so...teen ager has a horse show in Gifford, IL...gordyville usa. so once she arrives from school, we load the jeep and head out to kiss kiroman goodbye and hit the highway.
in the rain...
but then we saw cool windmill fields across iowa. actually, i thought they looked kinda creepy. i didn't like seeing all those windmills.
this is what teenager does to pass the time while i slave away at the wheel...she rolls that seat back, grabs her pillow, her zebra blanket and phone. between texting her peeps, she snoozes. and i drive.
i'm not a big soda drinker but put me behind the wheel for any length of time and i become one. we topped at qt to fill up and i grabbed a 32 ouncer with straight pepsi. let's just say it got me through the next 6.5 hours!
after teenager is done napping and in between texting, she likes to doodle. or draw or whatever. so she has a list of requests and here you see you working on an ant with feet for jessie.
here is the ant in mid process. i need a pic of the finished thing...it turned out pretty cool!
after 8.5 hours of driving, we have now arrived at our destination. it's about midnight and we are ready to lay our heads on the pillow, pretty please. however, sleep was not going to come very easy this night. it took us well over an hour to get ourselves prepared enough to sleep. please prepare yourself for the photos that follow. if you have recently eaten, please come back after your stomach has settled. these pictures are not pretty. don't say i didn't warn you!
in this pic you can see how the curtain string is hanging awkwardly.
not sure how much you can see in the bathroom. but i will tell you that we put towels on the floor before we walked on it. and there was some kind of weird stain on the toilet seat. please don't sit down!
and that, ladies and gentlemen, is all i have for now. isn't that enough?
i am grateful:
- for our safe travels
- teenager is so entertaining in the car
- for 32 oz sodas
- for the sunflower seeds that kept me awake as it got late
- that even though we stayed in the bates motel, we didn't have to sleep in the car.
just breathing isn't living!