting so hot now that I doubt they will produce but maybe they will surprise us when we get back.  The flowers are pretty, though!

We took Elle and Beck to see “Angry Birds” at a fancy theater with reclining seats–what will they think of next?!  The movie was pretty silly but the kids loved it.  Afterwards, we went out for pizza and pasta and had fun hanging out.

I’m trying to be organized for our road trip with Aidan and Ally.  We bought a bunch of snacks at Winco, our favorite socialist grocery store (it’s employee owned) which carries a lot of items in bulk bins.  I decided to pack little snack bags for each day in the car so we wouldn’t have everything out at once.  Then I printed out a lots of activities to do while traveling along–word searches, tic-tac-toe games, “scavenger hunts” where they’ll have to spy various things out the window, the license plate game, and much more.  At Target, I bought them each a clipboard so they will have something sturdy to write on, spiral notebooks, folders, and a few more activities.  Of course, they’ll have their devices if all else fails!


We drove to Clyde today and will leave early in the morning for our first stop in Santa Fe.  Can’t wait!




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