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I blame summer {and the end of an adventure}


There's no question, I've been a dodgy blogger this summer, that's for sure.

I blame summer itself. It's been full, and most of the time I'm either too busy to even think about writing, or I finally have a free down day and want nothing other than to play and read in the sunshine (or into the wee hours. OR BOTH.)

Stuff's been going on though, fun stuff!

This past Saturday, Kendall and I woke up at 5 am to drive 3 hours to find and surprise my mother who was on her second to last day of her TransAmerica Trail ride across the States. She knew we would all be at the coast to cheer her at the finish line on Sunday, so wasn't expecting us 30 miles out of Sisters on her way to Eugene at 9am in the morning. Kendall and I spotted her bright pink jacket in the distance, pulled over and jumped out of the car, and then had to flag her down as she almost biked past, not even glancing over at us! Once she did, she wobbled and almost fell over as she burst into tears and jumped off and ran over to us. (Commence Wilson Women Cryfest 2015. We were a MESS.)

{Warming Mum up in the car before she took off again - after downing the Dutch Bros. caramel latte we brought her :) 
{one of these things is not like the other...}

It was so so wonderful. Kendall and I followed Mum all day, stopping to cheer her on every few miles, picnic lunch together, then go out to dinner together in Eugene before heading home, just to drive back down 3 hours the next day to await her arrival in Florence, Oregon.

{The adventure ends with a wheel dip in the Pacific ocean}

{Celebrating afterwards at Bridgewater Fish House}
I'm so happy to have my partner-in-crime-and-late-night-shopping back again. And my dad, oh he's a happy fella! Life is good, folks.

I can't say the blogging is going to pick up again regularly in the very near future. We are about to enter "Vacation Month" - taking 3 trips in the next 5 weeks (something that will help my growing dread of the end of summer and back-to-school... waaaah!) So, I'll check in when I can when I'm not doing something more fun ;)

1 comment:

  1. Jodi, I love this. I have so many wonderful memories of my trip, but your surprise is by far the one that had the most impact on me. I am soooo thrilled you pursued coming- it meant the world to me. I loved the whole day...Thank you .Thank you . Thank you.