Very funny kids... you're all grounded.
Contrary to your belief we have Internet service so I'm hoping to keep in touch with the real world during this vacation.
This morning at 6 when we took off it was all fun and games. Jeff, Dawn and the girls followed behind us so we all made stops together. While Dawn was feeding the baby we all played with Darlena at the rest area. We would get back in the car all sweaty and tired, turn on the AC, cool off, and do it all again in about two hours. The temperature was in the mid 90's all day. UHG! It's now about 8pm (9pm Montana time) and the temp is a cool 85 degrees. It actually felt good to get out of the car, stretch, and play... until we were all involved in the "Attack of the killer mosquitoes." Ok, I might be exaggerating a little but we really did have to run for cover. It was ridiculous. My father in law said I better get used to it. Hey, nobody said anything about bugs! Is it too late to turn around?
Rick and I have been taking turns driving while Rick's dad takes naps. I think he's enjoying the trip so far... or at least the part he has seen. I'm sure he's happy just to be the passenger and not the driver.
We heard on the news that Thursday is going to be a scorcher for everyone. Don't forget to wear your sunscreen, bug spray, a hat, hydrate, and don't work too hard. As a matter of fact, I'm giving you all the day off. Go to the beach, or the lake, or your kiddie pool in the backyard. Just tell your boss you talked to me and I said it was ok.
Here's what I know about this kind of weather. When our kids are outside for even a few hours their olive skin turns so dark that their teeth look like pearls, and their big brown eyes sparkle like stars. I hope we can recognize them when we get home. I miss them already.
Dreaming in wide open spaces-