Since the girls and I are leaving to drive to Colorado on Monday, I thought maybe I'd better start thinking about preparing to begin ... doing something. Oooo, I know...I'll check the 10 day weather forecast to see what kind of clothes we need to bring. I just got Kylie a ski-type jacket at the thrift store. I hope the kids are going to be warm enough. We don't really have any cold-weather clothes.
We're actually going to be in the Denver area on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We're going to take two days for the drive each way, because if I tried to do it in one day, I might lose what's left of my mind, which is not much. We're going to go through Four Corners on the way up, so we can take that really cool picture of when you're in all four states at once. Seriously, that's all there is to do there. Well, that and buy some handmade Navajo jewelery and eat some yummy fry bread. So that should take about 20 minutes.
On the way home, we'll be going through the Grand Canyon. Well, not literally through the Grand Canyon, but we'll stop there. Kylie's never seen it, and the last time we were there Shannon was about five, and she says she doesn't remember. Shannon has a cool camera she got for her birthday in January, so she's looking forward to getting some nice pictures.
So back to the weather. I was hoping for good weather on the driving days, because if there's snow or anything, I'm kind of screwed. I've driven in snow maybe twice in my life, and both those times there was someone sitting next to me, telling me what to do. Which were two of the very few times that I didn't mind that. So, good weather for the drive, but while we're there, a little snow maybe? That would be really cool.
According to weather.com, this is the forecast for the coming week in the Denver area:
Mon, Mar 16
Precip - 0%
Precip - 0%
Ok, that's good for me for the drive. Now, let's bring on the snow!!
Wed, Mar 18
Precip - 10%
Precip - 10%
WTF, Denver? What am I supposed to do, pack shorts and t shirts? Does the warm weather like to follow me, just to torture me? Every other day, I talk to Steve, it's snowing, then it's 55, then it's 20, then it's snowing, then it's 60, then it's 34 and windy. Denver is famous for its unpredictable and ever-changing weather. So of course, what I'm going to get is 5 straight boring days of 60 degrees and sun. Denver, you are not starting off on the right foot with me.
I guess the bright side is that as soon as we blow town here, it's going to be near 90. Thankfully, we'll miss that. I'm still going to hope for a "surprise" snowstorm while we're in Colorado, though.
Four days of driving with three girls and me. Please pray for me.