Weekend Winks – Road Trippin’

Nashville was nine hours away this weekend as I packed it up and headed to Iowa.

Just a regular road trip on the horizon

Most practical passenger for a long trip.

I could hardly wait to get my hands on those twins I feature on my blog every day from time to time.

Squeeze #1

Mauling #1

Squeeze #2

Mauling #2

Now since I surprised my sister for her birthday and drove up to celebrate the twins turning two last week, cocktails were most definitely involved.

Naturally more than just twinning around.

I know, I know, you’re shocked.

My sister and I got to see my college bestie for cocktails and tipsy shopping (is there anything better?).

Yours truly, Whitney Lover and Birthday Girl.

Yours truly, Whitney Lover and Birthday Girl.

Upon our return, it was time to pass out presents to the bebes.  When it came to Princess B, how could I not get her an Elsa from Frozen dress AND matching heels?

Present time! A ballgown and high heels, naturally.

Just what every two year old needs!

Prince B received a noise making kitty cat piano, which Princess B promptly tried to steal.

And a piano for Prince B that his sister promptly took over.

A good lesson that I need to purchase two of everything.

Since the party weekend couldn’t stop after presents, my bro-in-law – Dr. Cocktail – concocted speakeasy style libations that could rival any bar in the country.

Fancy drink time with Dr. Cocktail.

I had a hard time choosing so I went with everything, naturally.

Um Japanese whisky is an aquired taste.

Fancy schmancy Japanese whiskey creates the munchies.

Fancy snacks.

So we had fancy schmancy snacks to accompany our distinguished cocktails.

Iowa winters can last from October to April (sometimes even May) and it seem dreary and gray for months on end. So you can imagine what happened when the temperature hit 50 degrees with the sun shining brightly.

When this happens in Iowa in January, watch out.

When this happens during an Iowa January, watch out.

While out and about running errands, I saw folks in short sleeves, no coats, flip flops and yes, even shorts.

30 car pile up

30 car pile up at the car wash.

Funny thing is the next day looked like this…

Lovely weather

Is this what global warming looks like?

It was time for me to squeeze every last ounce out of my favorite duo and head home to Nashville where people adorn themselves in parkas, mittens and stocking hats when it’s 50 degrees and sunny out.

They're so sad to see me go. Obviously.

They were so sad to see me go. Obviously.

Not one minute of my drive was without snow, sleet, rain or wind. Makes a nine hour trip feel like you might as well be driving to outer space.

Ride looked ike this for nin short hours.

Road tripping bliss.

When I did grace my mini manse with my presence all New Cat wanted was a heaping bowl of food.


Missed you too, Mr. Annoying.

But Teddy did nothing but love up on me, as he knows the way to his mama’s heart.

Snuggle time

She’s mine. All mine.

Here’s hoping you’re warm and cozy no matter what the weather this week.




33 thoughts on “Weekend Winks – Road Trippin’

  1. JMC813 says:

    ROAD TRIPPIN!!!!!! CBXB style. Which is IN STYLE!!!!

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