Wednesday, October 24, 2018

A Little Trip in October

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but life has been pretty chaotic for a while. Now things are settling down somewhat, and I’ve been itching to write.

So, recently Megan and I went on another trip together, and I wanted to share it. I love going places with Megan because she’s always so excited about everything, and it let’s me see the world through uninhibited eyes. She takes pleasure in the simplest things, and it makes you want to enjoy all the little things too.

We went to a gathering of Mama Bears. We all belong to an online secret group of moms of LGBT children, no matter the ages of our kids. It’s a safe, private place to discuss issues, share our joys and sorrows, and be understood and encouraged. And yes, we meet in real life all around the country.

So we went to an evening gathering in North Carolina on a Saturday and stayed at a motel. The gathering was wonderful. The motel….eh, not so great. But we still had fun. 

Phil got us mocha frappes from McDonald's for the ride. What a treat!

After hours of driving, we got to the motel room and checked in. We got a king size bed!

And Megan wanted people to see the neat-o bathroom, lol. She loves to take showers at a motel and use the tiny shampoos and conditioners. 

After a little rest, we went to the gathering and had a great time. We all brought food to share; Megan and I made Fiesta Ranch Chicken Pasta Salad, from my food blog, The Magic Meal Fairy. And we met some new people and some we knew from last year’s gathering and loved talking with them. 

When it was time to leave the gathering, we went back to the motel where Megan quickly made herself comfortable on the bed and colored. We watched TV a little and then slept.

In the morning, we went to the breakfast room they had advertised on the website. The pictures they showed weren’t exactly true. The reality was that there was 2 pieces of wheat bread for toast, and 4 slices of raisin bread. Oh, and half a gallon of milk. Ummm….

So we left and went to Hardee’s for Cisco breakfast sandwiches and breakfast tots. 

The drive home was long and we were tired, but happy when we crossed the border back to Virginia and saw the sign there. Love. It’s what our Mama Bear groups and gatherings are all about. We have unconditional love for our children, whether LGBT or not. And we will continue loving, supporting, and fighting for human rights for everyone.