|Cadillac Ranch, TX.|
Well, now that I have recovered from my interesting trek to the East Coast from New Mexico I can share my adventure. There were negatives and positives and after stepping back I realize that my experience will add lots of wisdom (do you believe me) to this soul of mine.
Not sure if you are familiar with the HILARIOUS run of movies that were about the crazy bad things that happened to one particular family during different vacations and holidays. They were all labeled under National Lampoon and featured Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo among others. The Griswolds had their share of bad luck. You can guess by now that I had some similar experiences during our way to and from the East Coast by my tweets during, but I thought that I would share more specifics. In this quest, I aim to show you that things can always be worse then what you are going through.
|Red Velvet Culprit!|
|Boy did I feel welcome...|
|O & N bliss!|
|Music makes the world hum.|
|Yes Honey...we see it!|
|Water surrounds it...|
|View to the right.|
|One of our lovely family walks.|
|Outside of Doumar's|
|The view on our walk in Virginia Beach|
Ok, now we are entering our dream sequence. After many stops to eat and stretch I INSIST that I help Josh with the driving. It just so happens that my son has got to go to the bathroom rather badly. My hubby, stating again the fact that they are indeed boys and can easily urinate outside, pulls off onto an exit. This is the perfect time for us to switch driving, right? I hop out, walk around and start to climb into the car. Without being fully in, I ask myself, "What is that smell?" I look down to find a heaping load of #2 not only on my boot but on my bag strap. Yes, the strap is long and for some unbenounced reason decided to skim the bottom of said boot! I should mention that this #2 was not from a pet. Go ahead, chuckle.....or gag...whatever your body longs to do. Spent the next 30 to 40 minutes cleaning up while watching the Hubster dry heave at the very thought of what I just stepped in. Yes, yes he did! Got off at the very next stop, which happened to be a very nice rest area (WHAT!!!!) and officially got every last remnant off though the memory still lingers.
After this we spent the next 3 1/2 hours driving about twelve miles. Not knowing what had happened was the worst of it so we thought. Unfortunately someone lost their life and someone else lost a family member. While in the standstill traffic it was a fest of complaining but once we found out what happened it made our driving experience pale.
When taking in all the negatives that happened in the end we are so blessed to have each other to love, cherish, and sometimes drive a little crazy. We have to be thankful to (insert whatever higher power you subscribe to here) that we get to have another day. If we hadn't had the trouble we had earlier in the day we might have been on the road in the very spot where this tragedy happened. But, for some reason, we are all still here with the capacity to follow our dreams, love who we love, and make life easier and more harmonious for those around us. It is a challenge sometimes, but I know that it is one that both YOU and I are up to!
til next time,