Friday, February 11, 2005

OK, NOW I'm getting excited

I started packing for my Texas road trip this morning.  I really hadn't thought much about it until now... but I do believe I'm suddenly in the right frame of mind (shall we say a Texas state of mind?).

Cliff and I will grocery-shop today before he goes to work.  I'll get some snack and picnic items for our trip, as well as some frozen, quick-to-fix things for Cliff to eat while I'm gone.

My daughter will be driving all the way, since I don't drive.  We're neither one loaded with extra funds, which is hard for me:  In the four-plus years I've had my job, a big portion of my salary has been spent on kids, grandkids, and my own travels.  Now that I'm down to two- and three-day work-weeks, I'm re-learning the meaning of "budget".

We will have fun, though.  My sister will give us free room and board while we're in Mission, and all the oranges and grapefruits we can eat.  Rachel found reasonably-priced motels in the Fort Worth area, both going and coming back.  We're splitting the cost on that, as well as the gasoline.  And we'll do more picnicking than eating out.  Breakfast is free at both motels we've chosen.  Our trip across the border to Mexico needn't be expensive; we found out last year, you can buy a lot of trinkets down there for very little money.

Yep, I've found my enthusiasm.  The only little problem is, I hate to leave my shiny kitchen sink.  But Rachel promised she'll let me scrub the sink in the motels where we stay, after the girls have spit toothpaste in it.  I'll guarantee there'll be no need to clean sinks at my sister's place:  she's a wonderful housekeeper!  Here's a shot of her taken last February at her winter home.

9 comments:

bookncoffee said...

Sounds like this will be a wonderful trip......I hope you have a lot of fun!!!  

ksquester said...

Have great fun Mo and when shall we expect you back in the land of J?   Anne

sanforized6 said...

Have a great trip. rich

onemoretina said...

    Hey, Mosie .... Thanks for stopping by my journal.  Yes, I definitely was a "wannabe hippie" ...  too conservative to really get into it.
     You have a wonderful time with your daughter.  I envy you ... My daughter and I have been planning a trip, just the two of us, for some time, but her job always seems to interfere .... Oh, well.  Travel safe .....    
        Tinahttp://journals.aol.com/onemoretina/Ridealongwithme

amy122389 said...

Are y'all sure you can't swing by Florida and pick me up on your way?  All of my family lives in San Antonio....  :)  Enjoy the yummy food there and think of me....
~Amy

cyandfayedavis said...

I understand the "shiney sink" syndrome.  The first time it hit me on vacation I was totally shocked.  I never before wanted to leave vacation and return home, especially for a sink!

toonguykc said...

Just try not to purchase any fancy carrot-peelers when you're in Mexico!  :)

lacaza3 said...

Hey girl I live in Frisco texas which by plano which is a little north of plano...
What brings you to my neck of the woods
Donna In TEXAS

plieck30 said...

Yep those oranges from the Texas valley are sooo good. A couple of years ago we drove half way down there and bought several big bags of them at a stand on the side of the road. We pulled over and ate our fill right on the side of the road. Paula