That's how my kids always referred to the time left before we went on vacation or any other good thing such as birthdays, etc. Tomorrow will be my last full day of getting it all together, and then I'll just have coffee and breakfast before hitting the road on Thursday. I want to try to leave early, and am beginning to wonder if I should find an alternative route that doesn't take me directly through S. Lake Tahoe. I didn't take into consideration that schools are out and many folks will be heading "up the hill". I sure don't want to find gridlock on my first day.
I went to the post office this morning and filled out the card to have my mail forwarded to Jeannie's address. The only reason I didn't do that to begin with is that in the past I've found that some businesses will permanently change my address and I'll have to undo all that when I get back. I think it will work out better though, especially for Jeannie.
As I was standing in line at the post office a woman in back of me had two young children, who of course got a bit antsy when having to wait. When it was my turn I motioned for her to go ahead of me, which she did. The oldest of the two children held back and poked my arm, and said "She went in front of you." I said "yes, I told her to.", and then everything seemed ok to the kid. I thought it was just precious.
I'm getting some of the excitement I always feel at this stage of a trip, although I also have a bit of dread at the thought of the long drive ahead of me.
About two weeks ago I bought a pineapple at Costco that was not yet ripe enough to cut, and it's been sitting on my countertop. Today was the day, and I cut it into chunks, about half of which I will take along in my cooler. It is so delicious and sweet that I will have some for breakfast the next two mornings.
I'm not sure how often I will be able to post my blog during the first few days at least. I used to rely on the Verizon jet pack which I don't use any more. I love my AT&T wireless service but will miss access on the road. If I ever even walk into a MacDonald's it is just to use the restroom, get a cup of coffee, and get out. I don't even like the smell of their food and can't imagine sitting there long enough to use the wifi. As I get further east I will probably stay at motels or at least campgrounds with wifi. I'll blog and post photos when I get the chance.
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