Road trip!! Collab with Maren from poniesandpotter!😆

Hi! Me and my sister Maren just recently got back from a road trip, so we are doing a collab post about our trip!! Marens blog is Poniesandpotter!

We will start with day one of our trip and work our way through, alternating between me and Maren😊

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Our road trip!😆😬😲👍🏻☹️🤓🤢😌😂🤩😁

Day 1:

Brianna.

soooooo….. really this should start the day before day 1….

Day before day 1:

Maren.

so, no. This should start on day 1. I personally am trying to block out day before day one… so describing it?? Um no.

 

Brianna.

Yeah…. I know what you mean Maren. I’m pretty sure that was the least sleep I’ve ever gotten… BUT it was sorta interesting? Anyways, me and Maren and our mom went to help our dad at the bakery to get ready for going away on our road trip… we got there around 6 pm and Maren and mom left the bakery at about 9:30… they went home and fed the horses etc. I was there till 1:30 in the morning with dad, then dad decided that there was too much to do and he’d have to stay there all night😳 we were going to pick him up in the morning on our way to pick up the RV! So he drove me home, quickly packed his stuff and drove back to the bakery… I then had to pack a bunch of stuff, wash my hair etc…. so I didn’t get to sleep till 3am with my (terrible) alarm set for 4am!!😩 (Also, rushed packing = WAY more stuff that I needed. My brain was something like this, what should I pack? Let’s throw everything in!)

Maren.

What’s this cheesey talk of etc.??? I put so many mashes into bags for those ponies!! Me and mom did around 150!! What’s this Hmmm???!😒

 

Brianna.

yes… I was shocked to call you at 1am and hear you still bagging mashes….

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Day 1: (actually this time)

Brianna.

the day started relatively well considering the most amount of sleep any of us got was 2 hours (Maren) and the least being none (Dad)… well, everyone was a little tired and grumpy.  then we saw the most hilarious thing!! It was a house with a trillion rooflines and a really tall fence around it as well as a big shed in the yard. Now the weird part was that the home and the really tall fence and the shed, all had the exact same siding!!! Green-y-ish shakes!!! Even the fence!!! And I really don’t know if it looked all that weird or if it was just the lack of sleep, but we (at the time) found it SOOOOO funny! Dad missed it, so we had to drive back to show him! (He didn’t find it nearly as funny as we did…🧐)

Once we got to the RV rental, mom did the paperwork etc. While me and Maren walked Finn and Daisy around. Then we transferred the bags from the truck into the RV as the lady showed us how to do stuff like put out the slide… and then! We see dad walking up to the RV. Well it looked like that anyway, it turns out he was heading for another RV right beside ours that some other people are renting and they were loading their bags into it at the same time as us. And then we notice that he has no shoes on! And he’s got a strange far-away look… I think the lack of sleep was getting to him. he then tries to get into the wrong RV and the couple renting it looked quite shocked!! 😂 Then he realized it wasn’t ours and came to the correct RV:)

 

Maren.

We spent that night at a cold but pretty campsite (that was easy to find)

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Day 2:

Brianna.

we left campsite 1 and headed to my favourite tack store ever!!!!! This place is AMAZING! So big and they have literally everything (at good prices😉) I left with a burgundy oglivy saddle pad with black trim and white piping. I was thinking of bringing it to my coaches place as It should look great on Tanta! I haven’t ridden Tanta in it yet but it did look amazing on Rasty! (Now I’m debating keeping it for him lol!) and some saddle conditioner as well as a nice mane brush.😊 Maren didn’t buy anything (😱)  clearly she has better self control than me….

