Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Go West

We had such a great time on our Utah Staycation/BFF World Tour 2008 we've decided to do it again. So here we go. For 39 days. Exhausting. Madness. AMAZING. All rolled into four long plane rides with a 16 month old. Yay!

39 days is a LONG time to be gone. A trip like that requires a lot of stuff.
Not pictured: massive car seat.

New luggage stuffed to the max, weighing in at 49.5 lb each: CHECK

Eye roll when Harley announces he'll just use his old, gamey backpack: CHECK

Diaper bag packed with plenty of diapers, wipes and spare clothes: CHECK

Plane bag packed with plenty of treats, books, surprises (for him) and drugs (for me): CHECK

Unmistakable ribbons (shout out Ribbon Factory Outlet Store) tied to new luggage so we remember what our bags looks like: CHECK

Apartment clean for visitors while we're away: umm... 1/2 CHECK (Sorry Claire & Steve!)

Utah, Idaho, California & Colorado: Here we come!

In honor of today's journey, a little Pet Shop Boys. I mean, really, who doesn't love this song? For me, it brings back fond memories of junk tapes and Haley Taylor. She's Haley Mack now, but back in the early '90s, she was definitely Taylor, er Oscar Wayer Miener, right? ;) See YOU next week girl!


Kelly D. said...

I've always loved that Pet Shop Boys tune :)

Love the new luggage. My husband always pulls the backpack thing, too. Boys.

Bon voyage and I can't wait to see you!!!!

carter said...

Me too. I've always loved Canon in D Ma--I mean, Go West by the Pet Shop Boys.

Brittany said...

You make me laugh! You're such a planner and ALWAYS prepared! Hope you have a blast! :)

Ben said...

You guys should come to Tahoe. We'll be there from Aug. 19 to Sep. 15. Staying with us is cheaper than a hotel (and more fun, too).

Kara said...

Oh my gosh- Pet Shop Boys reminds me of long car rides up and down Cali. during middle school with my Walkman in hand...on repeat.

Have a great flight. Can't wait to all meet up next week for one last hoorah at the cabin.

p.s. I heart your fancy ribbon.

hwangberg said...

My brother-in-law was telling me about a $600 ticket on jet blue where you can travel as much as you want in one month. I thought of you and your BFF world tours. Have fun!!

Kate said...

It was fun hanging out with you guys the other night and getting to know you better. I feel privileged that we were a stop on your tour! Lucky us!

I figured I'd give you my email so I can get you on my reader list (Although I can't promise tons of blogging will happen, but you never know. Maybe I'll get back into it!)

Have fun in California with your girlfriends! Sounds like a blast! And say hi to Mindy and Jessica for me (if they even remember me!)

Brittany said...

Holy cow sista! Are you home yet? You haven't posted in ages... miss ya! :)

Harley King said...

Come back already!

I listen to Pet Shop Boys and cry.