Preparing for Road Trip

hot rodding in the Polaris
It’s been my unofficial goal to be absent every weekend this summer. So, for Labor Day, I’m driving to San Diego for a week. My preparations:

  • Drop car off at mechanic. It’s like asking for bad news. He calls, $1200 work done on car. I check, and it’s all kosher. Shit.
  • Buy new music for drive! Nouvelle Vague
  • Resign myself to the death of houseplants.
  • Doing copious research on my destination- mother’s nostalgia (she grew up there), researching quick trips to Mexico (which resulted in severe intimidation at the travel issues involved) looking forward to outtings in La Jolla (swimming! kayaking! hiking!)
  • Realizing I will be helping potty-train youngest nephew.