Oh, what a glorious day for a road trip! Sunny, low 60's with a gentle breeze. We stopped in the drive through at Starbucks to fuel up and then we were off!
I sat in the back seat with the Schnood so she would not feel alone. And also to soothe her if she got fussy.
But she was a baby from heaven. She fell asleep about ten minutes into the journey and slept the entire journey!
Traffic was light and the drive was scenic. I had done this trip as far as Woodland weekly for a few years when I was the accompanist for the Woodland High School choir about 7 years ago.
I have never really visited Longview. Wasn't sure what to expect. Coming into town, searching for my niece's house was a bit of a shock. Was this southwestern Washington or the ghetto in a small town in southern California?
We were quite early, so we decided to explore. Downtown Longview was a pleasant surprise! We found a sweet restaurant ("The Bistro") for lunch.
After lunch, we walked around, exploring some of the antique and thrift stores. And lo and behold we discovered a children's used clothing store. My daughter found a wonderful sling to tie the Schnood onto her hip, a darling hat, and some baby socks.
The Schnood hates wearing socks
She kicks and kicks until she is free of them.
There is a lone pink baby sock now on the streets of Longview, Washington.
We had a gun adventure, list baby sock and all!
After exploring downtown we went to the birthday party, which was lovely. It was so wonderful to reconnect with family members. And the Schnood had a blast in her sling, attached to her mom, doing some serious people watching.
It was such a treat to have a day of leisure and exploration. I haven't felt this relaxed in many moons.
Speaking of which, I need to take a little nap. My daughter, son-in-law and the Schnood went to friend's for dinner.
I chose a nap in the trailer.
We move door clocks forward one hour tonight. I never completely recovered from last year's time change. I am going to church with the Schnood and family tomorrow. Must get my beauty sleep!
I will talk to you tomorrow.
P.S. I'm loving my Viking red hair!
P.S. Here is today's hooping video. Day 260!