What should’ve been a fun weekend in the snow with the kids ended up being a total bust.
I feel awful about
- how the weekend went
- being sick in bed with a really bad fever
We all ended up being stuck on the mountain for 10 hours because of accidents that kept occurring. We stopped by Sacramento to get our snowboards & food. Once we got there, we looked at our maps & it said it would take 3-4 hours to get to Tahoe, which ended up being a totally false because of all the accidents that kept happening. I think one of the reasons traffic was flowing real slow was because cars were driving in one lane when there were two.
Once we finally got to the house, we unloaded & played in the snow for a bit.
We didn’t get the chance to go snowboarding because by the time we arrived, it was already too late & the traffic was just too ridiculous to go through all over again.
We all had fun playing in the front yard with the snow & sled at least.
Of course I feel absolutely awful with how the weekend went because I really wanted another family outing like the one we had many years ago. I bet to the ones that didn’t go are thinking, “Glad I didn’t go!” & you’re probably right. & to the ones that did go, I bet you’re thinking, “I’m never going on a big family trip again.” & you’re probably right too.
One of my cousin’s mentioned that we should have a family trip here in the summer since we all can’t deal with snow & I kind of laughed it off because after this, I don’t think anyone wants to ever do a family trip again & I feel really bad about that. Jeremiah is really positive about it though because he knows I feel awful. He said, “We didn’t know the weather was going to be like this months ago when we booked it. What can we do?” & for one thing, he’s right, but I still can’t help but feel awful. Since my sister & cousin have little kids, I felt super bad that they had to go through all that. I still told Jeremiah that we don’t know what it’s like to have kids & be stuck on a mountain for that many hours with kids.
We went to Tahoe with Jeremiah’s friends in January 2016 & it wasn’t that bad. It took us 5 hours to get there from the Bay Area, not 10 hours.
We went to Tahoe with my friends in January 2017 & it was actually hot that we didn’t need to wear too many layers.
But this trip. the largest one with my family & the little kids, of course it had to be a bust. Maybe a summer trip would be better so everyone can swim in the lake, but I’m not betting my chances on my family ever wanting to go on a trip ever again 😔
Anyway, once we got home, my body ended up feeling so bad. I had this raging headache & it is the worst I’ve ever felt. It was just pounding. I took two advils last night & my headache wasn’t so bad anymore. Once I woke up this morning, it had gotten worse! I couldn’t get up because every time I did, my headache was pounding. I’ve never experienced a headache this bad before. I also ended up getting a fever & sore throat so I’ve been in bed the whole day. Jeremiah bought Nyquil & cuties for me. Since I’ve been in bed all day, we also started watching The Umbrella Academy on Netflix. It’s a show from a comic book of kids that have super powers. I’m always interested in shows with super powers.