My daughter and I had a wonderful time on our road trip. We covered over 1500 miles in 8 days. We went from Humboldt County on the Northern California coast to the rolling hill and oak trees of Palo Cedro California, then to the mountains and back home.
It was wonderful to spend the time in the car with my children. I have been taking them to Palo Cedro since they were born and it is a trip they still enjoy dispite the long hours of travel. There was lots of discussion about school as they both start college this month. We listened to some great music....well, not all of it was great and we laughed a lot, which is always my favorite part!
I will miss the cool breezes off the awe inspiring and spectacular coastline. I will miss the Redwood forrests with trees the width of a Volkswagon, and the beautiful countryside of Palo Cedro, but most of all I miss my son. It is always hard to leave him behind even though I know that he lives in a place he loves. I know this is all part of the way things are supposed to be, your children are supposed to leave home and become independent people....right? Well, anyway Thanksgiving will be here before we know it!
When my daughter and I arrived home we were greeted at the front door by our dog Molly, a Border Collie mix and our one year old cat Binx (aka The Cat Dog) I thought Molly was going to flip herself over she was wagging her tail so hard!
So now, it's back to life as usual....but I must say it suites me just fine!