Papa Echo's new work schedule has taken some time to get used to. He is gone during the week and then home for 1 or 2 days on the weekend. We knew it would be hard, and tried to think of fun/positive reasons for the job. (As adults, $$$ was a great reason. For the kids, not so much.)
So, we told the kids that we would get them passports and go visit Daddy during the summer. They were thrilled to get a passport like Daddy's.
And now the time has come for the trip. I had planned on flying out. Then I checked on the cost of the flight. OUCH!! We quickly decided to drive. And then after looking at a map, decided to visit friends and family on the east coast. It will be a long trip. I will be doing the majority of the trip by myself and the kidlets. Papa Echo will fly to wherever we are on the weekend.
I'm hoping that the kids LOVE this adventure. I'm hoping my brother takes good care of my house while I'm gone. I'm hoping that I can have enough patience during the long car rides. I'm hoping I don't get lost.
Wish me luck and if you live back east, we'll see you soon!