Kelly had a birthday and came up with pretty much the best idea - a Sunday drive in the mountains to enjoy a bit of Fall. Knowing that I was still morning sick, Marty kept telling Kelly we probably wouldn't do it so he could spare me the winding roads. I kept telling Marty it was totally fine and he said, "Are you sure? It's like a 2 hour drive." Thinking that we would be in the car 2 hours total, I assured him it was fine. What I didn't know until we were loading up the car (much later than we were hoping) was that it was at least two hours to get into the mountains from Kelly's house. 4 hours round trip. 6 hours including the drive to and from our house to Kelly's, in one afternoon/evening. I was still totally up for it, but feeling very unprepared with snacks, water, car activities. But Christy really had our backs from the moment we got there and I was super grateful! And I loved every minute of the adventure. I actually love those kinds of spontaneous, crazy ideas.
I think we had already missed some of the more vibrant colors, but the cold air and the smell were exactly what this hot, sick, cabin-fevered mama needed. This is the only out-of-the-car-window shot that actually sort of turned out.
Bryce was not impressed. He really hates being cold.
Camille had a blast playing with that cold, white stuff.
Gabe was a trooper too, considering how he was dressed.
So we sat in blankets, ate some super yummy chicken salad sandwiches (a staple for our road trips), and headed home not too long after we had gotten there. We got home pretty late and the kids went right to bed - they were really dragging getting ready for school the next morning! Totally worth it, though! I want to do this every year....