Very excited - vacation starts soon!

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Tomorrow Mom and I leave for Oregon heading to my brothers house. It's a 2 day trip, and this time we're going to take the scenic route instead of the same old route we always take. Once at my brother's house, I'll stay a couple of days to get her settled in, then I head up to my daughters house another 100 miles north of that for my month's vacation! My first day will be spent floating down a river on an inner tube! I am SOOO looking forward to this!

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Mom and I arrived in Carson City, NV after a long, but beautiful, drive up 395. I am SO glad we decided to take the scenic route to Oregon rather than the Interstate. What a glorious trip! US 395 takes you through the Owens Valley in the Eastern Sierras, home of all those "B" Westerns with what looked like a painted backdrop. It wasn't. Then on into the eastern slopes of Yosemite, and finally into Nevada. We are staying in a casino. Right now I'm a little too tired to think about putting money into slot, but trust me, I will before we leave - the chinese place we stopped at for lunch told me I would make a very wise financial investment LOL
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Have a fantastic adventure! You have earned it. I need to look into that inner tubing business, it sounds like a blast.....
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With you in spirit! Enjoy!
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OMG!!! what I would give for a vacation...a week would be a wonderful thing! I have not been on a vacation for 5 years now. Eguillot , enjoy every moment!!! Be safe and have a blast!
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I'm bringing my computer with me (would go loopy without it - I'm a Facebook junkie), so I'll still be around!

My brother is great. Mom and I go up to Oregon every summer. Usually we stay for at least 2 months, but Mom isn't doing as well this year, so we decided a shorter visit would be better.

I actually think a shorter visit will be better because I won't put off until "later" all those things I want to do with the grandkids. I intend to fill every week with fun stuff! Life is too short to put stuff off until later!
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Everything they said and more! We can live vicariously through you! Have a WONDERFUL and RELAXING time!
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Please take the wishes of ALL of us caregivers with you! We would love to hear of your trip when you return! It is so nice to hear someone gets a break!! Have a great time!! ENJOY!
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Well good for you, it sounds like fun.. You must be so excited to see your daughter...relax,relax,relax............
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What wonderful news! I have not heard of any caregivers on on this site that get any appreciable time off, so enjoy it while you can - I am sure it is well earned. It's great that your brother is willing to take your Mom for a month. I hear so many stories of negative siblings that don't want to do their share. It sounds like you have a supportive family and I hope your Mom will be happy staying with your brother for a month. Enjoy your freedom!
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