Well our trip has officially come to an end. Now we begin the uphill climb of Mt. Laundry. If I don't come out alive within three days send in the search & rescue team.
In all seriousness, though, we had a really great time. The kids saw places they'd never heard of or imagined. They met family and friends for the first time. There were plenty of recreational experiences, including giant swings, rides, games, midnight swims, fireworks, spray parks, and I think even a trampoline. Thanks to my activity binders they even learned quite a bit along the way.
Occasionally there was ice cream or Popsicles...
We represented our school (this wasn't planned!)
We bumped into an animal on the interstate and broke our car a bit. This guy helped us patch it up temporarily:
We looked at the space needle (too cheap to go up...maybe next time.)
Rode the monorail...
Sat on the pig at Pike Place Market
The swing was his doing too...
This bit of insanity...
Jumping on the bed
One of my favorite people. An amazing hostess, beautiful person, wonderful friend. The time flew by and I miss her already.
Now it's time to switch gears and get ready for school. Meet and greet is in two weeks and first day back is the next Monday (my birthday). At least I get to replenish my stash of crayons and spiral notebooks on the cheap.
Thanks to all of you for following along on our journey and sending words of encouragement. It means a lot to me. I'm sorry I didn't get to see everyone I wanted to. It was a busy time for work and that took up a huge chunk of my time in Seattle. But don't fret...my 20 year reunion is just two years away, so I'll see you then! And I'll be flying for sure. My road trip days are over, per husband mandate #417.