Trip Start Jul 21, 2010
22Trip End Jul 29, 2010
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Recently someone referred to the following story as the "Ultimate Sarah Story," which I'm not sure I appreciate, but it does illustrate fairly well why this trip is so exciting to my mom and me. When I was about 8 (I might have been embarrassingly older than that, but we're going to go with 8), I was obsessed with the "Pioneer Days". I regularly wore my bonnet around the house and when playing in the backyard; I "milked" my bike each morning, and pretended to churn butter with a broomstick and a cardboard box. Most notably, I recorded myself clapping and tapping on my knees so that as we drove around town in our minivan we could hear the "clip-clop, clip-clop" noise of horses' feet to enhance the pretend experience of riding in a covered wagon. When we would get to a red light, the noises would stop as I pressed "pause" on the tape player. It was great fun, I assure you (less fun when everyone in college heard the story and regularly made "clip-clop" noises when I walked by, but still, great fun overall).
My mom and I are now working on leaving the house. I use the term "working on" because this is an accurate description of how our family prepares for trips. It takes hours, sometimes days, to prepare. At the moment, my clothes are packed, mom's are getting there; the car is semi-clean (I'm going to try my best to keep it that way); and we are readying trail-mix, water bottles, and other snacks for the cooler. I'm also beginning this blog. This is my first attempt at this type of thing but it seems like a fun idea. We'll see how it goes....
More pictures of days 1-2 athttp://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=192664&id=837899636&l=ac0d02cebf