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See how cute he looks in it?! (But then Rasty looks cute in everything😉)
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He is so cute❤️

Maren.

so then we tried to find the campsite… we had minor too extreme difficulty, Siri told us to go down this small dark road. Not right. It was impossible to turn around! Mom had to BACK the giant RV out of this tiny road onto a fairly busy road (took like 20 mins)… it was also around 9 pm and everyone was hangry… not exactly pleasant😬 and then we could not find the entrance to the campsite?!?🤔

 

Brianna.

finally we found the campsite, turns out you have to drive thru a construction site to get to the campground?!🤔 At this point it was pitch black out and so we really couldn’t see anything or tell if our site was nice or not… but 2 things we did notice/hear were that we were between a big river on one side and SUPER BUSY train track on the other… with trains coming thru literally every 5-10 mins😒 also every time they came thru they would honk a whole bunch! I suppose that’s so nobody gets run over… but it makes sleeping difficult.

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You can see how close the trains were

Maren.

Also, one thing Brianna didn’t point out was that she happened to break the slide out on the RV at campsite #2 it was very dark out and we couldn’t see anything so mom went outside to make sure the slide didn’t hit anything out there, and I stood next to the window so I could hear her if she yelled stop… and Brianna stood right in front of a suitcase that was blocking the slide and held the button opening it, the wood on the slide then started cracking but Brianna them rammed the slide and suitcase together- therefore breaking both the slide and the suitcase

 

Brianna.

ummmmm… that is not entirely what happened.  (Also, I did no ramming)

 

Maren.

Ramming was definitely happening. But, moving on, the next thing that happened was that Brianna discovered that our toilet was blocked😨 but yeah, you probably don’t want to know much more about that so I will leave it at that…

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day 3:

Brianna.

The next day Finn went for a walk with our parents and chewed his harness up so it broke!! Finny!!😠 (And of course this was probably the worse campsite to have a loose puppy, with all the rivers and trains and whatnot. He was fine though! He let us catch him….)  also, our toilet was still plugged (although we had hardly used it) the RV place said that the tank was completely empty when we got it but we think there must have been some sort of clog from the previous renters because it was always getting full and having to be dumped… and even right after being dumped out tank was showing up as 3/4 full🧐  the host at that campsite was very nice and spent 2 hours helping us try to unstuck our toilet… unfortunately no luck😟 well sort of luck I suppose, we manage to unclog the toilet and drain the 1/4 of that tank that wasn’t clogged but not unclog that stuck stuff…🤢 sorry this post is getting sort of gross…

 

Maren.

umm…yeah, let’s forget about the toilet for now?? We (finally) got to have breakfast…it was kinda late…(12ish) but we found a place that *said* that they had breakfast until 3… turns out that you can order breakfast until 3 but anytime after 11:30 you have to wait extra long…😒 so after the long wait for breakfast we decided to walk around the town a bit…it was really weird! They were Christmas decorations EVERYWHERE, apparently some people were filming a movie or Add or something?? It was weird.

 

Brianna.

Yes a tv commercial I believe. A bit funny to see all the decor up. At first we thought they were just really into early Christmas decorating…lol!!😂 also we went on a little walk after breakfast with the dogs and daisy got out of her harness… which just proves that it was a weird day for harnesses…. then we drove to a super nice apple orchard! They had lots of yummy samples to try and we had lunch there. And then our mom wanted to go on a little ride thing-y that was carts pulled by a tractor that went on a tour thing-y around the apples (Also apple picking) it was fun(ish) but also sorta dull. It went very slow. Also we were put right up in the front so we got all the exhaust…. gross. But we got to pick a bag of apples! It then (right as we were picking the apples) started to pour with rain. So much rain. Also thunder and lightning. It was a mad rush! Everyone started charging for the buildings!! Even the chickens and goats that were outside took off at a run for their shelters… it was raining soooooooooo hard! Like the most rain I’ve ever seen!!! Maren and mom went to the RV to check on the pups as Finn hasn’t really had many thunderstorms so we weren’t sure how he would react. 598EEBDF-D50A-4F93-B26B-C1B5E5D8D858.jpeg

Turns out he was really nervous. NOT! But anyways there was no way I was leaving without buying my precious apples first, so me and dad went to the store place (which, by the way, was PACKED with people trying to find cover from the rain…) we bought some boxes of apple, some delicious caramel sauce to dip the apple into, the BEST apple juice ever and a mega cool apple cutter!! You just place it on top of your apples and press down and it sliced them!!🤩85F9677E-631E-4214-BC54-E56588C47588.jpeg

