we took 3 days to drive from southern california to seattle. we pulled our car with our minivan, and I felt pretty much like a beverly hillbilly the whole time.
we will miss these darlings, all three of them :(
and then we hit the road for real. that saturday the boys were (oddly) perfect angels (thank you secret roadtrip toy/candy bag!), and we powered through to redding, cali that night. the next day...not so. sharkey MELTED. for like, hours? I don't know, I think I blocked that entire leg of the trip out...anyone who's made a major life move with VERY sensitive children knows how awesome it is ;) but once we got to portland late sunday afternoon (we stayed at the same hotel we stayed at last time we were there), the boys could swim and we went out to one of our favorite local burger places, and everything was good. well, except for the freezing cold milkshake sharkey accidentally spilled ALL over pants' lap. i'm sensing a trend...
I couldn't even LOOK at all the last-minute stuff pants' had crammed in the back of the van...*cringe*
I will say it was a BEAUTIFUL drive.
and once we were in the walls of pines, I felt HOME.
I wanna say...Shasta? I think?
jimmy john's. and so our northwest adventure begins!