Getting here was... um.... ok, so we couldn't check in until 4:00. That was fine.
Me: Ok, checking in at four... two-hour and forty-minute drive.... leave after lunch... finish work-stuff in the morning, have quick lunch, pack...
Mom: Oh, you know what would be neat? We could meet for lunch!
Me: Ok! *mental rescheduling*
Mom: I've been having this craving for IHOP; no idea why.
Me: Pancakes, yum.
Mom: So, we'll meet at 1:00.
Me: Ok! *mentally calculates meeting at one, two-hour and forty-minute drive, finish work-stuff on Saturday, pack on Sunday morning*
Mom: You know, I was thinking, how about we meet at 12:30?
Me: Ok! *mentally calculates meeting at 12:30, two-hour and forty-minute drive, finish work-stuff on Saturday, bake cookies in the evening, pack on Sunday morning*
Dad: So, your mother said we're planning on meeting for lunch at noon?
Dad: I've been looking at Mapquest and Google, and it looks like it won't take us as long as I thought to get there. So, we'll call you when we leave, around 9:30.
Me: Oookaaay.... *mad crazy mental recalculating, also factoring in the weather, which screwed up the pre-baking shopping expeditions....*
Phone: *rings at 9:10*
Mom: Hi! We are on the road, and Our Lady of Perpetual Navigation says we will be there at 11:40!!!
Me: *considers running mad; decides against, as it would interfere with the current crazed packing, and if I don't get these presents together to give to people, we will never get them out of the apartment* Um. I might be a wee tad bit late.
Actually, meeting them worked out perfectly, because
Lovely quiet vacation so far; perfect for