Sunday, April 18, 2010

Block Leave Plans

Sometimes I have ideas.  Sometimes they are really good, but other times, after they come out of my mouth, I wonder what the heck I was thinking.

Today was one of those times.

Me:  Wouldn't it be fun to go to Utah?
Gunner:  That's a GREAT idea.
Me:  We could camp I guess.
Gunner:  Even better, I love camping.  Think of all the fun the kids will have.
Me:  Okay, I'll try to find a place.

Later after I had exhausted my research, I found two campsites located at the same place.

There are great reviews.

It's a beautiful location.

The catch???  There are no showers!!!

Gunner assures me that he will arrange a way for me to shower.

I told the kids that I had big and exciting news.

The girls started jumping around--"Are you having another baby???"

I was speechless, no way, no how.

When I finally gave them the "good news", Abs was jumping up and down.  Em, not so much.

Em:  How is this going to be fun?  Are we borrowing Oma and Opa's RV?
Me:  No, we're going to stay in tents!
Em:  Seriously?
Me:  Yep, and we don't have to shower the entire time we are gone!
Abs:  This is a dream come true.
Em:  You would think being dirty was a lot of fun.  Some of us have standards.

I could feel the love between them....almost...not really.  I did tell Em should could share a tent with her sister since we will have to find another tent or something as we only have a two person tent.

We will get back just in time to wash clothes, shower, and head out of town to my 4th triathlon of the season.  From there it's straight to Florida, and then back in time for block leave to end.

Whew.  A whirlwind.  Memories in the making.  Hopefully enough memories to last us for a year apart, and pictures to tell the stories.


Allison @ I heart Change said...

Oh. I am SO looking forward to your posts when you get back.

But, really, a week without running water? Count me out.

ABW said...

I didn't even think that I would be without internet! I hope my phone gets a signal out there.

Did I mention we were taking Sammy the dog too?

At this point, we will either come out with great memories, or memories that will be great in about 10 years!

Uncle Dan said...

Utah is a good choice, especially the southeast with their many arches and other remote areas. Moab is well known for mountain biking.

Gypsy at heart said...

Wish I could be a fly on the wall, but will have to rely on your posts.....

Jeannette said...

Too funny! We have block leave coming up too and I have no plans. We were going to fly down to TX but that's expensive! Maybe we'll go camping. Little Bit isn't crawling yet so it might be okay.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Haha, that's sure to be an interesting and fun trip! It sounds like you've got your block leave packed!

Wife of a Sailor said...

Oh you are going to have so much fun when they are teenagers together!

David Brattain said...

I can't wait to hear these stories. Maybe you should video it for true posterity?