Excited… Let’s go now!?

This is a short post while I wait for my first client of the day.

I’m getting very excited for our trip coming up.

The last few arrangements have been settled, key and details given to house sitter, dog boarding set-up, kitten sitter confirmed. The older kitties are just going to stay home since they are low maintenance, the house sitter agreed to check their food and water supply and add litter to boxes as needed. Even our rental van is reserved and mail hold requested.

Literally we’re already ready to go except packing clothes and coolers. This coming week will be about getting the van picked up a day early so we can pack it up and get the kitten delivered to that sitter. The dog will be dropped off in Iowa when we pick my mom up, as the boarder there was several hundred dollars cheaper than the ones here in KC, and my mom had used them before so she confirmed they were decent.

It’s exciting but a bit nerve wracking. I am to that point where I begin to wonder if I forgot about anything or missed any possible contingencies.

I keep thinking about Maine and what my brother told me about the Great Pond and Acadia area this time of year. I have checked that everyone has swim suits that fit, even the baby is covered. I’ve got beach towels for everyone, and reminded my family that we only need a few days worth of clothes because there’s a washer dryer available in our “cabin”. My brother said they’re called cabins but really fully stocked and furnished smaller houses. That’s really cool to me as I’m so used to just getting the cheapest hotel available.

I’m excited for getting to go hiking for the first time in ages and so I’ve been thinking about clothing choices and I told Nathan we need to pack several slings instead of our giant stroller. I figured we could take the little umbrella stroller for our detour to Boston on the way home. (Anya begged us to do something fun and touristy not involving family at some point in the trip, so Boston was the concession since I hadn’t been there since I was a little kid.) Anyway, my goal is to accommodate the greatest number of needs with the least amount of stuff.

This is going to be so fun. I’ve been through most of the Northeast seaboard as a kid, so I’ve been roaving through memories of the area and the fun things my family did. I vaguely remember one trip where we went to the edge of Acadia by boat, but it was foggy so there was no good sights or exploring to be had on that trip. I’m so looking forward to this.

My mom did get in one jab at Nathan though. She reminded me that she had a senior pass to national parks and explained in a few years Nathan would be able to get his for $80, and how it was a ‘good until your dead pass’. Thanks Mom. I know my husband is older, but you don’t have to make it sound like he’s 90 or about to die. 😆

May you all have a week of anticipation ending in fun things to do, places to go, or people to meet.

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