So I am a day late and a dollar short buttttt here is my link up with one of my favorites! I LOVVVEEE vacations!!
I think it says a LOT about a relationship if you don't want to kill each other after a 13 hour drive of just the two of you...together...in a confined vehicle....with ME driving half way!
Yes I knew after that trip that we could survive any kind of fight...the man is a saint for dealing with my serious Road Rage....and I MEANNNN road RAGE!
I'm like the hulk behind the wheel of a car when people drive in the left lane on a 2 lane interstate....or go 10 mph UNDER the speed limit....you get the picture!
This is why I live in the country people..less cars..means less traffic..means LESS ROAD RAGE!
I swear I am a nice person
So are you ready to know where the vacation took place....those of you who know me may be guessing a beach somewhere...and normally you would be correct-amundo....however in this case you areeee the weakest link...no? Sharon Osborn anyone?...crickets....
After we had been together about 5 months, J wanted to take a trip out to South Dakota ( I had never been there).
He wanted to see his best friend, his wife (his best friend's wife...he's not a polygamist) and their little boy.
So we drove...13 and some odd hours..with about 15 bathroom breaks ( hey when I drive I make the call on whether or not there are pit stops!)
We finallly get into South Dakota, it was late, I was tired..and I had to PEEEEE!
What the hell is it about a car ride that makes you feel like you have a bladder the size of a pea?
When I say I had to pee, I mean I had to PEE when we got INTO South Dakota, we still had a bit of a drive to get to their house.
I tell J that I have to go to the bathroom, he says we'll be there soon can you hold it?
note to self ladies...if you haven't dated a man very long..MAKE SURE YOU GET HIS DEFINITION OF soon!!!
An hour later..still not there...I still had to pee...and I thought my damn bladder was going to explode...so again I ask seriously how much longer til we get there?
We will be there really soon....20 minutes later STILL not there...I see a gas station and I told him to pull the damn truck over I have got to pee!
His response.."Hun we are in town, they are about 5 minutes from here...."...Yeahhhh I really want my first impression to your best friend to be Hi My name is Lindsay Peepants.....that sounds fantastic!
We finally get to their house...he was right about 5 minutes later...when I would have peed my pants...and had a few beers and chatted before bed!
I learned a LOT on this trip....if you are not from an area that has a high altitude...PLAN on getting drunk off of 2 beers.... I am a light weight anyway and this just clinched the deal for me!
I woke up with a splitting headache and thought WTF...did I seriously get drunk on 2 effing beers....
So it was a great trip....we went on a "winery" hop...ya know like a bar hop only with Winery's...what you haven't done that? Well you are MISSING out!!
We even went to a Naked Winery...cool it...you don't ACTUALLY get naked... they use naked grapes! ;)
I finally got to see Mt. Rushmore...it was the most fascinating 5 minutes.......what was I talking about...yeah its neat to see in person but definitely not something you need to see every year for the rest of your life!
I saw them "working" on crazy Horse....it has been a work in progress for a long...LONGGGG time!
|this is what it should look like at the "end"...whenever that is!|
The best part of the trip was the four wheeling with a cooler of beer and great company. Life doesn't get much better than that!
|No body knows how to party like country people!|
We did go up the Mountain behind their house....and I feel I should tell you that I have issues with Ladders that are 6 feet off the ground...we are talking 100s of feet....SUPER!
|<3 up high but I didn't know it :)|
We got to an area where I could see down ( I was fine when we were in the trees and I didn't realize how far up we were), when I had to start climbing to the top...panic sat in and my legs no longer worked like human legs should. J was being a butt and wouldn't help me with anything...so his buddy's wife yelled at him (her husband) to help me...haha...I just love her!
|well you can sort of tell we are having a "discussion".....|
|yeahhhhh....gotta love him!|
So here are a few shots of our trip that I didn't mention.....
|Bear Country....right next to our vehicle!|
|Bear Country...Santa's reindeer chill in South Dakota after Christmas!|
|Cozmos....standing up straight...gravity is all sorts of freaky there|
|again standing up straight!!|