On the Road Again (and again and again)
i hope everyone had a marvelous christmas! we sure did, even though it consisted of mostly packing and intermittent cry sessions of tearful ‘see ya laters’ with my in-laws. i am writing this from Utah and we are officially just over halfway through our move! we’ve driven over 1,500 miles in last 2.5 days and it has been tiring. here’s our get-up.
my skillful husband is tasked with doing all of the driving…all 50 hours. i could do it but we both decided that we would both be much happier if i was a superb navigator/DJ/snack-giver and he drove because my anxiety mixed with large trucks, trailers and wind would create a bad mix. so far, definitely the right choice.
he’s also very lucky he married a super smart lady. we packed away all the baggies but we still wanted to bring some holiday butter cookies with us so i decided to use my christmas mug as a container. i literally ran up to him as if i’d just solved some sort of world crisis.
our last texas sunset for a while (and omg it takes almost quite literally forever to finally cross into some other state when traveling through Texas). actually, we are going to be back in about 2 weeks for some more stops along our tour but still appreciate my attempt at getting artsy.
we made a quick pass through Colorado where we got to spend an evening seeing my dad where i basically ate dinner then passed out on the couch (it was really exciting). i would also like to file a complaint with the director of sign placements in Colorado because this was ridiculous.
back on the road again today for another long haul but then we will be in Portland by tomorrow-woohoo! we are keeping it together pretty well for the most part and since our u-haul only gets about 8 miles per gallon-we have plenty of stops to refuel and do a series of lunges and jumping jacks.
oh and ya know what else helps pass the time? me finding all of the famous duets that couples do on YouTube (think Grease/Aladdin/Sound of Music) and belt them out to see who puts on a better performance of their role. we may be reaching of stage of crazy.
the new wifestyle: not everything has to be split evenly but rather what you both see fit as balanced.
1) what do you do to stay sane during a long road trip?
2) favorite duet?
3) highlight of your weekend? give me something good!