On the road again

As of 9am tomorrow, I am (hopefully) on my fourth trip to New England in as many months.  The car is not yet packed, I have misplaced about half of the VERY IMPORTANT THINGS that MUST COME WITH US, and both children are still wide awake, anticipating the joy that is three weeks at the beach surrounded by adoring aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins.  Please God, let us make it there safely, and if you are feeling overly generous, please make it stop raining.

I will post a picture of the packed car at some point, as let me tell you, it ain’t pretty.  There is a 50/50 chance that the bag of library books isn’t making it.  At least my mother has agreed that perhaps a library card might be in order, given the fact that C is devoring two to three books a day.  Next on the list to be cut?  Art projects.  Because I am sure that there is somplace in Maine where on can buy art supplies.

What is not exiting the car?  My yarn stash.  Not that I am taking all of it mind you, but last summer I finished two sweaters in two weeks.  This year I am taking along enough yarn for one pair of socks, two hats, one pair of mittens, and one stuffed mermaid.  I am hoping that it is sunny, so I won’t actually run through all of that in three weeks.  If I do, I may just have to make an emergency trip to a LYS in Maine.  Rough, I know.

Now I am off to bed, as I am sure that an eight+ hour drive with two small children requires a solid eight hours of rest.  At least we have the Muppet Show on DVD to keep us entertained…



  1. Leave the art supplies. We have a closet full of them at the beach and lots of places to buy more. Leave the library books, too. I promised the littlest C that we would go to the library Monday AM while the other kids are at camp. A library card will get us as many books and DVDs for all that we need! See you at the beach! Don’t forget the swimsuits, helmets and sweatshirts!

  2. Oh have a wonderful trip! I wish you three weeks of sun and warmth, just enough to get you through the winter.

  3. Have a great trip!

  4. Hope that you have a safe drive up and a fantastic three weeks in Maine!

  5. Have a wonderful and safe trip filled with long leisurely days of knitting and relaxing 🙂

  6. Hope you have a fantastic trip! Can’t wait to hear all about it.

  7. Sounds like a great trip! I love New England.

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