Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I'd like to say I'm all packed and ready to go, but that's not quite true. But I'm close! Here's one of the things that sidetracked me:
I put a cool new decal on my car! I didn't mean for it to come out so small in the picture, but I don't want to take the time to go back and edit and re-load, so I'll just tell you it says, "My other ride is a mustang." I like it! I ordered it on eBay, and it came in more of a square format, with the horse underneath, which I didn't like. Then, duh, I figured out I could cut it and put it however I want to.

K, I hate to do this to you. I mostly hate to do this to me. I hate pictures of me. It's like self-torture. I don't so much mind candid pictures, but mug shots I do not like. I never figured out how to smile for the camera. But, in case you're going to the Makeover, and I don't know what you look like, but we pass each other, maybe you'll say "Hey, are you Andrea?" Here's my mug shot. Blech.
If it's really cold I'll be wearing a green ski-coat. If its not so cold I'll be either in a green Cannon Beach sweat shirt or a brown sweat shirt with a floral pattern on it (not as dumb looking as it sounds. At least I hope not.) And if it's warm, who knows, I have several shirts packed...

We'll be off bright and early in the morning. I love a good road trip. I will probably take a bunch of pictures of scenery that looks great in person but not so good on the camera. I might even bore you with them later. I've driven this route so many times I could do it blind-folded, and I have all my favorite stops planned out. But usually I turn right at Portland, not left. I've only done that once in my adult life, on my way to a Pete Ramey clinic. The traffic was awful. We should do better this time, hitting it sometime between 1-3 instead of right at 5:00. I'm hoping we'll have enough time to spare to shop at Culpepper & Co in Troutdale. I've always wanted to stop there but usually I have kids and it's too much trouble. I was going to link to their site but it's not working. It's a big western store, with Pendleton blankets, western art and housewares, stuff like that. I haven't been there but I've seen some of the stuff my sister bought there.

I should stop babbling and go to bed. Well, finish packing first! So, good night!


froglander said...

Drive safe! Hope to catch up with you somehow or other on Friday :D I know, I'll email you my cell phone number. Have fund and see you there :)

arlene said...

Why did you name your car after my horse?
Your picture is nice. Have fun. I will read your twitter thing.

Linda said...

Pretty exciting!! I'll be checking in for your Twittering, too! Have fun.

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