We are in the midst of packing suitcases, travel bags, swimming stuff, and well, the car. I started Sunday when I decided I would do our laundry and pack as I folded instead of trying to find clean stuff to pack later. This was brilliant!! (I must admit) I have never packed from the dryer – but think about it, I do not have to hunt for what I want, they can cope with the left-overs and everyone (OK – MOM) is happy!
Meanwhile I am packing our school books & activity stuff for the car – as I go. Finding some little treats to surprise the kids with as we trek along to keep interested peaked. And finding some nooks & crannies to stash some fun reading books for me and the kids – gotta have those!
I am excited, I have our route mostly planned, I have a fun pit-stop planned with a friend in Redding, CA. We have a great hotel for our first night with an indoor pool and free supper! You cannot go wrong.
Not sure much of the in between but I am expecting lots of fun moments in the car with my brood, lots of great views, and hopefully some picture opportunities as well. I mean, there has to be something worth photographing in 3000 miles.
Robert has taken care of my chariot this week : new tires, new oil, new filters, and I think a few other things. The kids (really my eldest J) vacuumed her out – and she looks lovely, like she is just waiting for the (first) trip of 2010. Woo hoo!!
So we head out at O’Dark 30 tomorrow (Thursday) am – when Robert gets home we will wake up some kids and head off. I like to get on the road early!! The kids are still tired and will rest during the dark, I miss all the DFW traffic, and it gets our day going and allows us to get into our hotel to swim and play before bed.
Well, I must run and continue to pack, pack, pack – hope I do not forget a kid! :)
Destination : Oregon