Sunday, May 10, 2009

48 Hour Road Trip



Thursday night at 11:30pm I received this text message from my dear friend Aubrey:

"This is way crazy and I can't believe I'm asking, but would you drive to Minnesota with me tonight? (I feel stupid even asking this)"

Not sure if she was serious or not, I texted her back saying "What time are we leaving?". Well she never responded, and I had figured she had gone to sleep. While doing my homework at 2am, I received a text message from her. She had woken up to tend to Cadance, and was so bummed that she didn't get my text. After texting back and forth 4 times, we decided we were driving to Minnesota, departing at 3:45am. I like to think of myself as a spontaneous person, but I have NEVER done anything like that before. Chris was not as excited as we were about the idea. He did everything in his power to let me know that he did NOT approve of us driving soo early in the morning, and on no sleep. I was so gun ho and had my bags packed and ready to go by 3am. Aubrey got to my house at 3:45 on the dot and we headed out.

The whole point behind the trip was Aubrey's mom was graduating her Master's program, and Aubrey really wanted to be there to surprise her. Unfortunately the ceremony started at 9:30am, so there was no way we were going to make it by then. With many stops, we arrived in Minnesota 12 hours later. We picked up a key from Aubrey's sister and then headed to her mom's to freshen up before the big reveal. When Aubrey's mom got home, the 12 hour drive was totally worth it. She was soo excited and completely shocked. It was so great. She got to see Cadance for the first time, which was a plus as well. Aubrey's mom was such a hoot. She had us laughing the entire time.

We spent our time chatting with Aubrey and her sisters and mom, going out to eat, and playing Blurt. We ended the night watching Survivor and The Office. Aubrey and I were just exhausted that night, and we slept so well. We woke up, packed, got dressed, and then heading to Wisconsin to visit Aubrey's Grandmother and Uncle. The drive was so beautiful, and Aubrey's Grandmother was adorable. After a great lunch and many many pictures, we dropped Aubrey's mom back off at her house and started our trek back home. With fewer stops, we made great time getting back home.

Our 48 hour trip was totally worth it, and I have to say that Aubrey drove the ENTIRE way! She wouldn't let me drive, maybe she was nervous I'd crash us or something. :p I also have to say that Cadance was great! I could not believe that she slept so much. I had no idea that a baby a month old would do so well on such a long trip. Thank you so much Aubrey for texting me, and for the crazy adventure. :)

8 comments:

Courtney said...

Aww so glad you had a great trip.

Elwell Family said...

Sounds like a blast!

Aubreydoll said...

Thank YOU for going!! It was so worth it and I couldn't have done it without you! (And I drove so you wouldn't have to endure the crazy, shaking wheel! My neck is still killing me...)

Brittanie said...

Sounds like so much fun!

And a 1 month old is easy to travel with. It's the older babies and toddlers that have a hard time.

Alyson said...

Oh man! Good times! It sounds like you guys had a blast and I am so jealous!

Janee said...

Lol, I was just reading about this on Aubrey's blog! You guys are awesome, how fun!

Kelsey said...

You are so crazy Ry! I'm glad that you had fun though. It reminds me of the good old Jack in the box runs at 2am. :)

DaViD + KaTie + aLeXiS said...

seriously, that sounds like so much fun!