The boy+mom van stopped and carried on a Gherkin tradition.
|Dad G turned us all on to stopping at DQ in Cave Junction and Rice Hill nearer Eugene.|
We finished our treats, drove over to the gas station and saw Bre, Stacia and Mom G pulling in. We chatted, made a plan and sent them on for treats while we headed to Avis to turn in the rental in Springfield.
Unfortunately.....someone heard conflicting instructions from two different people and our van wasn't in the parking lot.
I dove off with Bre to see about hotel accommodations and Michael and the kids began rolling our bags across the busy road to the hotels.
It turns out we landed here during the OLYMPIC TRACK TRY OUTS.....finally found two rooms and settled in. The girls brought dinner over.
Michael did a great job getting things together for me for the trip, but alas, did not think of a swim suit. So.....Jared and Krista took the kids to the pool and Bre and I headed to Target. Ah, Target. Pause a moment and consider.....NEW clothes....selection....I picked out a suit, a couple of shirts and resisted more shopping....maybe at the end of our trip. I NEEDED something besides the W.I.L.D. Animal Prints I had packed for my 10 day trip....which will now be at least a month long. LOL
|Toothless smile of the day|
I'm praying about this second part of our trip....we are headed to Fort Logan - in Denver- for Dad G's military service and burial....We had planned to stay with family in Colorado Springs - they live out past the Academy....Now we hear there are fires in Montana too.....we shall see what the morning brings. We may end up having to fly to Denver.
Living all of life before the face of God...