We are out and about in the big scary world. We drove up half the length of California in the heat with no AC, two toddlers and a trailer full over motorcycles. It is a melancholy trip, slightly dampened by the goings on with Funsize and MacD.

We left home at the unseemly hour of 3:46am. The next 11.5 hours (yes, what should have been 7 hours 47 mins took us 11.5 hours) were spent mostly doing stuff like this:

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It was long and it was hot and we had to stop a million and one times. (Note to self: buy a motorhome with a toilet in it).

We got to my dad’s and just laid around trying to get over the trauma.

Yesterday, we went down to visit the lovely, wonderful, sweet and extremely loveable Julia. The kids saw the horses, the chickens and played on the toys. And I got to meet a wonderful friend in the flesh. I also met the infamous rooster, Mr. D; but he didn’t attack me, so I was a bit disappointed.

IMG_3010 IMG_3011 Today the some of the kids are heading up to the city by the bay to visit the Wharf and Alcatraz. One of the parentals of my grandchildren (Lloyd) is spending some quality time in the dentist’s chair (it wouldn’t be my family vacation if someone didn’t need some kind of emergency care, right?). Mr. Vixen and I are going to spend the day with Ladybug and Butterball right here in/around this:


My dad has the sweetest pool, hot tub and waterfall combo in the world. So life is good today.

Tomorrow we’ll all head on up to Great Grama’s cabin. She has internet, so I may update you all some!

Hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend. Many, many thanks to those of you who purchased aprons. This trip would not have been possible without your support. God bless you.


Our Princess (0-18 in 2.2 seconds)


High Sierras Beauty = Limited to No Connectivity


  1. Have a wonderful time! Sorry about the dentist visit but it could’ve been worse. What a beautiful pool. That is awesome.

  2. Glad you are off the road and around that pool!! Have fun at the cabin…
    .-= ellen b´s last blog ..No Internet Today! =-.

  3. oh wow, have fun in your vacation Vixen. Sorry about the long drive and the dentist visit, but hope the next days will be a good one, that pool looks cool.

    We tried to do the Alcatraz when we passed by SF last Sat, but we were told the tours are fully booked for the weekend 🙁 So we just walked around SF
    .-= betchai´s last blog ..Manzanita Lake, Lassen Volcanic National Park =-.

  4. That pool is gaw-geous!
    .-= Tammy´s last blog ..Jackalopes and Indian Frank =-.

  5. Holy cow, that IS a sweet pool! And how cool to meet an apron goddess?? Awesome!

    I hope you guys are having oodles of fun on your journey!! With plenty of potty breaks, lol!
    .-= Mrs.B´s last blog ..Doing some Pimpin’ =-.

  6. Mar

    Hope you are having a Fan-tab-u-lous time!!!


  7. Can he adopt me?

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