It was early in the day. I was driving around doing errands. Drop the dogs at the kennel, get a replacement CamelBak, and some food for the road. Everywhere I stopped, there was a burning sound. Panic began to set in. We were supposed to hit the road for a trip down south; I needed a reliable vehicle. I quickly decided that I should probably rent a car just to be safe. Fortunately, I finally realized that I was smelling the smoke from the fires in the nearby mountains.
We finally hit the road at around 1 pm. I picked up YaYa at school. He was full of excitement from his Gold Rush Day where they mined for gold and had various activities around the Gold Rush.
After about 7 hours on the road, we arrived safely in Southern California. We survived the early stand-still traffic that made me wish I had traveled by air, and the rain that welcomed us to So-Cal. I am now enjoying being with ALL my sons, and will soon be visiting with the extended Family F. We have a trip to Disneyland planned as well.
I have my laptop with me, but am unsure if I’ll get online much. Have a memorable holiday weekend.