Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sturgis - here we come!


I know I haven't been posting much - just trying to get my life in order so that we can take off on vacation. And leave the kids behind! (now that's scary!) But . . . you gotta trust they'll figure it out sooner or later - right? But will they "hand water the dead spots that appear in the lawn", or "turn off the lights", or "don't run the a/c all day", and "don't leave crumbs on the counter or we'll get ants". Probably not. Sigh. I just keep telling myself "It will survive Karen - quit micromanaging!"

So off we go!!! Off to South Dakota! Then Colorado! New adventures around every corner. Lots of AWESOME monsoons ahead of us! Lots of antique stores! Lots of history! Lots of good times with friends! YAY!

I'll post along the way whenever we have a connection. Take care!


We are outta here!


XOXOXOX

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23 comments:

A Hint of Home said...

Oh what fun that's going to be! I wish I could be a stow-a-way.
Enjoy every minute of your vacation. Once you're on the way your mind won't be thinking of the small things. I'm sure you'll call home and make sure the house is still standing though. lol
Have a great time!

Sandra said...

You go and have fun! Everything will be ok when you are back:) I love your two little pups! Are they Shih tzu? I am getting ready to go see a shih tzu pup and maybe bring him home. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

Joyce said...

Have a wonderful trip!

Ginger said...

Ahh those two precious faces are adorable. They know they are heading out.
The boys and the house will be fine. Maybe a party or two...but what the heck. lol.
See you soon, my friend.

Melissa Miller said...

Ahhhh Karen! :)
Your two shih-stzus are so much like my boys I had for fifteen years. They were called Teddy and Bear. Yours are gorgeous!

Have a fantastic vacation! ~Enjoy. ~Melissa :)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Enjoy! Looking forward to trip news and photos.

Funny, as I read this, we are sitting here planning a late winter early spring trip to Florida. J has been there, but I have not. We were going to go in January, but we want to see the dolphins. As I read the info, there are no dolphin cruises till March 1.

Sharon said...

Sounds like fun! Cute babies!

Jodie LeJeune said...

Oh I'm going to miss you sweetie!!!! I hope ya'll have a wonderful and safe trip and please please please post whenever you get a chance! I want to see the northern states too!!!
I'm already lonesome (pout pout)
everything vintage

Mieke said...

Have fun, I'm sure the boys and the house can take care of themselves for a while.

Theresa said...

Have fun and be careful! Don't forget your way home, I know you love Colorado! We'll miss you and look forward to hearing about your trip. Have a wonderful time! Cute babies!

Lisa said...

Have fun! The kids and the house will both be there when you get back. Promise.

Cindy said...

Karen,
Have a wonderful trip ! I know just how you feel about the kids, we did that for the first time last summer when they had just turned 18 and I talked to my daughter 2 or 3 times a day. The house was a bit messy when we got back but otherwise it was fine! Sometimes what you don't know about is a good thing! LOL, hugs, Cindy

Dustin Becker said...

Have fun! Hope you find lots of treasures along the way and enjoy your time away in beautiful country.

Connie

Brenda said...

You have a great time and be safe now! We'll be here waiting to hear about your adventure!
Brenda

Dawn said...

How exciting. Take lots of photos. We aren't going on vacation this year. I'm living vicariously through all my blogging, vacationing friends!
Dawn

JyLnC said...

I'm surfing over from The Gingerbread Shed. You must be going to the annual rally at Sturgis. Have fun!

I was born in Rapid City and I still love going back and visiting all of my favorite places. However, I usually avoid the time when the Sturgis Rally is on....too crowded.

Your two little doggies are just too cute!

ceekay said...

Have a great time....Your puppies are so precious! Don't worry too much about the house....it at least still be standing!! now the grass, that is another matter!

susan said...

Oh my goodness! They are adorable!--night and day! I love Jessie's hair longer, but she gets so hot in the summer. Have a wonderful and safe trip! Thanks from Jessie for the birthday wishes!

José Ramón said...

Variety Pet Greetings

JyLnC said...

Be sure to see Crazy Horse. My husband and I climbed up to the arm in 1991. It is an awesome sight to walk right up to the sculptured face. I've been visiting Crazy Horse Monument since 1978 and have watched the slow but fascinating progress. Don't forget a trip to the Badlands, too.

Shelley said...

Have a great time! Stay out of jail! LOL! Love that photo of your 2 pooches!!!

Allidink said...

Awww they look like they enjoy travel lol.

All the best,
Allison

~CC Catherine said...

Karen, This picture of the puppies are precious! You are having a blast, I am sure! Have missed you friend! ~CC Catherine