Reid and I left for our mini-vacation at the Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls (Ontario) about 5:30 this morning. I was awake at 4:12 but tried to sleep until 5:00 but succeeded in lying more-or-less still for only 20 minutes before Ken admitted to being awake, too. I’d forgotten to pack food or dishes and so did that first thing. We got the car packed before pulling Reid out of her bed. She fussed a bit but we were able to convince her that it was still time for sleeping. She slept the first hour or so, waking when we were only 5 kilometres from a rest stop. We took time for a potty break and then picked up a cup of tea, some milk and a few doughnuts.
Reid knows where we’re going and is very excited about it. As we drove, she sang what might be our theme song for this trip and it hints that Christmas is far from Reid’s mind. She sang, “Ho, ho, ho, hotel. Ho, ho, ho, hotel.” The second verse was just like the first. There was a smile involved, too, although I could only get a quick peak since I was in charge of driving the car.