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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Plans and Changes

Well, this past weekend we had big plans. Friday we would have homemade pizza and family movie night (which we did) and Saturday, Ian would go to Grandma and Grandpa's to spend the night while Mommy and Daddy got to have a date night(which didn't happen). The first part of our plan went well we had beef and onion pizza (yum!) and watched A Night At The Museum (very funny) and had a great time. I did notice that Ian had started having a very runny nose and a little cough.
Saturday morning rolled around and it was obvious that Ian was not going to be able to go to t-ball practice or spend the night anywhere but at home with Mommy and Daddy. Colin was very disappointed (I was disappointed ,too, but it comes with being a mommy).
Saturday turned out beautiful, warm and sunny, so we visited a local farm where they make cheese from their cows' and goats' milk. We didn't stay too long and then we went on a crazy driving adventure.
The driving adventure started innocently enough...Colin looking at maps of the area online. He spotted a road that he believed would lead him from the road the farm was on (on the west side of our town)to the Lake on the east side of our town.
Good intentions, but they didn't quite work out. First we took the road that Colin thought might get us to the lake. It was out in the country and it was so beautiful, it brought tears to my eyes, but, alas, it ended up turning into a very little traveled dirt road that looked muddy and posed a potential for getting stuck.
So we turned around and went back to the road where we had started, stopped at a yard sale and Colin got some advice on a different road. Back to the adventure, again. We were now traveling on a local lumber company's access roads. Lots of gravel, one lane, no shoulder up and up into the hills. It felt like the mountains, we could see forever. It was very beautiful, but it led nowhere. We ended up at another dead end and turned around and discovered we were in an area where they were dropping trees (on Saturday). We couldn't get out of that area fast enough for me. We discovered that although the map had shown that you could get to the lake taking these back roads, the did not show the gates that the timber company had that were closed so we couldn't get to where we wanted to go. We headed out the way we came in enjoying the beauty God had created and getting the van muddy.
We came home and Colin washed the van before all the mud could dry. What an adventure!

1 comment:

Miscellaneous From Missy said...

:-) Are you sure those tears were from the beauty? They may have been from allergies! Ha-ha!