Have We Lost Our Minds?
Pregnant with our fourth child, my husband has a moment of inspiration and suggests a cross-country family trip during maternity leave.
Tiny woke us up by flipping the bedside light on and off. She and Biscuit climbed into our bed to see Brogden. Now I have Tiny and Brogden, Biscuit and Minnie, and Bubble with bacon...... That microwave bacon is being put to good use. Two slices of bacon each and they settle down to watch Frozen on tv. Is this normal to have favorite movies playing on tv and the most perfect times?
Ate breakfast in the room, dressed, and made our plan. REI, downtown for a bit, late lunch out, and drive the Coast at sunset. We held back on more gift for Biscuit's birthday. She spied this octopus at the San Francisco Zoo and Daddy snagged it for her while I had them in the bathroom.
I forgot first a car wash. Coin operated washes are hard to come by in cities you don't know and the fresh paint from wreck and roof top box make drive through not possible. Passed a thrift store. Circled back. Picked up sparkly Toms and the 'Your Baby Can Read' collection. If all girls can read when we return, WIN! I don't mind them watching these in the car. Found the car wash. Disc one inserted. Biscuit is enthralled with it. I might regret the purchase in ten hours of hearing random words called out with guitars strumming in the background.
REI trip caused us to park in front of a downtown water play area. We promised pool at the hotel tonight and moved on. Got the French press for the Jet Boil, new silverware, stick sunscreen, and a tip for used outdoor equipment. While George had the ladies in the bathroom, I wandered around with Brogden and made a wish list. All REI gift cards are welcome! Headed off to find the reuse place. George scored a Double jacket North Face for $32!
A couple of street tacos later, we found ourselves at the Goodwill Boutique. It was crazy to think of spending 19.99 on jeans from Goodwill but they were all designer. Left with a Patagonia skort for $15! More tacos and this time Margaritas at Mayas Taqueria. I may have consumed eight tacos in total.
Streetcar ride to Washington Park to hike over to the International Rose Test Garden. It was too far and going to be too dark so we turned back for the streetcar. VooDoo Doughnut is a must so we did. Eating them in them morning since bad behavior happened in line.
On the way to Safeway before hotel and a pack, I mean a pack, of bicyclists went by us in the other direction. Naked. George said, "ahhh they are naked," Bubble responded with "yeah, I know but why?" She could have cared less that 40+ people were cycling down the middle of the street.
All were quickly asleep from the day. I tried to work on the blog with Tiny; we were unsuccessful.
Steps taken: 10,715 put it on mid morning
Miles driven: 33.9