A couple years ago my husband mentioned driving across the country to see his sister who lives in California. His sister went out to Cali the day after high school graduation and married, had babies, and hasn't returned but a couple times. The last time being in the 90's. He misses her like crazy and would love to see her.
We are in Indiana people.
That is a long drive.
With three kids.
I have resisted thus far with reasons as to why it is impossible. This reason's included : I may be tempted to leave Dustin in Missouri, we wouldn't want to travel with kids in diapers, I may leave Dustin in Colorado, we wouldn't want to travel with kid's who are potty training, I may leave Dustin in New Mexico, gas is too expensive, I may leave Dustin in Oklahoma, I hate riding in the car, I may leave all the kids in Illinois. You get the picture.
With the exception of being tempted to leave the children standing on the side of the road as I cry uncontrollable curled in the fetal position in the trunk of the car clicking my heels together to just be home, all those reasons are no longer valid. It is time to acquiesce. We are driving across the country this summer.
When I finally told him I would consider it, I told him it would only be possible if I could stop near the great stinky lake and visit with Jo and meet Little Man, Squid, Pea, and June Bug. He was more than happy that I would consider the trip and agreed to the meet and greet!
So, If any of you, my blogging friends, are within the states we will be traveling through (we will head there on a northern route and back on a southern route) I would LOVE to make it a bloggy-friend meeting vacation as well! Let me know . . . but keep in mind that meeting me would entail meeting the whole Rouse family (maybe even the dog, but not the bird), warts and all! :) And I promise I won't stay more than 4 days while I eat all your food, sleep on your couch and wait on my flight back to Indiana because I cannot take ONE MORE MINUTE in the car with my children!
I am sad that we will not be anywhere near Minnesota to see all the FAB bloggers up there . . . when I learn top embrace the frozen tundra we will head in your direction! (and of course, Georgia is out of the path as well . . . so sadly, no Lisa-time this visit)
Seventeen years, seventeen stories.
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