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    Thursday, May 14, 2009


    We're going away this weekend. It's a very exotic-like vacation, so don't be too jealous.

    You see, we're taking the trailer out. Finally. We used it once last year. Sad, but since I was in Utah the entire summer, we didn't really have the opportunity to use it. Trust me, if I had my choice, I would have loved to have used it every weekend last summer. If only.....

    But alas, things change. Mom is gone, and now the trailer can come out of storage. So we're heading out to the Chain O Lakes state park. Yes, it really has the "O" instead of "Of". And they think us Utahan's are rednecks.

    Part of the joy of the trailer, is getting everything ready to go. Food, towels, sheets, blankets, propane, putting back in the batteries, emptying out the poopsicle that never got emptied before it froze solid. See, fun stuff like that. But there's also getting the truck ready to haul it. Fuel, car seats, iPod, new U-joints. Wha? Yep. A day before we need to get ready, the truck needs new U-joints. Figures. It's actually about time, but still, car repairs are the worst. Luckily for me, Sugar Daddy is a master at finnagling things, and can fix pretty much any car problem.

    He did it. He fixed it all by himself. And it could have cost us $650. Instead, it cost us the price of a one day Metra ticket, since we had to wait a day for the part, requiring him to take the train into work for a day, and then $35 for the actual part. Labor? Totally free. He rules.

    So we're getting ready to go. I can't wait. Even though the Chain is about, oh, 5 minutes away from our house, it will still feel like a major getaway, since I've never been there. I love the trailer. I love being with my kids, and seeing how they interact with eachother, and with nature. I'm sure Maggie will be in personal Hell with the bugs and trees and water all around, but she'll survive. I don't think Gretta even remembers the trailer, since it's been a year since we last went. I'm sure she'll love it, too.

    I have a good FFF tomorrow, so stay tuned.


    5 Response(s):

    Shylo said...

    Sounds like fun-I love camping. We had a ghetto trailer in Utah we used to take camping and I loved it, so sad we decided to leave it behind when we moved. Someday we will get a new and improved version. Have a super fun time!
    Yeah for handy hubbies; Adam doesn't know anything about cars but is awesome at home repairs! :)

    Meg & Josh said...

    Yep, 'member the bullet hole truck? Surprisingly, there are a few more fixes than just bullet holes.... Thank goodness for husbands who refuse to pay for car repair!

    Have so much fun! It will be nice to get away. I miss the trailer too. I used to be a permanent fixture in that trailer with you. What are you going to do without me? :)

    nikkipicky said...

    I am so jealous. Our trailer didn't leave our driveway once last year either. WTH! This year we vow; camping, fishing, four-wheeling at least 2 a month for the summer.

    Goals are good, right. Have a blast.

    Laura said...

    Have so much fun!!! A little get away sounds so perfect, so enjoy it for me. No running out of gas!

    grannybabs said...

    The idea of getting away sounds like lots of fun - we didn't do it nearly often enough with our kids - and now they mostly don't like camping.

    Let that inspire you!!