|At chemo on Friday.|
We are preparing for our trip up north where we plan to visit the Ford Mustang plant. It is not likely that we will ever be in that general “north” area again, so I have set us a course for Niagara Falls first. I noticed that when I looked at all the touristy sites about Niagara Falls, the pictures were all like spring and summer. So, big clue there that most people do not visit during the winter. In fact, there are no tours running, no boats, the cave is closed, so only the park is open that you can just walk to the falls and look. Nevertheless, I want to take advantage of being in that area of “north.” So, we will drive as far as we can go after Eli’s lab check, spend the night, then continue on. After we get a good peak at it, take cool pictures, get a souvenir, we plan to either see car show or train show or visit a light show in Buffalo. Then we will have the entire next day to snow tube. I am stoked for this. This is something that we can all do and I think it will be a blast. The kids don’t have to have lessons, or be skilled or particularly strong, they just lie down on a tube and go. Of course, we are not clothing equipped for this or for the trip in general seeing as the highs are in the low 20’s and I imagine snow is just like dirt - everywhere. So, poor Vic has been having to take a painful chill pill looking at the bills as I prepare four Alabama kids for actual, real life cold weather. After that we will go to church probably in Columbus before heading to Flat Rock, MI. We have a plant tour planned, and we will visit the Henry Ford Museum. On the way home, I think we will stay in Dayton and visit the Aviation Museum.
|Playing outside after chemo.|
So, that whole trip thing is huge and has been dominating my extra time… well, that and the house and its renovation from the busted pipe over a month ago now. We are still living in Upside Down Mess All Around World. I did have a great workout this morning and was able to ignore the mounds of clean laundry piled in the hallway that will have to folded and put away before we leave just in case they want to do work upstairs. Yay for tomorrow. When we get back, Eli will go straight to his mid-month chemo, and Hg will have oral surgery to pull a tooth embedded in her upper jaw that is obstinate and preventing the application of braces. Yep, I still have other kids.
|The teenager of the house waiting.|