Wednesday, June 6, 2012

One Word......UNFORGETTABLE!!!!!

Hey everyone.....Susan and I arrived home in Portland today around 1:00 pm while Cari & Kimberly are home and/or headed home to their loved ones.  More posts to follow but wanted to send a HUGE thank you to everyone who has followed our adventures.  Apologies for going dark for the last few weeks - 12 hour driving days, crazy weather and spotty internet access (plus really really fun happy hour activities) made it difficult for us to share our progress :).

It was the most incredible thing to have so many of you welcome us to JC, made even more incredible knowing that there are even more of you out there who weren't @ JC that were concerned with our safety and interested in our roadtrip.  HUGE hugs and kisses to everyone for helping to make this a truly epic adventure.

Stay tuned for posts & Pics - Cheers!!!

Mona, Susan, Kimberly & Susan 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Popcorn, Do we have enough Popcorn???

Well, with this crazy weather, come rain, snow or shine I have provided us with plenty of snacks to munch as we head out East on our journey to Ohio. Sorry Sissy you have to stay with Dad (see her on the right hand side of the picture?)

Holy smokes we leave the day after tomorrow, I am so excited!! I will be spending the night at Thelma's house on Thursday so that we can hit the road on Friday at 6:15am and hook up with Louise and Ethel in Troutdale at 7:00am or as Louise put it "Bad Ass Girls meetin' in a Bad Ass truck stop" can't get here soon enough! :)


Monday, May 21, 2012

Seriously? Snow??

Is it just me, or does it seem like Mother Nature is playing tricks on us?  If I didn't know better I would almost think that she's going through menopause....sometimes her seasons show up late, sometimes they rarely show up at all and lately it seems like sometimes she just skips them altogether!!  Or maybe she's having a good time hanging out with Old Man Winter - who knows?

Ethel spent her lunchtime today charting our Roadtrip course and guess what she discovered? Yellowstone.....during Memorial Day Weekend.....seriously!!!  Unstable snow conditions and repeated avalanches across the road through Sylvan Pass have resulted in closure of the road throughout the last week.  The East Entrance is set to open this week with a very tiny, limited window really really early in the morning for visitor travel and is expected to remain in place until enough snow melts along & above Sylvan Pass to eliminate the avalanche hazard.  Phew, here I was worried about the goofball drivers who dart around the back of the AS the minute my blinker goes on - HA!! 

No worries...we'll figure something out....if nothing else we're safe, and creative!!
Four more wake-ups!!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cocktail....I Mean PLANNING.....Party

What was billed as our final planning party in actuality turned out to be an incredibly fun evening of stooping on a beautiful Portland afternoon & evening.  While the Chics were finalizing details for our adventure, the husbands took all of five minutes to discuss their trip to attend a Tin Can Tourist rally in Vancouver, BC.  Lots of laughter, wine and anticipation.

Introducing the real chics.......can't wait to see everyone in JC, and really really can't wait to visit our friends in ID the first night of our trip....May 25th can't get here soon enough!!!

from bottom to top:  Louise, Ethel, Thelma & Lucy

Bottom:  Ethel & Louise - Glamper Bambi #1
Top:  Thelma & Lucy - Glamper Bambi #2

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Glitter Glamper Girls

Priorities, Schmi-orities.  With just over two weeks until we hit the road, there are very very important things to get done!!!  Aside from the obvious (hair, mani/pedi & clothes.....of course!!!), we need to make sure that we're safe, sparkly and clearly identifiable when we roll into Jackson Center!!

Towing Checklist - CHECK!
Tow Vehicle Trip Inspection & Oil Change - CHECK!!

Tow Vehicle & Airstream Detailing - CHECK!  (thank goodness for awesome dealerships!)

CLEARLY IDENTIFIABLE (plus a little...ok a lot of...SPARKLE):
Glitter Flamingos - CHECK!

Lucy & I spent the afternoon "glittering" pink flamingos.  She had been out of town spending time with family for what seemed liked forever so it was awesome to spend time with her.  With lots of Elmers spray-on glue, glitter and giggles we managed to create some pretty awesome beauties.  There will be no doubt the Chic Roadtrip is in 'da house when you see these sparkly creatures (including the two of us if we can't get this stuff off of our clothes & fingers) in front of our Airstreams.

Alumapalooza Happy Hour Hosting - OH YEAH!
Airstates Checklist to Chart our Adventures - AWESOME!!
Pillows, Bedding & Food - ABSOLUTELY!!!
Final Planning Meeting - TOMORROW NIGHT - Whoo Hoo

Lots of emotions right now - excitement and maybe a little fear of the unknown; amazement at the outpouring of support and friendship this little blog has generated; utter terror at the cost of gas, and love for our family.

We can't wait to reunite with old friends, and to make a ton of new ones.  Keep an eye out for a couple of GlamperGirl Bambi's, a gaggle (is that the term?) of Glitter Flamingos and the four of us: Thelma, Louise, Lucy & Ethel...clearly identifiable by our smiling, happy faces.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

TIC TOC!!!!!

Seriously?  In 23 days we'll be on the road?  Where did the time go?  Not gonna panic....not gonna panic.......well, maybe just a little.