Sometimes you just have to say screw it and hit the open road.
That is exactly what I did last week. Having 4 days off in a row I decided to go visit my best friend in Ottawa. The 6 hour drive prevents us from visiting more often. However we are such good friends that not seeing each other really doesn’t have a negative affect on us. Of course we both would rather see one another more often but we make the most of we have.
If seeing my BFF wasn’t going to be awesome enough….Taya was able to take 4 days off of work to join me! This totally meant the world to me. She is 17 years old trying to make money and balance friends over the summer. Taya chose to be with me. It warmed my heart so much knowing that I was about to spend four days with my bean and my bestie! Now I shouldn’t leave Tristan out……but Tristan tagging along is quite normal as he is 12 and most of the time has no choice.
So we packed up the Honda Fit on Sunday afternoon and started our trip to Ottawa. Believe it or not the six hour drive was incredibly smooth. We stopped for some apple pie at the big apple along the highway. That place was a total zoo and even though she enjoyed the pie Taya vowed never to go there again. Too many buses with too many tourists. Taya and I chatted for most of the drive while Tristan tuned us out with his iPhone.
We arrived to my friends house later then we had hoped but were received with big warm hugs!
The next morning we hit down town Ottawa saw the parliament buildings, and went to the market. The market was huge and the prices were great with miles of fresh fruit and veggies mixed with some great artisans. I couldn’t believe the market there is daily. Man I wish we had that, I would probably go at least 3 times a week. After shopping and a great homemade dinner from our visit to the market we hit the sack. Day two we went to a more high end of town, which had some great shopping and a hole lot of character. Dinner this time was the kids idea to make fancy grilled cheeses…mmmmm mmmm were they ever yummy!!!!
The BFF and I could talk for hours and our age is starting to show as our conversations tend to slow down around 11:30pm. However I think we managed to fit all the important stuff in. I love this woman to the sky and back or possibly more than that. I know for a fact she doesn’t see how strong and beautiful she, and no matter what shit the world decides to pile on top of her nothing can keep this amazing person down. She inspires me to my core!
Tristan had a farting problem the entire time we were there! He just couldn’t seem to stop. The more he laughed the more he farted. We finally had to have him go to the screen door to fart out of to prevent the house from exploding from so much gas be expelled from his tiny butt. I started to feel bad for our hosts. We took over their house and made it smell. They did manage to get us back before we left. My friends husband/partner wrote all over our car windows slang about farts and something about our car being a fart mobile.
Even though the kids and I were having a great time I couldn’t stop thinking of my husband. We do everything together all of the time, so when we are apart at all…well it feels like we are missing a limb. 4 days was a long time for us to be apart. Normally I would agree with the saying absence makes the heart grow fonder but I don’t think it’s possible for me to be more fond of my husband. He gave me everything in this world that makes me happy. I guess I should give my parents some credit in the happiness department as well!!! They gave me lots to be grateful for as well but you get my drift!
Hopefully there will be more road trips!