In my head, I've been blogging the whole time. On paper (computer?), it just hasn't translated yet. So big apologies for going dark for a whopping month and a half.
We've been busy, that's for sure. After adjusting to the end of the school year and having the Bear home with me (read: tiny adjustment), Scotty and I set sail our big Indiana adventure. But instead of flying home after two weeks, we flew to San Francisco instead and met Brian. He had driven up the Friday before. Over the course of the next week, we traveled from San Fran (which is my new favorite city, FYI) down the coast of California for our first ever family road trip. By Saturday, we found ourselves in LA and hanging out with Team Abrahms. The whole experience was scenic, silly, full of good food (and great wine!) and just a touch of vomit. I invented "Masterpiece Froggy Theater" in order to entertain the child and Brian and Scotty conversed like the Swedish Chef for a full hour to pass the time.
That's what happens when you travel with the young'uns. You do what you gotta to do.
In order to do the trip justice, I didn't want to rush a blog post. It took me a full week to recover, since the Bear does not enjoy walking up hills, walking with his backpack, and walking in general. We failed to bring a stroller with us (the kid is almost 4!) so I carried him. All of him. All 40 pounds of him from the twisty street in San Francisco, through the hills of Santa Barbara. My feet have yet to heal.
So, if you are still reading the blog and hanging with me, I appreciate it. There's a whole week of blogging ahead, and it breaks down as follows:
Tuesday: The Great Family Road Trip
Wednesday: The Monterey Bay Aquarium. So great, it deserves a post all of its own.
Thursday: My "Run a 5K-a-day" Challenge, which culminated with a 5K
over the Golden Gate Bridge. Fan-freakin'-tastic, let me tell you.
Friday: Guest blogger! Brian shares what it was like to check an item off
his bucket list by playing at Pebble Beach.
So, there you have it. Tune in on whatever day sounds interesting, or check in all week. Thanks for staying with me through my brief summer hiatus, but I'm back and ready to write!