Well, my meltdown/culture shock phase of this move is winding down. We've spent the last week looking at houses and rentals and have decided to purchase this time around. We have about 2 weeks until it's all ready for us. We are also getting geared up for school registration! (Yeah, that sentence made me throw up a … Continue reading Life in the Lodge
I'm having a meltdown of sorts. Yep, that's right. Me. Not my daughter or my son. (Although had happened today, too.) It's all just hitting me. It's hitting all of us. We've driven by a few houses and we've been less than impressed. I've been reading reviews on the various schools and I'm trying to … Continue reading Meltdown
It started out as just an idea to help keep me motivated to workout and run while traveling across country to our new duty station. I've been on enough road trips to know how lethargic being in a car all day makes me, and how the substantial lack of decent food options tends to make … Continue reading This 5k Across the Country “Thing”
While on our adventure from there to here, we made a stop at the Mall of America. We usually do when we are visiting the hubby's family in Minnesota. This thing is huge. When we pulled up, there was construction and I wondered aloud if they were fixing something. Eric mentioned that they were actually expanding. … Continue reading Loving and Loathing the Mall
When traveling or PCSing pre-minions, the hubby and I traveled well together. We could be up at the crack of dawn, drive most of the day, see random roadside oddities and be happily on our way. We easily found a rhythm to long drives. My dear husband has a love of taking the road less … Continue reading Red Roads and Rhythm
Last night we stayed in Montana in a little tiny place that, as I mentioned, was a little sketchy. I walked into this "establishment": ...and took one look into a washing machine and promptly walked back out. Nuh Uh. Not happening. Laundry waited until the next stop where the machines were: a. clean b. not … Continue reading I Don’t Think This Counts
Leaving Moses Lake, I attempted another 5k on the hotel dreadmill. This is what I was looking at as I was running: Sadly those little signs did nothing to motivate nor energize me as this is as far as I got before it felt like I'd been on the thing for an eternity: Have … Continue reading Hi, ho, hi, ho, it’s off to Idaho!
We do love our plans. We lay them all out. We just know that we've covered every base, any possibility. Ha! Tell that to anyone who has done a road trip with minions! Starting off the day with a good run, we finished buttoning up the house, said some bittersweet goodbyes, and passed the inspection with flying … Continue reading The Best Laid Plans
It was my last morning run in Washington, and the first of many as we travel across the states to our new home. Here's the deal. I am doing a "5k Across the Country" type of thing. Or at least a 5k in every state we stop. So here are a few things I saw … Continue reading The Last One
It's moving day! Or, rather, days - as is plural. Who moves in just one day? I'd like to meet them...and take notes! It's a sea of boxes around here, tent is pitched in the back yard, and PCS season has arrived! We are camping out in the back yard this time around. It's great … Continue reading It’s Here!