This is the recap for Day 4 of our Chicagoland to Seattle road trip extravaganza. Find the whole series from start to end here.
I am embarrassed by how much time has elapsed in my attempt at telling the story of our road trip. Here I am on JUNE 14th trying to recap a road trip my family took in MARCH. This clearly shows you how busy life has gotten since we arrived in Seattle! But alas, for the sake of prosperity, and the fact I can’t start something without finishing it, I will now attempt to remember how Day 4 of the Chicagoland to Seattle road trip went.
Day 4 was an exciting day as would be the day where we’d officially cross into the state of Washington! We woke in Montana and would leave MT, cross through a tiny top of ID and end in Spokane, WA. For the first time in 8+ years we would drive back over the state line into Washington. Our home!
For the fourth day in a row we packed up our wild hotel room, repacked our smelly car and got a move on.
I think one of the most disgusting parts of this trip was the state of Nellie’s car seat as the days wore on. We had two things to keep Nellie entertained for hours and days on end. #1 was a giant bag of toys next to her seat, and the other was a bottomless container of snacks. The problem being that Nellie sucks at getting things from her snack containers to her mouth and about 70% of whatever we gave her ended up all over the seat. Eventually I simply had to learn to let it go. The OCD side of me struggled endlessly with this.
And yet, through all of this it had actually come true. Driving across the state line into Washington was the first time my brain really accepted it was real. I really was a Washingtonian again. I was going to actually live in Seattle again. To be a Pacific Northwesterner and raise my daughter in my favorite city in the entire world surrounded by the people and places we loved so much. Somehow, someway we had done it. We’d made it home.