There had been random talk in our house about taking a road trip some day, and Frank volunteered his car for this one. Handy could not leave work, as a co-worker was gone at the same time. So it was just me and the boys. The cats were quite pleased that Handy stayed home to feed and pet them.
Ernest was struck by the different roadside businesses as we traveled. In the State of Jefferson area, hydroponics were big. Well, we did pass through Weed. Just kidding, Weedians. Weed was named for sawmill founder and pioneer, Abner Weed. I'm sure he didn't inhale.
On the California side, giant liquor warehouses were widely advertised. Only 80 miles away! Just in case you need to stock up! Oregon is rather controlling of its alcoholic beverages.
On the Oregon side, boldly announced in yellow and black, were numerous Adult Store and Arcade signs at truck stops. No picture of those.
Some great roadside art, though. "Mom, did you get a picture of the dragon?" Yes, I got rather good at shooting out of the car window at 80 mph. Ahem.
Day One: Please get gas before we get into the middle of nowhere.We split the drive into 2 parts, spending the night in Ashland, Oregon. Add the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to my bucket list!
Day Two: You should have done your summer homework before we left. *
Day Three: Don't take off your EMP stickers in case you want to go back after lunch.
Days Four and Onward: The Mom-Thing was tamed and didn't have much to say.
*This in response to how long we should take on the return trip. The quicker return was requested, using homework as the excuse. But I noticed that no homework was actually done on the first day home. Or the second. Today's the third...