Thursday, July 14, 2011

As If Traveling Across The Country With Two Kids Isnt Hard Enough Already...

This last weekend Ryan, the girls and I were making the last leg of our trip. We had already made it to Washington and enjoyed our week plus there and were now headed to Utah to unload everything but the necessities as well as the dog for our trip to San Diego. We were heading down for two weddings and zipping back in time for Ryan to catch his flight back to NY, where he would pack up our entire house and drive back to Utah.

Now if only it had all gone according as planned...

We had been on the road for about three hours with a LOT less luggage and no Zoe. Ryan had called his sister and made plans to meet up for lunch in St George. Ten minutes away from the restaurant Olivia lets out this whine which is followed quickly by vomit. The smell quickly filled the SUV make those last ten minutes a very long ten minutes! Did I mention I had had to go to the bathroom for close to an hour at that point?! Anyhow... we finally get to Red Robin and I leap out of the car for the bathroom and quickly make my way back to help Ryan. Olivia had yet again thrown up this time it was outside of the car. Our little LivieBug had caught stomach bug and continued to throw up for another couple of hours.

Stephanie offered to let me and the girls stay at her house while Ryan continued on to San Diego for one of the weddings. He quickly returned and when he did Olivia was back to her old self... until she decided to walk on 100+ degree pavement and burn her little tootsies!! Her poor tender feet had blistered from walking for about 60 seconds outside with no shoes on. I turned around to a painful squeal and she was waddling back inside with tears streaming down her face.

The next morning I was hit with the stomach bug and finally pulled myself out of bed at around 3. With it being out last day in St George we packed up the car and began to head North to Salt Lake. 2 hours into our voyage home Ryan had to pull over and empty his entire stomach contents on the side of the road... two more pit stops we finally made it back to West Jordan where Ry spent the night on a giant bean bag.

After a day in West Jordan Ryan boarded a plan and headed yet again back to NY. We are now husband/daddyless and will be until Ryan returns with a Moving truck loaded with all of our belongings.

... and the journey continues...

Dani

5 comments:

NaDell said...

That sounds miserable! Sorry you guys were/are sick. Such lousy timing! Have fun getting settled.

Jes, Janessa & Jackson said...

That sounds terrible!!! I'm so sorry!!! I hope everyone is feeling better now!!! Maybe once Jacob doesn't hate the car so much we will have to get together!!!

Kyle and Amanda said...

Hey, I live pretty close to west jordan. Are you guys moving here? I am glad that you all seem to be feeling better- we know all to well what it is like to be traveling with the awful smell of throw up looming in the air. Not fun

Kyle and Lacey said...

No fun! I hate being sick while traveling. I'm glad you made it there safely, though.

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