I know, not a particularly good photo but it’s the only one I’ve got… so me and dad had to run all the way from the the store to where the RV was parked (which wasn’t super far away but wasn’t particularly close either…) with these big boxes of apples! (Unfortunately we were not wearing rain jackets as it was nice when we first got there!) We were so wet when we got back! It looked like we had literally jumped into a pool or something… 😓 but the apples were worth it!! Soooo good😋

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day 4:

Maren.

so, first we visited the sani dump. I’m pretty sure you don’t want the details… 🤢 next we visited some book stores❤️❤️❤️ Which was awesome!! There was also an author there, selling her book, so we bought one and got it signed! It’s called The Dragons Of Nibiru by Lorna J. CarletonEF787DE6-3076-4700-A2E8-154D7DD355BB.jpeg

Brianna.

The book store we went to was really nice!! It was new (we always look for used book store but they are becoming so hard to find😢😢) not that I don’t like new books… but my wallet prefers used😂 but this store had some really good deals!

our book haul from there was The Serpent King, A Study In Charlotte, Saints and Misfits, The dragons of Nibiru and!!! WILDCARD!!! Me and maren were so excited when we saw it. (Very strangely) we didn’t know it was out yet?? We were really excited for it to come out… we just?!?! I don’t even know how we didn’t realize. 🙄 I jumped around and said (very loudly I think😬) OMG Maren look!!! And pointed at wildcard! The lady in the next isle looked at me very strangely…😐

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Maren.

Then me and my dad visited “the craziest store in town” it was pretty cool!! It was a hardware store, fishing store, camping store, dollar store and mattress store! ALL IN ONE!

 

Brianna.

then we had a suppppper hard time finding a place to stay… we were heading for a campground that I think we’ve maybe camped at before?? Anyways it was closed, but they didn’t bother mentioning that online😧 it was very late at this point… we found an RV camp place, but they were closed… we could see them from the parking lot… they were in the kitchen making pasta… and they saw us but didn’t come out so we left. We then continued on for awhile until we stumbled upon a campground. We drove down the SUUUUUUUUUPER long driveway and then went right to sleep😴

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day 5:

Maren.

Soooooooo… we woke up…(duh) then mom convinced us to go for a “1 minute walk” AKA, a 40 minute walk… mom kept saying that the lake was just around the corner…. but it turns out we were going the wrong direction 🤦🏼‍♀️I mean… it was nice… but we were in a rush… so it was slightly frustrating… then we left, visited the sani dump🤢 and then I believe we just drove for the rest of the day? Like, I think we stopped for lunch at some point? I remember Brianna being Hangry…😬 but I think just drove a lot, it was kinda the only day where we Drove a good distance!😂

 

Brianna.

Another thing that happened was before we went to bed our dad was turning off the water pump, it’s not very complicated but he hadn’t done it before and wasn’t sure which switch to flick… so I was going to show him but then he said “oh it’s this one!” And flicked it… then at that exact moment, all the power/lights in the RV turned off😂 dad got blamed, but it turns out Finn and/or Daisy had knocked into the main power switch at the exact time!

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Day 6:

Brianna.

we ended up spending the 5th night at the same campsite as the 3rd night… in the exact same spot!😆 so that’s we’re we woke up. We took the dogs for a little walk before we hit the road… and Finnegan chewed thru his new harnes!!!! Again!!! I was not very pleased with him😡 (somewhere in between day 3 & 6 I bought him a new one, I can’t remember when) of course the toilet was still plugged so we did our morning sani dump routine…🤢 then we went to DQ and got blizzards!! My fave😋 our dad got some fries and strangely they gave us a million ketchups!!

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For one little order of fries!

 

Maren.

