Seattle/Vancouver Trip: The Prequel (Minneapolis Day)
It all starts today. And today started like any other day; in the morning. But this morning was different. It started with a violent alarm at the brutal time of 5:30 AM. I less than hastily turned off the alarm and contented myself with sleep. Unfortunately, 15 minutes later I was awoken by another alarm. This time its name was mom. I quickly readied myself and after some standard last-minute packing stress (without forgetting a delicious and nutritious breakfast), we were on the first of many commutes of this, our family vacation.
And I loves me some road trips. Few things are quite as enjoyable as isolating yourself with Skullcandy headphones, sinking into a beautiful album like The King Is Dead, drowning out the car-noise and dialogue, and immersing yourself in Animal Farm. It’s so wonderful. (Watching scenery was not an option for this drive; I’ve been on this route about 53 times in the past couple years, so I settled for reading.) We made a few stops along the way: a bathroom/coffee stop in Rochester, an orthodontist appointment in Apple Valley, and runs to Target and Walmart for clothing.
Things at grandma and grandpa’s in Minneapolis are the same as usual. Not much to do except listen to music, read and screw around on the computer. That pretty much describes my life, though, so I’m cool with it. We were able to visit the Mall of America this evening, but otherwise, today’s been the calm before the storm. I just hope the storm is calm.
Anyway, now’s probably time for me to sleep. I’ve got my mom’s voice haunting me again; I’m going out as I came in. Nevertheless, I will sleep. Goodnight and Godspeed!