I have Dad, Paul, and myself packed up and ready to head to Missouri tomorrow morning just as soon as the school bus departs with Lauren, Allen, and Hanna. We have PCAs who will keep them moving in the right direction while we are gone. I told Karre to have her stuff ready before she goes to bed tonight. She will have homework and she also has to go to play practice to make sure the costumes she made are all set for the performances since she will not be back in time for any changes. She says "it is under control" so I will trust that she knows what she is doing.
I have the snacks, movies, and music ready for the road. The directions are printed and they look to be pretty easy (we do not have to go directly into any major cities), I got hotel reservations, and the permit we need to get on base. We are set. Paul will be okay in the car for ten hours as long as I sit with him and keep him entertained. The FASD chatter will likely drive me a little nuts by the time we get there but that is okay. At the end of the drive there is a pool for him to wear himself out in.
I am looking forward to spending a couple of days with my son the soldier. He wrote a list of things he wants us to bring. They include meat, cheese, and crackers, Coca-Cola, candy, and chips. I am guessing the already very slim guy is even slimmer.