Tonight is the beginning of our annual family vacation to our houseboat on Lake Oroville. We will be there for 10 days. I love this vacation because it is one of the few times of the year that the whole family is together. My parents, husband, brother, brother’s girlfriend, sister, sister’s “boyfriend” (she claims he’s just a friend), and I are those who are going. That makes 8 of us.
Eight people requires a lot shopping. My dad and I spent over 2 hours in Costco today and spent almost $1000. That isn’t even everything. I am currently sitting in the truck while my parents do more shopping at Nob Hill. We also always drive into town in the middle of the trip to get more food. It always amazes me how much food we go through. I’m used to shopping for 2, not 8.
Although I am very excited about this trip, I absolutely despise this part of it. It is 10 o’clock at night and we’re still shopping. I’m starving and thinking about how most fast food places are closing right now and most of the ones that are still open probably only have the drive-through open… it’s not really an option to go through a drive-through in a double cab long bed truck that’s pulling a boat. /sigh maybe I’ll eat food from a gas station for dinner.
In all honestly, I probably won’t be too happy until tomorrow afternoon. If we’re lucky, we’ll get to the lake at 2 AM and by the time we unload all this stuff and get on the houseboat the sun will be rising. This will be the part where I blow up my air mattress and pass out. Meanwhile, my dad and husband will be driving the houseboat to the marina and pumping it out. Then the sun will start beating on my head and I’ll irrationally wake up with my feelings hurt because my husband never came to bed with me. I won’t be in a satisfied state until I’ve been awake for a couple hours, had at least 2 cups of coffee, and been playing with Photoshop Elements 6 that I just installed on my laptop. I must sound like a selfish, spoiled b****, but in my defense, I’m PMSing.
In all reality, I’ll probably be fine once I have dinner… IF I have dinner.
11:35 PM: We’re at In-N-Out… Thank God.
12:06 AM: I have devoured a double double and feel much better. I’m going to put on my headphones and try to sleep
3:22 AM: We’re still not there yet So much for 2 AM…
5:11 AM: We’re at the lake!
6:13 AM: The sun is “up” but it’s hella smokey… Thank you fires (see below photo). Oh well, at least we’re on the water. My dad is parking the truck, we should be at the houseboat soon. I don’t think I’m gonna get to sleep for a while. It’s ok.
1:28 PM: I got some sleep! I feel great! I just need some food in my tummy. But NOW I am truely excited for the trip, the bad part is over. My brother and his girlfriend are getting here on Sunday… Can’t wait!