It’s hard to believe, but tomorrow is the day we’re hitting the road and taking what should be a fairly epic road trip.
Today has been a matter of deciding what clothes to pack, getting out the guidebooks I want to take, and generally doing some last minute things around here. When Ken got home, I drove us up to the airport to pick up our rental car, and boy howdy, did he get a dandy! (Thanks for the pic, hubby!) It’s a Chrysler 300, and although I haven’t ridden in it yet, Ken says it’s a sweet ride. It’s got some neat features, like satellite radio and a USB port so we don’t have to take a bunch of CDs along (we’re flying back, if you recall). I’ve got my MP3 player loaded up, so we’re good to go on the music front. (No, I’m not doing a bunch of oldies. Just because you’re doing a retro road trip doesn’t mean you don’t get to listen to new and energetic stuff.)
I’ve picked out the travel journal I want to take, as well as the pens. It’s important to have the proper office supplies when traveling!
I think I’ve contacted everyone I need to contact, and made sure that these Very Important People have our cell phone numbers. We are looking forward to meeting our friend Laurel, seeing our friend Marty again, and seeing family and friends. Our cousin Kristi is graduating from high school and we’re very happy for her; it will be an honor to be at our friend Andy’s graduation from Cal Tech. (No doubt there will be a certain household complaining about how we aren’t attending another graduation...hey, we don’t go to things we’re not invited to! You don’t NOT invite someone and then get to bitch about how they didn’t attend.)
As I’ve assured the Moms and the family, we will be available via cell phone if they need to reach us. We’ll also be online at least once a day (as far as I know), so you can always message us on Facebook or contact us with an email. It’s pretty amazing how connected we can be, even on an extended road trip like this one.
My hope is to update daily, but don’t be upset with me if I don’t meet that goal. I want to chronicle our trip as completely as possible, but I want to enjoy the moment as much as possible, too! There will be plenty of pictures and video coming your way, and I hope you’ll enjoy our trip along with us.
A big thank you ahead of time to Cousin Shane, Matt, and Mom A. for doing kitty care while we’re gone. I’m going to miss Sheeba terribly, but I know he’ll be in good hands with people who love him.
See ya on the road!