It was a 4 1/2 hour drive through Iowa to get to the ballpark. We had our MapQuest directions, our overnight bags, and snacks. We got on the road around 10 am Saturday morning for the 4 pm game. Did I mention that my husband didn't make the trip? It was the most relaxing road trip I've had in years!!!!! Usually when we travel together, it goes something like this once we get out of familiar territory:
Hubby: Do you have the MapQuest directions?
Hubby: How many miles are we on this stretch of road?
Hubby: What exit are we looking for?
Hubby: I'm going to set the trip odometer.
Hubby: How many miles?
Hubby: *sets trip odometer* What's the exit again?
Hubby: Hand me a piece of paper, would you?
Me: *get piece of paper from my purse*
Hubby: How many miles did you say?
Me: *grinding teeth* 109.
Hubby: *picks up pencil he always has handy and writes 109 on the piece of paper*
Me: *look out the passenger window, shake my head, and roll my eyes*
Hubby: What's the exit again?
Me: 17!! *&$%# under my breath*
Hubby: You don't have to be a bitch about it. *writes 17 on the piece of paper*
Me: *reach for my iPod Touch so I can put my earbuds in and drown him out*
This is how it went with my daughter:
Danica: After this exit, we'll be on the interstate for 109 miles.
Me: What's our next exit?
Me: If you want to put in a CD, go ahead.
Danica: *puts in Lady GaGa*
Me & Danica: Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah, Roma, Roma-ma, GaGa, ooh la la, want your bad romance
Danica: Here's the exit, Mom.
Me: How long are we on this next stretch?
Danica: 21 miles.
Me: Can you grab that piece of paper and a pen?
Danica: What for?
Me: Well, I do these Twiobservation posts on my blog.
Danica: *reaches for paper and pen and rolls her eyes*
Talk about no stress!! We had an awesome time. Travis's team got a three-game sweep and clinched the #1 seed in the conference tournament, and Danica jotted down Twiobservations for me. By the time we got to the ballpark, she was suggesting Twiobservations to add to the list :)
Precious Petals - The Precious, of course
Mason City - Edward Anthony Masen Cullen
Britt, 17 miles - road sign; if only he were that close
Smile YOUR MOM Chose Life - billboard; had to explain Living with Edward and TongueTwied to Danica
Shirtless boys working in a field - dogs
A.V.I. weigh station sign - the adventures of Mrs. P at TwiBite's avi
North 69 - Twilove1 was Follower #69 on TwiBite's blog
Totem Pole - It's LaPush, baby.
Spahn & Rose Lumber, Inc. - or Royce & Rose Lumber, Inc., whichever you prefer
Crystal Lake - "Edward sparkles like crystals, doesn't he?"
Wolf Pack - chewing tobacco behind the counter at the gas station
Jacob Tanner Hall and London Hall - campus buildings at the college Travis played at
Clearly, she's Team Jacob. I thought I raised her better than that!
In honor of mother's day, I'd like to thank my kids for making me proud to be their mother. I'd like to thank my mom for loving me unconditionally. I'd like to thank Rob's mom for obvious reasons ;) I'd like to thank Twitarded for being the mother of all blogs and helping raise so many baby blogs, like mine.
Weather permitting, we will be traveling to Travis's tournament games on Sunday. A day at the ballpark with my daughter, my potential daughter in law, and my mom...now that's my idea of a perfect Mother's Day.
If you haven't seen this already, please do yourself a favor and read it. SuzsPetals is the author of the ff The Family Business, blogs from time to time, and tweets 24/7. She also wrote the most amazing Mother's Day tribute. Grab a Kleenex and click here.
The week long celebration of Rob's birthday on May 13th, starts on Monday. Engineered by RobMusement fifteen blogs will be participating in a birthday blog train. (See icon on sidebar.) Should be fun.
Whether you are celebrating with your kid(s), your mom, your pet(s), or all three, I wish you all a safe and
Happy Mother's Day!