We made it home. Heath predicted we’d be home by 3:00 and we pulled in about 3:10ish. Not bad. It has been a really lousy two days driving home. I could not stay awake yesterday. Heath says he doesn’t mind but still I felt bad.
When he was starting to struggle to stay awake he pulled into a rest area and made me drive. I was nervous at first but it wasn’t too bad. He warned me that Eugene would get more crowded. I hated driving through Eugene, Oregon. By then Heath had napped enough and he was very encouraging as I drove through the city. He told me I could quit whenever I wanted so I was on the lookout for the next rest area where we switched.
We stopped in Medford, Oregon where we had previously booked a room at the Marriott. Much nicer hotel than the Red Lion we stayed at on the way to Washington. But I started deteriorating into an agoraphobic mess. I hated Medford. It carried bad memories of staying in that city before and not having a great experience. Mostly I was upset because I was tired, felt really ugly, and was flat out done with being in public.
I cried from Medford to Weed, California today. It was good to let out my emotions as ridiculously unfounded as they were. It was also a little scary for me since I haven’t felt that depressed in a really long time. Luckily that pit stop in Weed perked me up.
My rotten mood didn’t completely lift though. We all were punchy and sick of everything all day. The trip to JoAnn’s to find pom pom makers for Parker’s craft class on Monday nearly killed us all. My blood sugar was dropping low, my patience had left me yesterday, I was running on fumes, and we couldn’t find the *naughty words* pom pom makers. I did not say naughty words though I really really wanted to. I spent two freaking hours scouring that store for the blasted things before we left for our trip. Trust me, the naughty word temptation was real. Finally we found them in a tiny practically hidden place. Good grief!
I was not going to go into this much detail in this post! I was just going to say we made it home and I will start sifting through our 700+ pictures later. Good night all. It is so good to be home.