Ugh the things I do for a fabulous vacation! Those of you who know me well know that early mornings and I are NOT close friends....in fact, I'm morally opposed to any time in the morning when it's still as dark as it was when you went to bed....which is what we woke up to at 5am when our alarm went off this morning. Amazingly, though, when the alarm went off, I woke up almost instantly and was ready to go. Does it say something awful about me that if the alarm goes off at 5am and I'm going on vacation then I'm ready to jump out of bed and get going-----but if it goes off at 7:30am and it's time to get up for work I just can't motivate myself out of the bed? LOL
Anyhow...we got up, got showered, fed the cat and stacked our bags by the door. Here's the view of our doorway that says vacation is REALLY almost here:
I have to say I'm pretty impressed with us because that's all our clothes, including suits/tuxes, and more long pants than we've ever taken on a trip before (darn the Alaskan climate! LOL), our pirate costumes, all our toiletries, a bag full of board games and card games, and a bunch of other fun goodies----and all in 3 bags: 2 that weigh 49lb. (whew!) and one that weighs 41lb. (plus our two carry ons). So all that got loaded into the car and off we went.
And now here we sit anxiously awaiting our departure....and looking a LOT happier and more chipper than is normal for us for 7am:
See you all in California!!