I was still doing last minute laundry and trying to finish getting all the clothes cleaned and packed into our suitcases. Since I was short a third hand, I plopped Mia in the laundry basket and carried her into the bedroom.
Like all of my good intentions, I had hoped to leave town at a decent hour but I decided to slow down and try to not forget anything. We woke up early and ran around trying to finish up all the last minute errands and tie up loose ends. It's weird to be leaving your home for a couple weeks and wondering what might happen in the meantime. Around 2pm we headed out to Redmond so I could pick up my paycheck and deposit in the bank. I called Mom and she made us some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to take on the road with us. We finally left town around 3pm and headed over the pass to Eugene. There I swapped cars with Autum and left her my Mazda 626 and picked up her Daewoo Laos and packed all our stuff into it in the rain, you gotta love the valley. We arrived at Autum's apartment about 5:30pm and somehow managed to cram everything from my car into her little subcompact, no thanks to Kara. I had an amp, a subwoofer, and bathroom drawer organizer that she insists I haul all the way down in addition to everything else
We made a quick pitstop in Roseburg so we could visit our favorite people!
we're bringing on our trip. Good thing I decided to not bring the stroller! That would have to have been tied on top. About 6:30pm we're getting back on the road to Yuba City. We made a quick pitstop in Roseburg and said hi to Grandma and Grandpa. I kept pushing to get as far as possible and make Kara's house tonight but it didn't happen. I ended up stopping at a rest area outside Weed, California and sleeping in the car. Erika kept waking up all night and complaining about her leg hurting her so I let her crawl in the front seat and I crawled in back with Mia and the carseats and kiddy crap. Let's hope tomorrow brings a better day!
Life is a series of adventures that take you from one moment in life to the next. What you make of these moments define who you are as a person. You can dwell on the setbacks and mistakes or you can accept them and strive forward with the determination to make the best of what is thrown at you. Never in a million years did I believe that I would have the good fortune to be able to travel and experience the world as I now am. I ask only that I can share the joys of the world with my children and give them a rich appreciation for the life and culture that is to be experienced, admired, and learn... full info