I don’t know what it’s like in your place when you’re getting ready to go away. This is what it’s like at mine. Tess is miserable and glued to my side. She knows something is up. She also knows she won’t like it. Then there’s the piles of washing. Where does it all come from ?! And the cleaning. I hate coming back to a dirty house.
Then there’s the packing. Food. Clothes. Other essentials. And because there will be lots of room, we can even take the kitchen sink if we want! TRH (The Retired Husband) and I are going on our first road trip in Big Red. Marc is graduating from his Air Force basic training. Can’t believe it’s already been 3 months! Big Red is going to speed her way over to Wagga Wagga in Victoria in time for us to attend the ceremony next Wednesday. This trip will be a sightseeing, relative visiting holiday as well. By the time we come home Big Red will probably have clocked up 3000 kilometres.
On a side note – my roses are just starting burst into flower. The blooms this spring are ENORMOUS !
Then there’s me –
An essential trip to the hairdresser was called for. Dara was so excited! That’s my hairdresser. She got to try out a new technique she has just learnt for applying highlights. The main colour is hidden underneath the top layers in a starburst pattern. Hence we decided to call it The Star Burst! Mine is a bright copper colour. Additional to that is the blonde, some of which has a hint of the copper added.
When I move my head, or the wind blows, it reveals layers of different colours. Still showing are hints of the previous highlight too which has faded to a very soft pink.
It’s pretty awesome! My face is a bit blotchy as Dara had just finished blow drying it.
Big Red has been spruced ready for her first big outing too.
The travel itinerary – call it leisurely
Estimated time of departure ?
Sunday morning some time.
Estimated time of return ?
Two to three weeks, depending on how we feel.
The house ?
Christopher (son #2) is staying home. Tess will guard it.
Our neighbour will keep the garden and my pot plants alive.
Blogging? My lap top is coming along. So expect to travel along with us. I look forward to introducing you to some interesting places, sights and people.
© Raili Tanska