Friday, September 16, 2011

Road Trip - Day 22

We woke up to slightly menacing looking clouds. It was neat watching those white ones at the tips of the mountain--they slowly poured over the top, it was really neat to see. It was eggs and pancakes for breakfast today--has anyone ever tried Pamela's gluten free pancake mix?? UH-mazing! I'll be getting the giant bag when we get settled in. That stuff rivals even the best buttermilk mixes out there.

There were tons of these guys all over. Russ quickly identified them all so that the kids would know which kinds bite and which don't. These are Black Harvester ants and they don't bite. There, you learned something today!

There was a lot of this...hemming and hawing about what to do for the day. We're finding that we can only stay in a place for a maximum of 3 nights and then we get bored with the area. This is day 2 and we were already getting a bit antsy.

Mama 'nuggles.

Russ had to get some paperwork printed, signed, and faxed for his new job, so we headed to the nearest library where I was amused to find this sign hanging in the bathroom. Poor toilets, I get a bit sensitive when I get crapped on all day as well.

What we thought was going to be a quick in and out thing turned out to be not so quick...

We finally finished up at the library and headed back to camp for some lunch and naps. I got lots of book reading in. I'm on to The Girl Who Played With Fire. Then after everyone woke up they were ready for some hiking. Me...not so much. So I dropped them off at the trailhead, a bit nervous as it was a 2+ mile hike and Russ was by himself with both kids in cacti country. Someone was bound to be wounded. ...oh well. I headed off to replenish our grocery supplies.

When they got back, everyone was alive and even un-maimed. They were all very excited to hear we were having hot dogs and s'mores for dinner. Mmm, yummy and oh-so-nutritious. Anyways, it started raining while we were getting dinner ready, so the kids took up residence in this special spot and it became just that for the rest of the trip...their special spot to sit together and giggle and eat. It was pretty cute.

After dinner, the kids asked to do their workbooks. Um, YES, PLEASE. And...that was about it for the day. A pretty boring one in our books, but we needed it.

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