We are in Reno for the next couple of days, enjoying sleeping in comfort (and warmth) at the Grand Sierra Resort.
It’s a welcome change from camping in tents at the KOA, even if it is temporary!
I dropped the girls off to go shopping at an outlet store today. It gave me a jolt as it felt just like what we do at home. Driving kids around, making a time to pick them up, mucking around wasting time before going to get them again.
I can’t say I liked it!! This was not meant to happen during our life changing year!
I was feeling pretty grumpy about it all and then I took Jono down to the pool while we were waiting to get the girls.
He had a lovely swim and I met a really cool guy (David) who was celebrating his 50th birthday with his mum (Mexican Mom) in Reno. We got talking and they told me where they had been the last couple of days and I told them about what we were doing.
They were super impressed and kept saying what a great adventure, how exciting, how inspiring.
As they were leaving Mom took off the necklace she had made and gave it to me. Usually I would refuse such a gift but I gave her a big thank-you and popped it around my neck! Hilariously odd!
When I finally dragged Jono out of the pool and went upstairs I had a bit of a whine to Gert about how I was a bit bored in America – it really is very similar to Australia in so many ways! There’s not really any challenge to it like there was in Asia. And it costs a whole pile more than bouncing around SE Asia too!
Can you believe I think SE Asia has ruined America for me? I’m shocked!
Just talking about it made me feel a bit better though.
Then on the way to pick up the girls Jono started rattling off all the flat pennies he has collected since we’ve been in the states….Disneyland, Tombstone, Roswell, Hollywood, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Jelly Belly Factory, Meteor Crater, Pier 39 etc etc.
When you cram it all together it sounds so exciting!!! We’ve been to a pile of places in just a month and have enjoyed them all!!
So I’ve asked myself what the hell am I complaining about? This is everything I wanted it to be………
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