Friday, September 2, 2016

Road Trip

Bob had the chance to go work in San Diego again for a couple months so we took it without really hesitating.  How could I turn down an extended summer vacation?  It felt rushed and was a little stressful getting ready to leave, but that always happens.  This time extra stress came when our car AC stopped working.  It happened to be very hot like in the 90s when it stopped with expectations to be higher on the drive.  Bob was stressed to fix it last minute and I wasn't planning on going on a 20 hour car drive without air conditioning.  Thankfully with two visits to the mechanic, the day before and the day of, and lots of looking at it by Bob it started working!

It worked most of the drive, although it did stop working here and there for a few minutes.  One time it stopped for about 30 minutes and I was getting seriously hot but then it kicked on again.  I took this picture while driving.  101 degrees outside and it seems like when the car is in the sun it can get a lot hotter than it is outside.

We left a day early so we could stop and visit friends.  Angela and Heidi were childhood best friends and next door neighbors.  It has been way to long since I've seen them so we made sure to stop.  This first picture is of Angela and I.

A few hours later and we made it to Heidi's house.
She lives in Bend Oregon so we drove up Pilot Butte to see the view.  Not many places have a 360 degree view like that.

Besides visiting friends and the car getting hot the drive was pretty uneventful.  The kids did great until about the last hour when we hit traffic and everyone was ready to be done in the car.
They kids watched movies and we listened to what I think was the entire Henry Huggins series of audio books.  Though they were written for kids Bob and I even thought these were funny.
Like how packed the car was?  We managed to fit everything inside and still peak out the back window, barely.  The kids getting in and out of the car for rest stops was kind of an ordeal, but we made it just fine.


Simply Tasheena said...

Looks like such a fun trip.

Gayle Daly said...

Nothing worse than when AC is not working. Same thing happened to Corinne's family on our way to Disneyland last year. Glad your's wasn't totally. road trips are great. Hope your San Diego trip is great this year!

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Talitha said...

I bet that the ac wasn't working when David tried to recharge it...Hope you got the other thing fixed too...