So, we’re nearing the end of our next adventure. And this is the second trip that I’ve had my computer, but not managed a blog entry… This time, at least, I have somewhat of an excuse… I didn’t have web access on my netbook and I hate tying up other people’s computers (mostly because I live and die by mine & I don’t like to share).
So, here we are. Right now I’m sitting by the pool while the kids play. I suppose I’m gathering my energy for the drive ahead.
We left over a week ago on this trip. We overnight-ed in Albuquerque on the way to Grandma & Grandpa’s house in Divide, CO. The kids did a great job in the car, although, I have to say that it looks like several bombs have gone off inside my car.
While we were with Grandma & Grandpa we went and saw Toy Story 3 (cute), picked up crystal’s on Crystal Mountain, went on a train ride in Cripple Creek, fed chickens, and just played and hiked around a ton. It was so nice to be somewhere that wasn’t like an oven! My kids are Arizonans through and through and complained several times about the fact that it was “too cold”.
On the fourth, we tried to go to see fireworks, but Mother Nature had her own show in mind. There was rain and hail and thunder and lightening and more rain and more hail! Once we supplied the kids with glow sticks and candy and assured them that they still got to stay up well past their bedtime, they didn’t mind too much.
Yesterday we started the journey home, but we didn’t make it far. About half an hour from the house, I rolled down Bean’s window and it wouldn’t go back up. After a few tears (mine), Grandpa David saved the day. Right now the door is without a panel and there’s wood holding up the window, but we should safely make it home (knock on wood). So, we ended up getting in late to Santa Fe last night. For some reason, they didn’t have my reservation either, but the clerk knocked a few dollars off our room & we had beds (beds was all that I really cared about at that point anyhow).
I adore my children, but I have to say that it’s pretty exhausting taking them all *anywhere* let alone on a road trip like we’ve done. My big boys have done a great job helping with snacks and drinks and calming down the Bean. And Grandma and Grandpa took on a ton of the burden when we were there.
So, in the end… We did it! Well, I guess that’s a little premature, but we’ve done everything up to this point!