Where did that whole T minus thing come from?
Actually, it is a countdown that "is a sequence of counting backward to indicate the seconds, days, or other time units remaining before an event occurs or a deadline expires. Typical events for which a countdown is used include the launch of a rocket or spacecraft, the detonation of a bomb <- YES! That's us!, the start of a race, and the start of the New Year."
Anyway.........48 hours from now, I will be driving to Martin's Cove, Wyoming with my Red Vines and my candy bars, and my cooler of Coke, and my really cute pioneer clothes...........
followed by nine buses and a caravan of cars and trucks and 540 other people, 40 tents and 120 dutch ovens.
Am I ready?
I'm actually beyond caring.
After 15 months of TALKING about it,
I just want to get the show on the road.
I'm excited for the kids to exerience everything -
to learn about pioneers,
to cross the river,
to climb Rocky Ridge (pushing and pulling a handcart)
to cook in dutch ovens,
to walk 14 miles in one day,
to play pioneer games,
to square dance,
to meet new people,
and to have FUN!
And I know you guys are excited for me to MOVE ON and quit talking about it!
You want pictures!
Am *I* packed?
Things are piled on the dining room table.
Packing is the least of my worries.
We had someone register to GO on the trip yesterday.
And I am still trying to round up Pony Express letters from parents.
But are we READY to go?
The kids have all met their "families."
The buses are assigned.
Signs and tags and charts and diagrams and maps have all been made.
We checked and re-checked all the details, the buses, the weather, the medical supplies, the menu, the vehicles.
Well I'm off to WalMart for some last minutes supplies
Colored Duct Tape,
Vaseline - don't ask,