This is the point in the summer when I'm so ready for the kids to go back to school. And they are ready too. We've not even left yet for the family trip and school doesn't even start until after labor day. But lord we need a routine and we need it bad.
The world traveller showed up on Monday night full of fun tales and excitement. It is very nice to have him back with me though a bit of retraining is in order -- like leaving your shorts in the family room will cause me to go a bit bezerk. But all in all, I've got my boy back and I'm happy.
We leave on Friday morning to go to LA for a couple of days and then on to San Diego for all of next week. It has been about 8 years since we've been to SD so it is time to do the SD things like the zoo and Sea World and Old Town. Oh yes, and the beaches. Sure we've got beaches up here but they are warmer down there. So that should be fun though I'm not looking forward to another drive down the state. Driving up and down CA drives me a bit batty and also causes me pain in the hips. Oh well.
Sometimes though, going on vacation is more trouble than it is worth. Trying to get work to a point I can leave, trying to get the kids ready and trying to get myself ready. I'm exhausted at the start and that is no fun either. Again, oh well.
That's all the news that is fit to print at this point.