|Enjoying the nature.|
We drove for approximately 87 hours, although if you don't have children then it only takes about three.
The Lego movie got us through part of the trip, but then it ended and then they began fighting over the iPad. We played I Spy for a while, although India is a little young for it.
"I spy with my little eye a truck! Right there!"
Then we listened to Taylor Swift, which typically engenders good feelings and cooperation. Jordan is now completely over Frozen, and doesn't even remember that he used to sing along.
"NOT Frozen! It's so Bow-wing!" (Suddenly everything is so boring. And he's five. He's never done Internet dating. He has no idea how bored he might be.)
And then, then...
"Are we there yet?"
"Now are we there?"
"Are we there, Mama?"
(Clenched teeth, trying not to stab myself in the ears with the nearest sharp object.) "So close!"
Yes. And I'm the person who, until Nick pointed out the practicalities and also sheer insanity, thought it might be fun to drive my mom and kids to Texas. Texas!
I think I'm a smart person and yet I come up with some less than stellar ideas.
So anyway, finally, we were there! There was more grass than my daughter had ever seen in one place! And BIG ROCKS! And a pond! Magical!
I called Leigh to tell her we'd arrived, and said I had a bunch of things I needed to get into the fridge.
(On a side bar, you cannot buy wine or beer in a grocery store in Maryland. You have to go to a liquor store. Who knew?)
She gave me the door code and said, "Sounds great. But you don't have anything to freeze, do you?"
I said I didn't think so, that we only had stuff for the fridge.
"Good. Don't open the freezer."
"My cat's in there."
"See you shortly!"