I was set on this trip, slowly but surely things started to try and stop us. For instance Trevor's car accident, my insurance throwing me through the loop, and drama unfolding at every turn. I than just started to ignore the negative and focus souly on the positive. We saved the money but needed an extra driver, that's when our good buddy Vernon came into play.
July 5th rolled around and we three were off to the races.
Trevor took the first shift in driving, and we soon felt like nascar drivers.
We headed straight for my grandparents house and arrived at 1:30am, settled down and crashed. We three woke up to the yummiest smell in the entire world!! GRANDMA'S COOKIN! It was nice to be around family again, we spent the whole day exploring the mall and forcing Vernon to be our entertainment. Ah the things Vernon will do...
The next day was Family Dinner day, grandma, grandpa, auntie Jenny, cousin Jenine, mom, dad, Mike, Bre, and princess Peyton all arrived. We got to catching up and took as many pictures as possible.
Trevor, Peyton and I
Bre, Dad, Peyton and I
Mike, Peyton, Bre and I
Mike, Grandpa and I
Jenine, Mike and I
Auntie Jenny and I
Grandpa, Grandma, Mom, Mike and I
The day was filled with hugs and kisses, one by one every body slowly left. Trevor Vernon and I all hopped back into the car and headed to our next destination, Katy's birthday party.
Sissy and I
Yes Katy did grow with wisdom, look at that face! How could you deny it.
The next day we went to my parents house to pick up some of Trevor and my things. Well mainly my stuff, I forgot how much stuff I really own. Afterwards went to my Uncles Tony's house and visited with him, Mike, Uncle John, Dad, Vernon and Trevor.
The next day Mike and I were the first to wake up, we fell asleep on cement floors so we felt a little older than we should. We went outside to find Vernon and Trevor passed out in the car and dad passed out in his car. We thought we'd wake up dad and take him to McDonald's and have a little more family time. Dad and I switched cars for the day so we would be able to fit two more body's in the car. We ran to pick up my high school buddy Joshy, and than sped over to the beach for what we planned to be a friendly bonfire.
Joshy, Vernon and I
Dad later showed up with an umbrella.
Good thing too because we were there for 12 hours, and Trevor had a little to much sun.
Pops and I
A lot of Trevor's high school friends showed up, and they hated to say good-bye
One thing I never mentioned was that Trevor and I had a deal, that while on this trip we would go to every important spot and scatter a little bit of Zad's ashes. The beach we had our bonfire at was the very same beach Trevor asked me to be his girlfriend at, same place at sunset.
We got back to Katy's to find out Trevor was as red as a lobster, we thought maybe it'd go down in the morning. Trevor and Vernon crashed, I stayed up to get or gear in order and thankfully snagged a couple hours of sleep, while Mike stayed up all night. Morning came and Trevor's sunburn got worse, apparently he didn't reapply the sunscreen and his gift was a second degree sun burn. We still threw Trevor and Vernon in the back seat while Mike gave me directions and I drove. We left California by 3:30 am.
Vernon and Trevor cuddling on the way to Washington
Driving through the fog, about to head through the grape vine.
Scattered some of Zad's ashes at Pismo Beach
Scattered some more at Avila Beach
Mike and Zad at Avila
You've heard of cabin fever, well this is what car fever does to a person. When you drive together as long as we had, all squished together, boundaries go out the window. Vernon made that perfectly clear when he felt like he needed to change up hs wardrobe.
We drove all day only stopping for the necessities. Trevor was in complete agony the entire drive, we had to repeatedly put what we had on his legs, arms, face, and ears to keep him semi comfortable. From California to Washington is about a 21 hour drive. Between Trevor's legs, and stopping at a couple beach's on the way we made it in 26 hours. Drove through the Grape Vine and down through Oregon's Canyons. Thought we would die a couple times, but that's what makes an adventure.
On our journey's we saw the unthinkable, a two story Carl's Jr.
And they said Video games fry your brain, well let's put that to the test. Levi's face says it all.
Journey to Seattle
Mike, Jazzy and Vernon
Seattles piggy bank
The Gum Wall (yes al those things you see are individual pieces of gum)
He's heavier than he looks folks!
The signs you see walking around Seattle
Jazzy, Me, Mike, Vernon, and Trevor all at Seattle
Scattered some of Zad's ashes on the boardwalk of pikes place,
while Mike looked out for the cops
Trevor was so tired from touring Seattle
We were able to look at our old house, and found our families hand prints
Nikki and I
Visiting the Brotts
Jazzy, Mikey, Me, and Arielle
doing a line up.
Michael, Michaela, Arielle and I
Snoqualmie Falls; Trevor could barely walk after all of the walking about.
This whole trip from the beginning was a bit chaotic, but that's how amazing memories are made.