Dad got to fly up yesterday evening. Lucky.
We had to wait until Joe got off of work this morning at 5:30 a.m. before we could leave. Joe will sleep all the way up while I drive so hopefully will be well rested by the time we arrive.
I usually do most of the driving, for a number of reasons. I can never sleep in the car and I get bored easily when I am not driving. I can read for a period of time but sometimes get carsick. If there is beautiful scenery to look at I don't mind just gazing out the window for hours at a time, but the way we go there is a long stretch of highway that has nothing but flat fields for miles and miles and miles. For like 3 and a half hours. Boring.
Also, the rule in our car is that whoever is driving gets to choose the music, so for seven hours straight I control the C.D. player. What do I listen to when I am driving? Every James Taylor album known to man, the soundtrack from "Rent", Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban and Tracy Chapman. Also, Jason, Mraz, and Sugarland, the Eagles, Indigo Girls, and the Weepies. I just made a C.D. of Taylor Swift to add to the mix. And I am loving Ben Lee right now too, thanks to my sister. I know, there is a lot of country in there. But that's what I listen to almost consistently whenever I am in the car. I was raised on it. I had a horse growing up, o.k.? :) We did make an agreement that no Christmas music would be played until the trip home. We both agree. No Christmas music before turkey!
I wish we could have left yesterday, as I was off of work, but my husband is not able to take time off from his part time job around the holidays. If fact, they forbid it! This is the busiest time for the retail industry after all. Possibly not this year, with the economy tanking and all. But still no time off is allowed.
It's a quick trip(we're coming home on Sunday), so I'm not sure if we'll get a chance to to see this:
We do have a trip to the city planned, and are going to try and meet up this fun family,and plan on doing lots of eating and spending time with family. That's what Thanksgiving is all about, right?
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!!
Yesterday also marked our 25th month of being logged in with China. I have nothing else to say about that.