"Anticipation is half the fun!"
It might be more than half.
Because picking out "junk food" and packing our favorite clothes. . . Buying our one new DVD for the car and choosing which games to take. . . Cleaning out the van, washing the windows, filling it up with gas (which we never do anymore!). . . Charging the camera batteries and phones, picking a book to read on the way.
It's all great fun.
The truth is, once we get there, it's pretty much the same as home.
By the time everyone has breakfast and gets ready for the day, we might fit in a short hike before lunch. Then we take naps and about then we have to start dinner. After dinner everyone needs a bath from playing in the dirt all day, and then we might have time for a game before bed. And of course we go to the store a lot.
See? Just like home.
And with prettier scenery.
And more cousins.
Truly, the anticipation is getting to us! Good thing we leave tomorrow!
(Cousins Colorado Trip '07)