If I knew that today would be the last time…

If I knew that today would be the last time I’d see you,
I would hug you tight and pray the Lord be the keeper of your soul.

If I knew that this would be the last time you pass through this door,
I’d embrace you, kiss you, and call you back for one more.

If I knew that this would be the last time I would hear your voice,
I’d take hold of each word to be able to hear it over and over again.

If I knew this is the last time I see you,
I’d tell you I love you, and would not just assume foolishly you know it already.

Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

Hat tip: Sherilee. Great find!

Road Trip: Fair Oaks, CA to Dixie, WA

Yesterday, we made an unplanned road trip to Dixie, Wash. to visit family.

Although the trip was supposed to take nearly fourteen hours, we made a few stops along the way. There were random vista points, a photo op with a sign in front of Taco Bell in Weed, CA, a couple of work zones on Highway 97, and a fun restroom stop in Dorris, CA where we discovered what, when erected, was the largest flagpole in the Unites States. We also stopped at Sunriver (where we recently vacationed) to enjoy milkshakes from Goody’s and pizza from Blondie’s. Mmm… :-)

Fifteen hours later, we decarred. Even though the scenery was beautiful, I wouldn’t want to make that drive every day.

At one vista point on Highway 97, I met an older gentleman riding a bike to Chico on his way to Southern California. From there, he was headed the southern route to Kentucky. Last year, he’d biked 3,000 miles. This year, he’s already biked 2,000.

Sunriver Vacation, Day 5

Today, we played put put golf and bumper cars. We didn’t keep score for either activity, just had fun.

Then we went to the pool, a first for this vacation with mom and Melissa (with yesterday getting thundered out). My sore wrist from yesterday’s activities (either starting on the slide or signing my name) was much better.

We celebrated Heather’s birthday (again, or maybe still) at Olive Garden in Bend.