Let me wrap up last week so I can move on to current events.
I should just write, MORE DRIVING! and call it a blog.
We left about 10:00 a.m. on Thursday for the trek home. The 2 year old did remarkably well for being strapped in a car seat or highchair for 21 straight hours. We headed out and got well out of town and near Oregon before stopping for breakfast. When I was done eating I took the babe out for a little walk as there were chickens to see. She is watching them in this photo.
The trade-off with driving continued and I took over after my sister around Salem or so and drove to Yreka, CA where we stopped for dinner. I tried to get some sleep but there wasn’t much luck. Just about 1 a.m. somewhere near Walnut Grove I took over again. My niece helped keep me awake and we got to L.A. just in time for the morning commute on Friday. Arriving at our house just before 7:00 a.m. We got home in 21 hours with two long meal stops.
They continued home for another 90 minutes and I could barely stay awake. I got about 3 hours of sleep before getting up, showering and re-packing a bag for the weekend.
Lori and I already had a weekend planned prior to the date being set for my dads funeral. So when she got home from class we drove up to Manteca to visit friends who had just closed and moved into a new house. So six hours more on the road. Lori did the first couple, got us over the grapevine but with her sprained foot it was easier on me to drive.
We had a great weekend. After a week on the road and watching my whole30 intake I had no real control of my food. When you’re a guest and you are not the one making the food you eat what is served. We got there to a lovely meal of meatloaf, squash and mushrooms. In the morning she made homemade Arepas and I had cheese, which was followed by a headache.
Sunday we drove home. We made good time and did the drive in just over five hours.
Now to settle in on my usual routine. I made a general to do list today and got the small things that I could check done.
Dry-cleaners, wash car, fill gas, make/change hummingbird food and pay bills. The rest of the week will be getting back to the gym, weeding in the front yard, finish painting the shed, clean house and grocery shopping.
Coral and I at dads funeral
It was nice that the rain held up for the service. Considering the forecast was full of it we didn’t see much. It was nice to be back in Seattle. I realize what I miss most from there are people and this trip included only family. I did get a wonderful offer of a guest room so hopefully another trip up to see friends will be in my future.