Monday, March 09, 2009

20 something hours

We should really call this a travel blog, because that's when it gets
most active. Jane and I are taking a short trip to DC this week (she's
never been there before), so expect updates over the next few days.
We're being tourists!

But first, it was a looong day before getting out of town...

Sunday
2:00 am- Spring forward! Lose one hour of life.
6:45 am - Arise for carwash fundraiser for mission trip. Who's the
idiot who scheduled this on daylight savings day?
7:17 am - First kid arrives, 43 minutes early.
8:00 am - Setup and standing around begins. It seems remarkably cold
to be having a carwash.
9:00 am - Official start.
10:00am - Church begins. We have several cars lined up (fifty or so)
to wash in one hour.
11:10 am - We didn't think we'd make it through. The adults were
having a hard time motivating the kids. The kids were having a wet
time doing the work. It may have been hard, I don't know, I was too
busy being a taskmaster.
12:30 pm - Done. Go home.
1:00 pm - Erik, Jane, Brian G, and Steve nitpick through the
inefficiencies of the carwash at breakfast, failing to remember we
made more money than ever before (thank you PCLG).
2:45 pm - Brian G teaches Steve how to ride the 1978 Vespa Steve
bought with Jane's birthday money from Steve for a laptop. You snooze
you lose.
2:48 pm- Steve successfully rides around the PCLG parking lot (where
everyone in town learns to drive).
3:00 pm- We kick out Brian and Erik, we need to pack.
5:00 pm - Middle School. Jesus was walkin on the lake, Team
Mythbusters trivia (boys rule, girls continue to drool), sardines. Tom
came back after several weeks and the kids had words for him.
7:00 pm - Leave for SFO, driven by Brian H.
7:15 pm - In N Out. Don't leave CA without it.
8:10 pm - Airport arrival.
9:35 pm - Takeoff aboard the purple lit Virgin America flight (it's
like a disco in there!). 5 hours, no food... And pretty much no
sleeping either). Somewhere in there it turns into Monday.
5:00 am - W A-S-H I-N-G... T-O-N, baby, DC! Actually, Dulles
international Airport.
7:00 am - Hotel let's us check in super extra early. We finally sleep.
Yay!

3 comments:

Erik said...

Very thorough. Although, we (okay, the kids) washed at least 70 cars based on the count of the keys - don't want to under sell their accomplishment!). Have fun!

Madeleine said...

I was wondering the same thing at about 6:45 AM on carwash day... ;)

Erin said...

I sang that song the whole time I was in DC.