Wednesday, December 30, 2009

road trip 2009: first set of clues

We left Sunday morning on a road trip.

The plan was to scoop the children up while they were sleeping, load them in the car in their pajamas and hit the road at 4 AM. But since we were up until 2 AM taking down our Christmas decorations ... and packing ... and cleaning ... and walking around in circles, we didn't actually leave the house until 8:00 AM. And then it took us an additional two hours to get to the freeway because we had to fill up for gas, stop at one grocery store - and then another - and turn around for "critical" items at home that we had forgotten.

(Even though the children had been up since 7 AM and absolutely could have been dressed before we left for the ride - they really wanted to travel in their pajamas because it sounded like SO much fun.)

(Henry's picking a winner!)

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When we arrived at our final destination 14 hours after departing our house ... we calculate that we drove approximately 37 miles per hour. We stopped at least once an hour for potty breaks. Twice for gas. Once for air in our tires. And we were caught in horrendous traffic. Not to mention, we befriended a few stray cats at rest stops because the kids are going through a crazy want-a-cat-need-a-cat-must-have-a-cat phase.

Can you guess who really wants a cat?

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Can we please take it home Mommy? (No)

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Please? (No)

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PLEASE? (NO)

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Anyhoo. We're traveling.

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And boy oh boy do we love traveling.

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These are some of Charlie's artistic shots from the road.

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Who can guess where we are going?

20 comments:

  1. Northern CA, San Francisco?

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  2. Vegas Baby! You're on the road to a wild weekend in Vegas! Have fun & take lots of pictures for us :)

    T

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  3. You went to Vegas and you're visiting Michele S (four times the fun). You guys are going to start a homeschool co-op and charge entry from the neighborhood kids. LOL.

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  4. I bet you are on your way to South Carolina. wherever you are going I wish for you safe travel and a fantastic time.
    Kathy

    Or could you be visiting your dad?

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  5. I am going to guess Colorado!!!

    Kelly(Houston)

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  6. Are you on a trip to Las Vegas?

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  7. Hmmm...Past Andersen's Split Pea...
    I can tell you've gone far north, but not sure where yet...
    HAVE FUN!!!!

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  8. Hmmm... 14 hours... sounds like you're coming up to visit us in Long Beach! LOL!

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  9. i've gotta say, that looks like Split Pea Andersons to me! Although, I highly doubt you drove from San Diego just to visit Buellton!

    So perhaps Solvang? or Santa Barbara? Hearst Castle? Or perhaps like many have said... a stop on the way to San Francisco!

    Either way, have fun!!!

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  10. I think St. George, Utah? I will await your next set of clues

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  11. You're visiting Charlie's family in Northern CA, and you're going to bring them a surprise cat for the grandchildren to play with while they are there?

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  12. Gracie looks so determined. Have great time.
    We are building sand castles---well Tom and Dianna and Eileen are.
    Love,
    MOM

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  13. Seattle! Because it is the best place ever, of course.

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  14. I, too, am guessing northern Calif to visit Charlie's family.

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  15. I'm guessing to visit family in Oregon or Washington.

    Judy

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  16. I'd guess Northern CA to visit Charlie's family, or maybe the Grand Canyon (absolutely NO idea where that thought came from!).
    Looking forward to more clues. Have fun where ever you are!!

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  17. Love the Gracie pout. Why is it so darn cute on other people's kids, but so darn obnoxious on my own little 5 year old?!

    Anyway, I was guessing Vegas Baby, too!!

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