Monday, June 01, 2009
Fun Weekend but exhausting!
We did a 1100 mile round trip this weekend. Leaving at 2:30 on Friday. My dh sold some farm equipment through an agriculture newspaper to a man in Eureka, CA and I wanted to attend my cousin's daughter's wedding in Santa Rosa, CA. So we cut over from Central Oregon to the coast by Crater Lake, what a beautiful drive! We crossed the Rogue River,(see photo) and proceeded on our way to Eureka, only Tink needed a potty stop and the only place we could find off the road was an old cemetery.
You might think this morbid, but I love cemeteries. I like reading the names(gives me ideas) and wondering about their lives. That's the writer in me I guess. Anyway, while Tink trotted around sniffing and finding the right spot, the dh and I ambled through the old part. The dh stopped and said, "Look- only ten years old". And I found one that had to be father and son. One was born 45 years after the other and the older one died a year after the younger man. (They both had the same last name and were on the same stone.)
We continued on- made it to Eureka at 11pm that night, found a motel, fell into bed and slept poorly because Tink kept wanting to go outside. About three-thirty we came to the conclusion she was not going to sleep all the next day while we traveled. LOL
8am we delivered the farm equipment and headed farther south to Santa Rosa. We arrived two hours before the wedding, ate a quick lunch, and changed our clothes. The wedding was outside, beautiful, and the couple had so much fun during the ceremony I was glad I went! I visited with a relative I haven't seen in a long time. We stayed for the reception dinner but left when the dancing started as we wanted to head back part way. We took the central route home, all freeway and not nearly as pretty, but we made it home Sunday afternoon by 3pm. that was our whirlwind weekend. I took my laptop to write while the dh drove but I didn't get near enough done because my cold was still lingering and my sinus kicked up on Saturday, making me nauseous just riding in the pickup let alone trying to read anything! So my huge word count I hoped for before I left didn't happen. Oh well, I have this week, until company descends again on Wednesday! LOL
Not only did I get some names, but I also had an idea for a contemporary western come to me on the drive. I love driving around and seeing things- it always seems to trigger ideas!
How was your weekend!