My sister is safely in her own home after a very slow and eventful cross-state drive yesterday.Â It seems that between the accidents and the road construction, she drove the 600 some miles between Friday Harbor and Spokane at about 15 miles per hour.Â Doesn’t that sound like fun with a couple of kids in the car?Â Not!
I have pictures to sort out and share.Â Be patient with me.Â I’ll have some family snaps and Amoeba’s seaplane ride posted for you soon. I hope.Â I mean, I meant to have one of them up yesterday afternoon shortly after my sister drove away, but I had a nap attack and slept for 4.5 hours!Â And today I simply have to do some excavating in the dining room and find out of there is still flooring under all the pop and chips …. but the family BBQ with the cousins was wonderful fun.
Family time is always worth it but it usually leaves me wanting a nap too!
Beth — between my family and VBS, I was pretty short on sleep for several days!
We must all be needing some sleep right now. Art and I slept over 9 hours last night. Sheesh! I’m glad you had such a great time with family. That is a terrible drive for your sister though. 600 miles! Wow!
Kay — Amoeba just pointed out that she drove less than half the way at that’s snail’s pace.
Yikes. Snails pace. Sounds like you had a great time. 🙂
Thom — I kept busy, that’s for sure!
Thom — I hope the kids had fun, too.
It does sound like you all had a wonderful time! Look forward to seeing the pics! Glad you got some rest! Have a great weekend, Quilly!!
Hi, popped over here from Beth’s blog. She linked to a whole list of commenters today. Are you the same Quilly that used to visit Dr. John’s blog?
Hi, Ace! I saved that post from Beth so I can visit everybody.
Argh…600 miles at 15 with 2 kids. Give me dental work without painkillers instead!
Glad she’s home safe though, if not sound!
Kelley — Amoeba says she only did the snail pace thing for a couple hundred miles. I say that was still too long!
Napping after a family visit sounds like an excellent idea!
Your poor sister — but I’m very glad she wasn’t the cause of a back up, just stuck in one. It could always be worse.
Susan — you are absolutely right on all points.
That’s such a long drive anyway — and to have to drive as much as she did so slowly must have been trying, to say the least!
Glad you had such a good visit — and a good nap to recuperate.
What a horrific journey that must have been for your sister & her family!
LOL! I remember the days of having to search for the floor! In some ways I miss those days… but I was usually digging through TOYS to find the floor … we kept chips and soda to the table area….
Melli — the “missing” floor is in the dining room and kitchen, which is all tile. And I have to tell you, I swept up enough chips to fill a snack bag! I resisted the urge though and swept them all into the vacuum portal.
i know how frustrating such drives can be… and huzzah for napping 😉
Quilly, which half wa the snail’s pace–the north/south or the west/east? Fortunately we are heading for the vicinity of the airport the day ahead, but we do have alternate routes available if I-90 is going to be that bad.
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