Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Canada - day 10, July 5, 2010

As I mentioned in my last posting, we pulled into Jackie and Ross's house in the wee hours of the morning. Shortly after midnight I woke everyone up so we could sing happy birthday to Lisa. It was her birthday but since we were on the road I knew there wouldn't be too much we could do but we could at least sing to her. She wasn't very impressed. Monday morning we all woke up and after breakfast we knew we should get on the road because Lisa and I decided that since we still had a lot of day left we might as well try and get back to San Diego. We hugged everyone good by and scratched Ross's very tough looking dog between the ears and headed back to the I-15. We dropped Alycia off (she really missed her husband), took gifts to Marie (they have a chocolate bar in Canada called a "Sweat Marie" so we just had to get some for her) and then headed to Cedar Hills to drop Brandon and his family off.

Since it was Lisa's birthday I tried to talk her into going shopping but she just wanted to get home so as I expected her birthday was postponed. I did make her a birthday dinner and bought Marie Callendars pie later that week.

After dropping Brandon's family off we suddenly had a lot of room in the van. After a week of marathon driving and late nights playing it was all catching up to me. Lisa sent me to the back seat where I crashed for several hours. Meanwhile Lisa and Sarah were up front acting all crazy. I vaguely heard them in the far reaches of my delirious mind singing to the radio or something.

In spite of our best efforts we once again pulled into the house in the wee hours of the morning. I slept in and then headed into work a day earlier than I'd planned. I was very excited to get back to work since our breakthrough just before I left. I'm loving work right now. It is a lot more fun when things are going well.

So that was our holiday for the summer. Not very relaxing but a whole lot of fun.

The latest thinking is that the Neandertal did not go extinct but rather inter-bred with modern humans. As much as 4% of the Europeans DNA is thought to be Neandertal DNA. I think some of that DNA showed up in some of my boys.


Brandon J. Leavitt said...

Yeah what a lousy deal about the Neanderthal bit. I got the hair while Ben and Alex got the size!

Lynn said...

HA HA. Oh you KNOW your vacation was a busy one, when you head back to work EARLY and LIKE it! LOL!

Welcome back home Fred and Lisa.

Happy Belated Birthday Lisa!

Justin, Kira and Evan said...

who needs relaxing!!!

funny comment Brando!! :-)

Peter and Mandy said...

Wow you must really love your work!