Monday, June 21, 2010

California cont . . .

Yesterday, day three, was our last huge driving day . . . we had a mission to get from Sacramento to Escondido . . . a good 6-8 hour drive. We had a good night sleep at the hotel and woke up to free breakfast including a "make your own waffle" machine.

We loaded up and headed out. The girls looked out the window for a while, had a snack, stopped at a few rest stops, played with a magic marker game book, then were ready for a movie . . .

And then we drove and drove and drove and drove and drove . . . and stopped for a gas fill up and potty break and found the cutest little middle of no where fruit stand with fresh right-off-the-tree fruit . . .

We ate some delicious plums, nectarines, peaches and fresh almonds . . . YUM!!

And then, we drove and drove and drove and drove and drove and took some bad advice through LA to take an alternative route that added an extra hour or so to our chronic driving BUT finally, around 6:45pm, we arrived at the Lawrence Welk Villas where we saw Grandma and Grandpa waiting for us!! They had a pizza hot and ready to fill our traveling bellies, took us to the new pool (which has a beach like walk in) to stretch our traveling limbs and ended the day with PJ's and stories on the cozy couch . . . in total, we drove almost 1300 miles with at least 30 potty stops and we made it!! The kids did wonderful, our marriage is still in tact and we are ready for two weeks of family fun!!

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