Well, we set out officially for Seattle on Monday, June 7. We spent the whole week before seeing friends and family for the first time in a year (#damnyoucovid). It was wonderful to get a chance to hang out with people and watch all the kiddos play. My only regret is that our wonderful new home on wheels is STILL not organized the way we want it to be for the long haul. And unfortunately, we didn’t have a lot of opportunity to make it that way before we took off. With town rules the way they are, we couldn’t even have our trailer (Serena) at our house to pack her and set everything up perfectly. So one of the things we are finding, is that we brought WAY more than we needed or should have. At this point, we’ve become ruthless. If we haven’t used it recently or it has even a little ding, garbage or donation it goes!
I will tell you, traveling across the country with 3 children and 2 cats in the car is not for the faint of heart. Peter has the big job of hauling Serena, but this kid and cat thing is no joke. I knew it wouldn’t be easy. I definitely didn’t say “hey you know what would be fun? Driving with a cat clawing my leg!” But the challenge of attempting 5-7 hours of driving a day with meowing cats and screaming kids has taught me a new level of patience.
Blitz, the purse cat. She spent most of her time here or on my lap all the way to WA.
We stopped in Saint Cloud last night at a nice little rv park and now we are on our way (almost) to Bismarck ND. I get to reconnect with an old friend from high school and I absolutely can’t wait to see her. So now that everyone has had their potty break (10 minutes into the drive this morning by the way…) we are off and hope to reach the western most part of North Dakota by the end of the day!