Recently, 2 of my SIL drove out from Minnesota & South Dakota husbandless
with their several children.
Inspiring to me. Jared has been crazy busy
with a chemistry summer class & work.
We had not been able to do much for vacation this summer.
So I pulled together my courage to do things my pregnant self & 3 kids.
As a side note, I do not do well driving long distances.
I fall asleep in car rides, you can see how me driving would not work.
I try my first go as a camping trip.
It was with my parents, not completely by myself,
but I did drive 4 hours. We went up to Sly Park.
It was gorgeous.
A good friend has a small cabin in South Lake Tahoe.
5 minute walk to the beach.
Jared was able to come up for one night,
but I did the drive myself! So proud.
There is a section of road where I swear cars fly right off the
edge to burst into flame 500 feet down.
Never to be discovered. I've always had a hard time
even when others drive it. But I did it.
The kids & I went to the beach for hours by ourselves.
This is a great feat for me for many reasons:
1. I hate taking my kids to the beach.
The sand gets everywhere, too much mess.
2. The sun & the smell of sunscreen.
3. The pictures of my children drowning the moment
I turn my eyes away from them.
4. The ducks that tried to eat us the second I ran out of grahm crackers to give them.
I had to swat them with a towel to get them to go away.
But I did it. It would have been better with Jared of course.
But now I feel a renewed sense of adventure.
Maybe next summer I'll take a drive out to South Dakota.
Just me & the kids.