Monday, June 25, 2007

Vacation to nowhere

Just a quick post. We are leaving Wednesday on vacation to Bob's hometown in Noonan, North Dakota, population 154. The town was founded in 1907 and so this is their 100th anniversary. So they are having a 'big celebration' with a parade and a picnic and everything. Woooeeee! Yeah, I should shut up now. I've been a real B.I.T.C.H about the whole thing and poor Bob is tired of listening to me. Look at the map here. See that little red dot near the Canadian border in the northwest corner of the state? Yeah, that's it. In the middle of freakin' nowhere. We are driving there. 1200 miles. 22 hours of driving. Each way.

Now some of you may say, why don't you fly. Well, the closest airport to Noonan is Minot which is 100 miles away. To get to Minot from Seattle you have to fly to Minneapolis, change planes, then fly on a tiny plane (HATE those) to Minot. Then you have a two hours drive to Noonon. No thanks. In all the years I have been married to Bob we have flown ONCE into Bismarck, then got stuck in a blizzard about halfway to Noonan and had to spend the night in the motel from hell. Long story short... Bob does not fly to North Dakota. Plus there are no motels so we are bringing our RV so we will have someplace to sleep besides someone's barn (just kidding).

Along with the big town celebration is Bob's family reunion and his school reunion (all 9 his former classmates ... I'm serious). Rip-roaring fun. Do you detect a note of sarcasm? Yeah, now you know why Bob is sick of me.

I won't have much time for blogging till next week. I haven't picked out my books to bring along yet. One good thing, I can read in the car with no problem.

Everyone should go checkout Cindy, Kristie, Ames, and Nath if you haven't already for the latest reports on the Canadian Romance Bloggers Convention in Toronto last weekend. Very cool and they have pictures.

9 comments:

Rosie said...

Taking books with you I take it? Lots and lots of books? Do you guys share driving or does Bob do it all? I'd drive in a heartbeat but GG loves to drive. So I get to read.

ReneeW said...

Rosie: Yeah, shoulda mentioned that... I am exempted from driving. Bob doesn't trust me to drive pulling our trailer and I don't trust myself. So he does all the driving. I do all the reading. Great arrangement.

Mailyn said...

Have fun!

ReneeW said...

Mailyn: Thanks!

Nicole said...

Er, yeah, that IS the middle of nowhere. Yikes. Never been to that area of ND. But hey, all the farmland is pretty this time of the year. Well, if you like looking at fields....

Bring lots of books.

CindyS said...

22 hours each way? Lord have mercy tell me you are taking a week to drive each way!

So, small town atmosphere is not as marvelous as they make out in our books?

Isn't it horrible when you know your princess crown has turned into the Bitch tiera?

Have fun!!

Cindy

Tara Marie said...

Ummm, I hope you have a good time--hope you brought lots of books?!?!

Devonna said...

Renee ~ I'm on my way to North Dakota on Tuesday. 3 days in Tioga, 3 days in New Town. Seems we just missed other.

ReneeW said...

Cindy: Actually we made it back in 20 hours by driving straight through, but on the way out there we took three days. Yeah, I'm the queen bitch around here sometimes.

Tara: I read lots of books, but I hope no one expects me to review them all. :)

Devonna: Yeah, we just missed each other but I was the sign near Columbus for the turnoff to Tioga. What a small world.

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