It could be anything. A toothbrush, a pillow, an extra pair of socks, or a book in case you finish the one you're reading on the way.
Of course, NO one would think that if you were driving up to Wyoming, where the high of your trip is 43 degrees and it will be snowing/raining the whole way, you would forget a coat. That's just absurd. Really, what kind of mental person would forget such a necessity?
Well, to put it straight and simple, the Bartell family sure would!
It started when we got to Salina. We got out of the car to get some much-needed munchins and it hit us that our flip flops and shorts just wouldn't cut it. The wind was blowing and it was far too cold for what WE thought was April. Thankfully, good ol' Target was there for us! Even though the winter coats had been taken up, we picked up some hoodies and went on our way.
The next day, it began snowing when we were almost to Cheyanne. It was 27 degrees and our wimpy little hoodies tried their best but failed to provide the warmth to brave the wintry weather. When we reached our destination, the snow hadn't arrived yet, but it was sleeting. We were grateful to be in my grandma's warm house, though. Myriads of distant relatives who claim that I've grown up so much since I was two(really? I hadn't noticed) smothered me with hugs and shoved plate after plate of cookies and trail mix in front of me.
Isn't it awkward when someone asks you, "Oh, don't you remember me?" And you think and think, but you have absolutely no memory of this person. They keep repeating all the times they took care of you and whatnot, and finally you have to give them a "Oh riiight, I remember now!" to satisfy them, even though you have no recollection of your first birthday party and the cute little organic sucker shaped like Shirley Temple's head that they gave you.
I'm just glad I'm home again. The 70 degree rainyness is more than comforting.
I *would* post pictures of the snow, but my camera is just out of reach of my poor lazy fingers. Too bad. They'll be up later :).
Well, I'm off to make dinner. Ta.