Friday, March 20, 2009

Road Trip!

I'm writing from our luxurious wi-fi enabled room at the Super8 in Redding, California. We left cool and damp Portland early this morning but by the time we stopped for ice cream in Ashland the skies were nearly clear. Overall the trip has been quite enjoyable. We're enjoying listening to Bill Bryson's In a Sunburned Country. The boys have mostly kept their squabbling under control although at one point they were going at it and I pulled over a rest stop, got out, and simply refused to get back in the car until they promised to stop. It's a tactic I haven't had to use in ages, but it made the remaining 150 miles infinitely more pleasant.

We had a lovely dinner and then retired to our motel room where the boys were delighted to find The Princess Bride on cable TV. We're thinking about getting up early to explore this very unusual bridge before continuing our journey to San Jose where we will spend the week. It's such a treat to be able to spend this time with my kids and take a break from real life.


Colleen said...

That's a Calatrava bridge!!! You MUST go! He's brilliant and amazing and lovely! Ok, enough !...just go. Let me know how it is. I had no idea.

Ali said...

Glad you're having a good trip so far, and hoping for regular updates (okay, one or two) once the gang is all together. Meanwhile, here it's beautiful and sunny, every second that it's not drizzling and gray.

Elizabeth said...

The bridge is definitely worth it! I highly recommend it. It's a pretty cool bridge.

Hope day two goes just as well!