We had been having a great vacation, but it was time to come home and I think we were all ready. Just not ready to drive for 8 hours. We were up early again this morning. And once again we all ended up waiting for Darric to get ready. (It's not really my fault we couldn't sleep in at all during this trip) Just before 8:00, we gathered all of our luggage and checked out of the Sofitel. Then we took one last trip to the shopping center for breakfast. Darric and Madi got smoothies. And the rest of us got drinks and sandwiches/pastries from Starbucks.
We found a gas station, filled up and jumped on the freeway. For the first hour, there was excitement in the car. And then that died right on down. As soon as we headed into the hills, I had Darric pull over so I could get some of the cherries we had seen so many signs for. And then we were right back on the road. This part of the drive was easy, since there was pretty stuff to look at. But time slowed down as we got to the long stretch of highway that passed the orchards.
When we got to Bakersfield, we stopped for a quick lunch at McDonalds, got some gas and we were off for the second half of our drive. Luckily, I had Tehachapi to look forward to. (Tehachapi = windmills)
The first day of our trip, on the way to Bakersfield, Kenzie sat in the far back because Max and Madi were going to watch Zootopia on my laptop, but we couldn't get it to work. The next day Max got to ride in the far back. (No one likes riding back there) So on the way home, we had Max ride back there until we stopped for lunch in Bakersfield and then we made Madi take her turn for the rest of the drive.
We were so ready to be home, we just picked the dogs up as soon as we got back into town. They were both exhausted from playing so much.
And of course, as soon as we got home, pizza was ordered and laundry was started.
Monday | June 13, 2016