I love road trips! Matthan’s Graduation trip was the best: almost 2500 miles! Four days driving and one fabulous Graduation Day! I loved it. May 16, 2014 was Matthan’s turn and I was ready to celebrate!
Baccalaureate was 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. My mom said we had to get there early in order to get a seat. So the race was on: MSO LAX!
`Can you get up at 5:30 a.m. Mathalia? You can sleep more in the car if you are tired.’
I was up and ready to go. I even skipped my usual breakfast routine which is not easy for me but I wanted to be on-time!
I sit with the driver on road trips and I have everything I need with me: looper bag to make pot holders; book on CD’s and book to follow along—this time Pride and Prejudice; my feelings book to keep track of bathroom-water breaks, feelings and activities.
When my Dad drives, I make pot holders and I take photos. When my Mom drives, we listen to the book and I take photos. It is all very fun!
After dinner at McDonald’s, I fell asleep in the car. My Dad woke me up at the hotel and pointed out our room. Well, it was dark and I got lost so he had to come and find me and show me the room. I barely got settled in bed when my alarm went off and it was `hurry up, Mathalia, hurry up!’
More driving. I took photos of the Virgin River Canyon and my Mom took photos of me taking photos. Good thing my Dad was sleeping: he does not like it when my Mom picks up her `point-n-shoot’ when she is driving. Breakfast at McDonald’s near Las Vegas in a Casino: Whiskey Pete’s was fun.
All those `hurry ups’ paid off because we got to Matthan’s house in time for a picnic lunch and a quick nap before we walked to campus for the Baccalaureate. We were early: the doors were not open so we had time to take pictures and be silly.
We found a fountain and started to pose like the girl in the fountain. I made a new friend. I said: `Congratulations!’ And she liked our idea of fountain posing.
Matthan was in time for the Baccalaueate. I told him, `I am an adult.’ He said,
`You beat me, Mathalia! I am NOT an adult. Tomorrow after my Graduation I will be an adult.’ Silly Matthan.
We took a `selfie’ at Chipolte’s. It is easy to go to restaurants with Matthan because he knows gluten-free and dairy-free. I just add egg-free on to that.
We got to our regular Los Angeles hotel and I was so tired! But we made it: we were on time for the Baccalaureate at USC!
Early to bed and early to rise: `We need to be on campus at 6:00 a.m. for a good seat.’