First the haircut….
Normally, this would be a spider or bug of some sort.
Last night, it was hair.
A lot of hair.
And suddenly, the random story Caleb told me about falling in the shower and his head bleeding…the one I immediately thought was a fabrication…made a little more sense.
He used Hanna's razor to shave a chunk of his head.
And he shaved it pretty close. It's a bald spot. He even drew a little blood.
But I thought that was it…until I brushed his hair this morning and noticed the big chunk he cut out of the front (sorry, no picture). Right about at the same location my sister cut her hair when she was little, but more. And hers was at least to make a paint brush. I've yet to get a reason from Caleb as to why he did it.
At least he left some hair there, but not much.
I'm going to have to take him to get it fixed, but I'm not sure how to fix the bald spot.
Or how to get all that hair out of the shower. I'm thinking I might have to start by sweeping.
Now the trip…
Here's the general outline of what the trip is looking like so far, taken from Tom's blog with my own commentary added in italic:
Day 1 (July 3rd) - Athens and Atlanta Georgia to visit the Harwell's and the Mock's. Stopping for lunch at H & H Restaurant in Macon Georgia to pay homage to the Allman Brother Band. We will also stop by the Rose Hill Cemetery to see the graves of Duane and Berry. Can't wait. I campaigned hard to get at least one more night on this leg, but haven't seen much success.
Day 2 – Nashville, Tense for the 4th. Visiting family, with a stop at the site of the Battle of Chickamauga.
Day 3 and 4 – Springfield/Branson, MO. My pick is a visit to Rocky Ridge Farm, where Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote the Little House series. We'll also be spending some time in Branson, which quite frankly scares me just a little.
Day 5 – Sioux City South Dakota- Just a place to stay the night
Day 6 and 7 – Rapid City, South Dakota – Mount Rushmore, Dead Wood, The Badlands. Way cool. Having trouble finding somewhere to stay.
Day 8 – Somewhere in Wyoming? or possibly Colorado?
Day 10 & 11 – Las Vegas. Kind of the mini vacation at the end of the vacation before the rest of the vacation starts. We got great rates at the Westin on the strip through Priceline. I love Vegas. I don't really care about seeing the shows or gambling, I just love walking around the hotels.
Day 12 – Fresno.
If you know of any can't miss stops or restaurants near any of those places, let us know!
Tom will be in Fresno until the 18th of July. I have no idea what the schedule will be for the kids and I yet – most of our time will be in Dos Palos, but we'll probably spend a few days in Fresno with Tom before he leaves. The Velez family has graciously offered to host a little get-together at their home and I'm going to try to make a crop at Pocketful of Treasures.
And -eek!- we leave one month from yesterday!