Travel is Over-rated
Don’t get me wrong-I love my family in
CA. Love having time with my daughter
and grandsons BUT driving for over 6 hours with my various health issues is
simply NOT a fun experience.
We took off early-only Lucky had
eaten. Sarah and I did drive-through a
Starbucks and get some coffee for the first part of the drive. Our plan was to get to Palm Springs and have
brunch before finishing up the journey into Orange County.
Of course with two women, two little boys
and a Chihuahua we had to make a couple of “pit stops”. Considering the coffee-only stopping twice
was pretty good. The fighting in the
back seat was NOT. I also didn’t enjoy
the constant stepping on my seat belt.
“I’m not grandma, it’s your
imagination.” Do you have any idea how
many times we said, “Stop being a sass mouth”??
Lucky was an angel. Really.
As we got closer to Palm Springs, I
googled “Dog-friendly restaurants”. We
decided on “Cheeky’s”. It was
perfect. Weather was 80 degrees, patio
was covered, and food was all organic and homemade. They even brought Lucky a bowl of water.
Then came the Schnauzer. Sigh.
Lucky was not pleased. All 5-1/2
pounds of her went from adorable to scrappy in a matter of seconds.
Fortunately, we had just finished
eating. We paid the bill and left. Didn’t even make another trip to the
bathroom. We decided it would be more
prudent to use the facilities at the Morongo Reservation gas station while
filling the tank.
Once at my sister’s, we started our family-filled
weekend. Mostly-my part was visiting
with my parents and sister, brother-in-law and nephew. I was able to see a close friend and
colleague on Saturday afternoon, but otherwise it was pretty much: eat, walk the dog, eat, walk the dog (you’re
seeing the pattern by now).
As you probably noticed, the boys spent
time with their cousin Jonathon and Uncle Dave learning the finer points of
building tall buildings with blocks.
Before we knew it, we were back in the car
and on the way home. My back and neck
killing me, boys fighting and Lucky being an angel again.
It’s always wonderful to see family but
even more wonderful to get home. I
missed Steve, I missed Pepper and I missed seeing our son, daughter-in-law and
Jackson. We all had a quick dinner at
Denny’s (hey, kids eat free on Tuesdays) and then home.
Aahhh. Now off to physical therapy.