1. The drive out was fine. Okay. Good, not great. Bria fussed about 60% of the time (although Lee thinks it was more like 80%. But let's not exaggerate.) There was no ice storm this time, but there was some crazy wind. And we had one small incident where we literally almost ran out of gas. We were pushing through from breakfast and realized that we maybe should get gas. I pointed out a sign for a station coming up, and then I got a text from my mom and Lee was enjoying Switchfoot and we blew right by the exit. And then there were no more gas stations. We have a Distance Til Empty gauge on the van, and it literally hit zero when we finally rolled into a station in Salina. I was freaking out. Lee wasn't. But we won't make that mistake again.
|Breakfast picnic in Kansas|
|None of these are The Picture, but they are some of my favorites|
4. Tuesday we went swimming. It turns out Joya is pretty fearless. She was wearing floaties and at one point jumped into the deep water without asking for help. Of course she went under and bobbed right up, but it scared her pretty good. She got over it and went right back to paddling around.