So after that we went and found our campsite!! It’s SOOO nice there! We’ve camped there previously and love it! So we got there, and Brianna put some pizza in the oven for Dinner… then after 20 minutes(or however long pizza takes) Brianna went to take the pizza out of the oven…I was sitting on the couch reading… then Brianna started laughing crazily/Yelling weirdly… And Started Yelling “HELP ME MAREN” so I  got up to go look at the pizza(who knows? Brianna might have burned it or forgotten to turn on the oven 🤷🏼‍♀️)  but the pizza looked fine?? Then I look at what Brianna was holding…😶 ShE hAD PicKEd uP ThE piZzA WiTh a fly swatter?! 

 

Brianna.

yes😖 I thought it was a spatula thingy!! I was hungry and tired and apparently I couldn’t think straight… I was trying to lift up the pizza and it was awfully floppy… I managed (with difficulty) to get it out, then realized it was a fly swatter!! Ewwwwww🤮 obviously I didn’t eat this pizza. Neither did mom. But DAD AND MAREN ATE IT?!?!!ew.

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day 7:

Maren.

So not much happened that day?? I think we all just hanged out at the campsite the whole day😂 well…Brianna stayed in RV ALL day…🤔 and we had an interesting experience with the Dinner meats… dad was making some sausages and when he went to take them out of the oven the glass just, Shattered??? Luckily me and dad worked quickly and managed to save the sausages!! Unfortunately, mom wouldn’t let us eat them because she believed that they had little bits of glass in them☹️😢

 

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day 8:

Brianna.

day 8 was very relaxed… we just sorta hung out and read etc. We did take a walk on this cool sand bar that is just about a foot under the lake. It goes super far out!! Also, did I mention that I am a exceptionally good marshmallow roaster?😏 the only problem is that I hate marshmallows… I love roasting them but there’s no way I’ll eat them. But normally Maren will eat them. But on day 8 maren decided to roast her own marshie ☹️ It lit on fire and maren was blowing on it so hard the marshmallow flew right off the stick!🤣🤣

 

Maren.

IN MY DEFENCE THE FLAME WOULDN’T GO OUT😡😡😡😡😡😡😡 What a waste of a perfectly good marshmallow!!

 

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Day 9:

Brianna.

day 9 we woke up early and drove home… once we dropped off the RV we headed to indigo!! I was hoping to purchase The Last Of August, (and maybe The Case For Jamie) as I’d really enjoyed A Study In Charlotte… they had it but it was in paperback. I do really like paperbacks, but my copy of A Study In Charlotte was hardcover… (it was on super sale when I bought it…) They also had The Case For Jamie, but it was in hardcover. So I bought The Case For Jamie and ordered The Last Of August in hardcover too… the reason was the paperbacks were so little & short!! And it would have looked funny on my bookshelf…😬 But because indigo was having a sale, buy 3 get the 4th free! I also bought The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue, And Maren bought Crooked Kingdom and Prodigy!

 

Maren.

also in the book store… Mom was waiting in the car and Dad came in with us…😣 But he was being SOOOOO embarrassing! He had Sandals on, and every couple seconds he would fling out his foot and catapult his sandal 7 feet into the air😧 sooooooo embarrassing!!

 

Brianna.

yes. (For once) I’ve gotta agree with Maren.

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Our books purchased on the trip:

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My poor wallet😢

But altogether, it was super fun!!! Finn especially loved it! Lol. Although I think for the first few days we were rather sleep deprived… we had no water and we were all super thirsty. We would fill up our water bottle but that would be gone quickly… it didn’t even occur to us to buy a jug of water till day4🤦🏽‍♀️😂😳 (same went for grocery shopping. I mean we had a fridge, but we didn’t stock it till day 4)

Anyways, thank you for reading this mega long post!! 😆D9AD56FC-9557-4E2C-AD0B-A87975095EB3C939D9AB-E718-4036-ABA4-9A9DBE8FBA4A6FE99354-8F1A-4B80-A84D-FFD5FAD7685390FED495-D247-43BA-9897-F5EFF308C203

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