An Adventure

Before I deal with the main topic, I’ll share what I saw on the side of a Goodwill truck:

Giving people a chance to hate Monday mornings.

While I know some jobs can be soul-deadening and exasperating, this tagline made me stop and think: some people don’t have any job and would give their eye teeth to have one. Even one that makes them hate Monday mornings.

I’ll be offline from May 3 through May 17. We were married in March of 2005, but with new jobs and limited vacation time, and with my father-in-law dying only three weeks after the wedding, we never took any kind of honeymoon. So we’re taking it now. Although in our case, this trip is also referred to as a babymoon — that last trip a couple takes before they spend the rest of their lives with little people in tow.

We’re driving, which is something I look forward to. We’ll be heading up to the Seattle area to visit a relative for five days, and for this we’ll take a direct, fast route. Then we’ll head back through Washington, Oregon, and California via the coastal route, meandering and stopping as we feel inspired. (Since the doctor has ordered me to stop every two hours — not three or four, she said, but two — to move around, we’ll have a relaxing pace. Besides, these days my stomach and bladder are about equal to the size of a hamster’s, so I need to attend to something every couple of hours anyhow.)

I plan to leave my computer at home. I’ll not be checking email or blogs, nor will I be writing anything. I decided not to create posts ahead of time to cover the days I’m gone. There will just be complete silence here. How refreshing! When I return I’m sure I’ll have photos galore and stories as well.

See you mid-month!

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9 Comments on “An Adventure”

  1. la peregrina Says:

    Babymoon- I like that. 🙂 Have a great time.

  2. donna Says:

    Have a good time – sleep a lot!

  3. Chad Says:

    Don’t forget to call while you’re up here. Would love to finally meet you two. Have a safe trip!

  4. Shirl Says:

    Road trip! Nothing better. Have a great one!

  5. Laura Says:

    I’m way late saying this, and you will presumably see it when you get back, but I hope you have a wonderful trip!

  6. Marilyn Says:

    Oooh, lovely! Will look forward to reading all about it afterwards. (You’ll probably be driving through my hometown in the NW corner of the state.)

  7. gerry rosser Says:

    Have fun.

  8. Winston Says:

    Have a wonderful honeymoon/babymoon/whatever…

    Look forward to hearing all about it on your return.

    Love that Goodwill slogan…

  9. Christine Says:

    Happy Mother’s Day!