Friday morning, we got up and woke the kids, dressed and loaded up the van and motorhome (we learned our lesson about traveling without a spare vehicle last month!). I came in to shut down the computers and they said 3:59am. Hmmm...that can't be right. Or can it? Somehow we had set our bedroom clock ahead an hour when setting the alarm the night before. So now, we are all up and ready to go a FOUR AM. wow. Oh and a side note...I set the bread maker up to have a loaf of warm bread ready for us at 5:30, but it turns out I never turned ON anyway so nothing lost there by being an hour early. We finished loading up and got on the road, but I remembered that we didn't have cash for tolls. I swung into the bank only to find that my debit card expired in May. Oops...I wondered why they were sending me another one when I hadn't lost my first one ;) UGH - not having a great start to this little road trip!! I ran back home and grabbed cash (we sold our eliptical on craigslist this week so had cash at home, at least) and met up with Winnie the Winnebago tooting down the road.
We stopped for gas and even WonderMutt was sleepy!
We made great time getting to MO and with our extra hour, even had time for a little shopping before picking up C. I'm happy to say that C had a wonderful week and we all survived our first time apart. I am also happy to say that I did get that big hug...and I don't even care that Big Daddy suggested it to him ;) So happy to have our family back together!
We got all set up at the campground and headed to Moonshine Beach to hang out. It was so much fun.
We had a great day and were ready to crash when we got back to the campground. We drove up to WonderMutt staring out the windshield of the motorhome waiting for us. I think she sat there all day long! I wonder what the neighbors thought ;)
We made it home safe and sound today after a great weekend that also included a little shopping, a little Cosby Show (picked up a DVD of the "best of" and the kids are loving it...actually they are watching it now while I am typing this), a little reading (I read two more novels this weekend!), too much sugar (I fell off the "no Coke" wagon during my 4am drive...but am climbing back on it tonight), and a lot of family fun. We bought this motorhome for "forced family time" and it is working! How often in the real world do I take time to sit and watch Tricky T build the Great Pyramid and Sphinx out of rocks? I so love our new adventure!