Sunday, July 15, 2018

Warning - on vacation and prone to blog catch up

As I dust off this old thing, read through old travel posts to see what I've written about and if there's any useful information for current day, I'm amazed, awed, and thankful to myself for the diligence in writing so much in the past when I obviously had the time to do so - 147 travel posts!  I couldn't remember the details even if I tried. 

Each passing year my posts are less and less but I really never want this to end, until my last day on earth of course.  That said, if you are still following, don't be surprised if I go and "fill" in the blanks here and there with some truly odd-ball posts like "Spring 2018".  I love those because every year I check to see when our crocus' last bloomed and if they are early or late.  I can't explain why but for some reason it's very important to me to check on this every year.

Big Texas Vacation 2018

sorry - post dated

We've done it again, driven 3 days to reach Texas.  Every time I tell someone about this adventure they look at me like I have 3 heads.  Why?  And every year we say the same thing, the cost to buy 6 tickets, rent vehicle once there, yada yada yada  is cost prohibitive so we choose to drive and see stuff on the way.

Somewhere I have a big list of all the things we packed last year, but I couldn't find it and figured we'd work it out along the way.  Subsequently we forgot our blow up mattress which serves as our 3rd bed in hotels when we can only find two beds.  It's exceedingly hard to find 2 beds and a pull-out, as I learned the hard way but we managed to for both nights.

On the return, I'll take our in-law's spare home with us.

The kids all borrowed my travel pillow extensively so may need to bring their travel pillows next trip.

I write these posts in the hopes that I'll re-read them before the next trip and plan accordingly.