We're leavin'. Taking our school books, the camera, the stroller, the baby, and hitting the road, Jack.
I won a ticket to Type-A Mom. Crazy, hu? That shaved $100 off of my trip and makes it nearly impossible for me to say no. I have a hotel room with a friend if I can just get there, and now a free ticket to the conference. The only thing I'm lacking is the money for the rental car and a little extra for gas.
The trip will take me from Austin, TX to Asheville, NC. That's a long drive, y'all: eighteen hours. Especially with a baby. Good thing the Viking is good natured... but he's never been on a trip THIS long. Four hours is as long as he has been in the car in one sitting. We've done this sort of thing before (driving across the country), but BEFORE baby!
I'll be passing through Dallas, Little Rock, Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Atlanta, Birmingham, Jackson, Shreveport, and Longview. My kids will get to add another SIX states to their "I've been there" list! Poor hubby will be home babysitting the lovesick cats.
The schedule for the conference looks wonderfully fun. I'm sure I'll be beside myself with glee when I finally get to meet all my invisible blogging friends. Praying I won't have broccoli in my teeth or a big zit on my nose. Hope I can articulate sentences as well in real life as I do on the keyboard. I wonder if there are other folks out there who can type better than they can talk? Hmmm.
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I'm trying not to think about what I'm going to wear... or how the baby will behave at the 3-day conference (and my aching back carrying his 20lbs of dead-weight chunk around). Maybe I can get helpers. I'm sure Dawn is great at helping with babies since she's had 8 of her own. I have a few other friends I'm anxious to meet as well. You know who you are, you tweeting chickas!
I've got lists to make, maps to study, laundry to put away, packing to begin and a million other things to finish before we hit the pavement Tuesday.
So without further ado, I will leave you with these parting whines for sponsorship and prayers. Every dollar counts and this is a done deal. If you are able to help, click the donate button (Paypal tip jar) in my sidebar. I would so appreciate it! You can pay for the Snickers bar at the gas stop or a half of a tank of gas - whatever you feel led to share!
Thank you to all the great folks who have donated so far! You are THE grooviest sponsors evah!
Longest Field Trip <-- the last time we got a crazy wild hair