Can I just say that I have the best road trip kids? We made it from San Diego to Redding which is about 600 miles and only stopped twice. There was no whining or crying or fighting. Actually there was a little bit of whining on Bears part. As we were going through Coalinga, he told me he was tired of smelling all the cows. I told him to stick his nose in his shirt. There were a lot of strange smells today. There were a massive amount of onion trucks on the road. Those were really smelly. Bear commented on those too. And at one point I thought I smelled pepper for about a mile. I am not sure how pepper is grown, but I think that I might have passed by a pepper field if that is even possible.
We got to Redding at about 3:30 and it was 108 degrees. I think that is the hottest temperature I have ever been in. It sucks. I cannot wait to get back to dreary drizzly overcast Washington. I have had enough sun for awhile. i think we are going to take off early tomorrow morning and make it back before rush hour in Seattle tomorrow. That is the goal. We will see how tonight goes though.
Last night we had frozen yogurt for dessert. 3 of us sat on the couch eating our yogurt while Bug walked to each one of us, stood there, and signed "please" until we gave her a bite. If we did not respond within a few nano seconds of her first request, her signing would become larger, faster and more flourished until we obliged her. She is really catching onto the sign language and I am happy because she still speaks her own language. And she is not very understanding when she spews out an entire sentance at me, head nods and hand gestures included and I just stand there looking at her having no idea what she just said to me. She will usually say it one more time and then if I do not hop right on it, she gets pissed. So the sign language is really helping.