we went to New Orleans for a cheer leading convention this weekend
lots of screaming girls with ribbons
the best part was visiting with my BIL and SIL Mitch and Cheryl.
They should run a bed and breakfast
they are the best hosts.
we spent the night
We're lounging around in our pj's talking
we get a call from Mariah
"You remember Caitlin has got to be here at 3 to go to the Foofighters concert"
No, I didn't remember...
It's a 3hour drive for normal people.
Remember my Interstate phobia?
Tom and I drive 55
we stop every 20 minutes for me to pee ,
for him to smoke
and for Caitlin to dither about hyper actively...
we take unknown side roads
we stop to examine interesting roadkill
we are not a fast traveling bunch.
It also takes at least an hour to say goodbye to anyone in our family.
we all have to hug
everyone thinks of something they just have to tell you right now even though you have been there for days
no one EVER knows where their stuff is
People have to show you something in the attic..."well, I know I had it here somewhere, let's look in that other box"
I hugged Mitch while he was in the tree cutting grapefruit for me to take home,,,
("just one more, this is a good one")
pulled Tom by the arm
and threw Caitlin's suitcase in the back
we're still in our pajamas
I took two Valium
wrapped my head up in my sweat shirt
and told Tom to let 'er rip!
Every now and then I peeked out with one eye to ask, "I'm not making you nervous , am I ?"
We made it by 3!
Watch those side roads,