Friday, February 12, 2010

Is it bedtime yet?

We made it. We got out the door right at the time we had planned (4 a.m.) and made it from Western Michigan to the city of Indiana, PA, in nine hours and 20 minutes. The kids did wonderfully. They were incredibly chatty for as early in the morning as it was, but they sacked out within about an hour. They slept on and off and chatted with me and listened to their music and ate their goodies and drank their juice boxes. There were many great moments along the drive - laughing, singing along with a song on the radio, listening to the kids' fascination over the ice hanging off the jagged hillsides - but the best one was when we saw the sign welcoming us to our destination. 

It was a long day and we will all sleep like logs tonight.

And just because I ribbed the kids about how goofy they were being last night, it is only fair that I admit (however reluctantly) that it was I, not either of them, who had to stop three times for potty breaks. They only came into the rest stop with me the third time because I told them I would buy them a snack. Stinkers.

Yes, I took a picture of my alarm clock. Just to remind myself - the gal who hates getting out of bed in the morning - that I could do it. And this was after I got out of the shower, even. Ha!


  1. Glad you had a good trip. Enjoy your weekend and be safe coming back :)

  2. Glad you made it! You're just a couple hours from where we live!

  3. Thanks, Bobbi!
    Jess, I wish we had more time. Maybe over spring break?