Today I finally had a moment to stop and write a little about our second half of our holiday. We left the Hungry Horse, Montana a few days ago and have hit the Post Falls Coeur’D Alene area which we totally underestimated! We are already planning a trip back because there is so much to do in the area. Yesterday we hit Silverwood Amusement park for the kids which turned into Dad pushing himself to the limits once again. As I mentioned before this is a trip for and about the kids and so I’m bound and determined to check my pain at the door and have fun with them. Why should I have to sit back and watch my kids when I want to be a part of those memories?

My daughter is a thrill seeker and she really loves the rides that make you lose your stomach. So I told myself I would do anything I had to, in order to ride a roller coaster called “Tremors” with her! Besides being turned upside down several times, plunging into tunnels, and being dropped about twenty stories straight down it made her day. That’s what it’s all about, making the memories that mean so much to them. My body may not have liked going on the ride but the trade off was that my kid has a lasting memory of the vacation we took to Silverwood. So you have to ask yourself is pushing yourself harder than you’d like worth it in some instances?

On day two I didn’t get to go back to the park as my youngest daughter had become  ill and is running a fever and has been throwing up. So my wife went back to the park to take in the water park portion of the park with my oldest daughter while I hung around the house with the short one. I really wish we’d booked the house for a few more nights because there was just too much to take in over the three days we were there. We are already planning to return next year without any sickness! Today was a driving day up through northern Idaho into Canada again where we have just booked into our hotel for the night. I’m trying to find time to write my posts wherever I can. It’s been a great holiday but at the same time it will be good to get home to our own bed.

On the pain side of things the past couple of days have been pretty tough. I’ve been taking extra meds to get me through each day but managing none the less. Like I said if I have to put a smile on my face then that’s what I have to do. No it’s not easy some days but what choice do I have, not a lot when it comes to the pain. I just have to find a way to work around it.  At the moment though it’s time to get a little sleep for yet another long day of driving!