We've been on the road for just over a week now.
And while I feel like we've covered so much ground and have done so many wonderful things,
I know that there is so much more to go.
I haven't had a lot of time to blog, but being in the car gives me lots of time to think,
so I find myself composing blog posts in my head.
Unfortunately, my mind is like a sieve
and I can only remember bits and pieces of these "amazing" posts that I've mentally composed.
But let me start with the one thought that comes to me most often
(other than "get outta my way, you slow driver!)
and that thought is...
I Am Happy.
I am grateful.
I am excited.
I am having fun.
I am blessed with wonderful children
and wonderful friends
(who have made this trip so much more amazing than I could have done on my own.)
One particular example is this day at Kent Lake, where they had a great splash pad and water slide
and a wonderful swimming beach.
Just a half an hour from our hotel in Detroit,
but we would never, ever have found it if Alita from Alita Jewel's Treasures
hadn't taken time out of her day to meet us at the nearby Dairy Queen
and to show us to one of her favorite summer hangouts.
Her boys were adorable and Julia had a great time running around the splash pad with them.
I had a wonderful visit with a bloggy friend.
A great time was had by all.
Can you believe that neither Alita nor I took a single picture while we were together?
Didn't even break out the camera.
Maybe we were shy, maybe we were nervous,
maybe I was feeling a little self conscious about my... well me.
(I weigh far more than I like to mention here on this blog.
I like to pretend like no one will notice, if I just don't bring it up.)
(and maybe if it's in parentheses, you still won't notice.)
Anyhow... I have no photographic evidence that I met up with Alita, but the memory will stay with me
and I am more than grateful that she brought us to such a fun place.
I've been keeping up with posting a pic or two a day on facebook, so find me there too.