Road Tripping Day #8

Yesterday was a “get things done” day.

If you take an extended road trip, you have to have a day like that sometimes.

I had a few minor things taken care of on my (still very dirty!) car.

I did several loads of laundry.

I researched hotels and locations for my return trip.

I got some groceries.

(Some of the groceries will be for a snack bag in my car as I drive home – some I purchased for my folks.)

I gave my mom iPad, email, facebook, and texting lessons.

I took photos of both my parents.

I’ve been away from home for over a week.

I needed a day to get my life somewhat in order.

I love road trips.

I love adventures.

I’m not looking forward to many more hours in the car.

I am looking forward to all the other aspects of my ongoing road trip.

(I haven’t worn one drop of makeup, not even mascara, since I began this trip!)

On the bummer side, my arm *seriously* misses Paul Newman.

When the pain gets too bad I  drink  send him random text messages so he doesn’t forget me.

(Ha!  He wishes!)

I didn’t take photos (except of my parents) yesterday.

Here’s a photo I took a few days ago though.

I got up early one road-trip morning and took this at Natural Bridge Park in Santa Cruz.

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I’ve been to so many beautiful places on this trip.

When you fly on a plane to see family and friends, you miss out on so much.

Of course, it isn’t very often when any of us can take two weeks off for a road trip.

Fortunately, I have a job that mixes well with travel.

P.S.  Did I mention the cheap, sketchy, hotels?

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