Zteen is on his two week driving vacation with one of his friends, hereafter known as Sguy. They've know each other since they were six, and for the last two years they've dreamed of taking a vacation together "when school was over." Well, it finally is for Zteen, and we made the decision to let him go. He saved up the money, he's a responsible young man. Yes, I'm worried, but then I'm a mom, you know! Plus, it made me feel good to know that on Zteen's list of "To Do's Before I Go" were the following items for Saturday:
Confession 4:45 p.m.
Mass 5:30 p.m.
Mam-mom's 7:00 p.m.
Can't really fault a guy who leaves confessed, communicated and hugged by his grandmother.
They left Sunday morning at 7:15 a.m. Yes, two teenagers left that early in the morning. It is surprising what they can do when they want to. They are required to call us when they stop for the night and when they decide where they are headed the next day. The only thing they (and we!) know for sure is that Mount Rushmore is the first stop. Needless to say, you can't get there in one day from here!
So DAY ONE OF THE MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR looked like this:
565 miles, from Arlington to Alexandria NE, where they camped. And it started raining.