bracing for the chain gang

back to school is almost here!!

Crap, where is Vivien’s water bottle?

Our trip was a success.  The kids and I raised our game and did better than we would at home. This is how I hide my dirty clothes, muffin top and general filth that occurs after 6 days of travel.  This was our last day visiting the great hall at the Awhanhee hotel.

They were cool with couch surfing through San Francisco and friends opened their

My friend Eleanor even had hand me down toys waiting for them!

homes to us aplenty.

Yosemite area was great.  We ( hopefully) dodged the deadly mice poo and they loved being in nature.   We spent one night at the Evergreen lodge ( loved), and one at Yosemite Lodge.  Room was okay, great to be by the river, but the cafeteria breakfast, blech, awful from bad lighting to the no seasoned eggs.  Glad my husband wasn’t there for that.  Thankfully, Uncle Mark and cousin Lily were there for much needed pillow fight. 

We met up with my sister Cecily’s family there for Cec’s bday.  Once Aunt Cec arrived I Rex discarded me like yesterday’s newspapers.  He was a great traveller and poor guy got car sick on the way home.  Yes, his new car seat was washed pronto.  Yes, he did partially vomit on my face.

They did finally say, “are we ever going to stay in one place more than one night?”  No, sorry, we gotta keep moving.

The laundry is large and I had to get the car detailed when I got home, but it was worth it.  Now, I’m planning lunches, labeling things and looking forward to a blow out tomorrow after drop off because there are twigs in my hair.

I hope they are twigs.