Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Getting excited . . .

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curled in the fetal position in the trunk of the car clicking my heels together to just be home, all those reasons are no longer valid.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)

Peace!

10 comments:

FosterAbba said...

What? You aren't bringing the bird?

FAScinated said...

Is southern MN on your route?! There are several of us here who would LOVE to meet you!

Sheri said...

Hmmmm, maybe I will have the hubby check that out Kari.

No Abba, Caesar doesn't travel well! And he would talk more than the kids!

Lisa said...

Waaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!!

Torina said...

Frozen tundra? Don't ya want some hotdish, eh? You betcha dontcha know.

Jo said...

Whoo hooo!!! Doing the happy Jo dance in Utah! Speaking of warts, I am sure you know we have more than a few!

Eos said...

You brave brave woman!LOL

JR - A Green Eyed Gurl.... said...

Oh my, even now, a 45 mile trip to Fort Wayne with a 17, 16 and 10 yr old has me shaking in my own skin and a sniveling mess by the time we return home.

But part of that is either me driving and having two teenagers telling me I am unable to drive properly, or having one of them drive and me clinging dearly to life...

Accidental Mommy said...

Passing through NM, maybe?

Sheri said...

Absolutely Sasha! I was hoping you might catch that . . . I would love to meet the fam if you're up to it.