not on the road again

On Friday, Mike picked me up from work. Our car was stuffed with our suitcases and toddler accoutrement: DVD player, assortment of books and toys, and the pill they give astronauts in case they want to end it–that was for me, silly! They don’t have infant versions!

Our plan was to drive to a tiny mountain town in Oregon to attend a our friend Matt’s wedding, but what we didn’t take into account is that on a rainy Friday afternoon, the Seattle traffic is hellish. It is not the “parking lot” cliche because you know what? I have never wanted to kill anyone in a parking lot. I have never felt the murderous rage of someone who does not know how to merge or someone who has to cut in front of me! Please don’t cut in front of me because I will spend the next hour hating you and your “coexist” bumper sticker.

So instead of driving 10+ hours, we drove an hour from my work to our home. What an awesome roadtrip, indeed.

Our trips are no longer as seamless as they were when it was just us. (Duh Mona! File that under “Obvious”! I bet you prefer your hamburgers without cheese, which is also filed under “Obvious”!) We could handle interminable highway miles or frustrating ticket agents. And things could be done on a whim, like when we were in Sedona, Arizona and I fulfilled my dream of working a western brothel:


So instead of journeying the Oregon Trail (best. game. ever.), we stayed in this weekend.

pot head

Nathan became a pot head.

nathan finishes every meal this way

And got the munchies.

And tried to climb up my back using my ponytail.

How was your weekend?

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  1. Melinda Zook says:

    One hour is my kind of roadtrip. With the kids, we found out the hard way this summer on a 3.5 hour trip to the beach listening to “are we there yet?” from my 4 year old and “wah, wah” from my 10 month old. I decided next time I will import the sand and make lots of waves in the baby pool in the backyard.

  2. Oh, Oregon Trail. How I miss you and your hunting expeditions and your family members who dropped like flies.

  3. Butrfly Garden says:

    Oregon trail gets a strange amount of conversation time in my house.

    My kids are alright on road trips…it’s the traffic that gets me. My grandparents are 73 and plan their trips meticulously around rush hours (they’re “snowbirds”). I hope it doesn’t take me that long to remember to do that!

    Your weekend sounds quite fun. Though I think it’s proper to wait until they’re 13 to get your kids stoned.

    (And PS – mine rocked. Got my dress! I’ll change my privacy to “friends” so you can see them!)

  4. Ahhh, I always love the pictures you take. That kid is too cute. You want to come take some pictures of mine–ours consist of lots of blurriness and usually a finger in front of the lens.

  5. I have one of those western pictures! I tried to look serious like they did in old black and white pictures, but I just ended up looking like a cranky bitch.

  6. We went camping this weekend. I had PMS and screamed at my husband when he ejected my self-made CD of dance re-mixes including “lovestoned” by Justin Timberlake and “I don’t feel like dancin'” by the Scissor Sisters. He tried to put in Bruce Springstein’s greatest hits and I bit his head off. Can anyone say, “Pamprin”?

  7. Oregon Trail!!!! God, how I loved that game! We used to load up the wagon with people we hated, set the pace to grueling and see how quickly they died. Ah, good times, good times.

  8. I am glad you successfully avoided cholera on your (short) trip.

    I love your pictures. Too cute!

  9. LOL at the picture sequence!

  10. Rotgut McCoy says:

    Yeah, I’m not looking foreward to having children for just that reason. They cramp your style. And yes I know, apple of your eye, proudest moments in life, cute as a button, blah, blah, blah. I am just enjoying my youthful freedom too much to go out and get an expensive, high maintenance pet.

    But I would like to go out and visit a western brothel, which by the way, you totally Pwn3d! No wonder your cowboy man has such a huge grin on his face. I’ve never been able to pull off ruffles and fishnets.

  11. Type (little) a says:

    OREGON TRAIL! Oh No You Didn’t!!!

    i actually have a copy of OT on my computer somewhere. it’s a ridiculously small file. like you could stuff 20 of em on an ipod shuffle. if i find it, i’ll send it to you.

    Also, you are looking TEH SEXAY in that old-timey picture. Just sayin

  12. Type (little) a says:

    DUH! You already linked to it………

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