Thursday, June 30, 2011

Setting Off On An Adventure

We're going on a road trip.

A pretty long one, considering we've got a four-year-old and a two-year-old. When all is said and done, we'll have logged well over 2,000 miles. We might be insane. People do stuff like this all the time. It's true. But usually they have a recreational vehicle. We are armed with our tent. Two tents, actually. A regular sized tent and a condo with poles and a rain fly. I endured a much longer road trip when I was nine and my brother was seven. But nine and seven seems so much older than two and four. I think the doctor would say no if I asked for a sedative. For me. It sure would be nice to tell Troy to wake me when we get there.

We're armed with toys, music, and snacks. I packed several chapter books that I can read to the boys as we drive. We do have the DVD player but we probably won't let them watch more than two or three movies over the course of the estimated 37 hour drive. There are way too many things to look at out the window. Nevada cacti, trees in Northern California and Southern Oregon, the Columbia River, dirt, weird truck stops, road signs.

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We'll be in Tahoe for four days and on the Oregon coast for three. Other than that, the majority of our time will be spent going to one place or another. The boys will spend the better part of five days with all of their cousins--a feat that hasn't happened since Garrett was a baby and Matthew was nearly two years away from being born. We have many surprises planned along the way. We're staying in a KOA camping cabin at one point and a teepee at another. We're taking the boys to the Enchanted Forest in Oregon, something Garrett has been begging us to take him back to ever since we went more than two years ago.

I'll be spending the next couple of days packing up some odds and ends and then we'll be off.

Please pray for us.


  1. I hope you have a wonderful trip!!! I'm sure it will be an adventure, but that's what makes it memorable. :) Good luck with the drive!

  2. Sounds wonderful and memorable. May be one of those vacations your kids sit around and talk about when they are older. I remember packing a small CHEAP gift for my boys each day in the car. Fun times!!

  3. Just a heads up on Enchanted Forrest, it's expensive from what I've heard. I went when I was younger, but don't remember too much. Let me know what you think.
    Have a great vacation! I can't wait to hear all the happenings.