Yesterday evening we had a big surprise. Actually my daughter and I were in on the secret and my husband didn't have a clue. Our son drove up from Bakersfield and got here at about 11:30 pm.
As we've discovered is not uncommon, his gps didn't quite get him all the way here. So when he called our daughter to have us come and get him she was quite inventive and said she had to run to the store for "feminine" items. I volunteered to drive her.
Our son was on the right road, he just hadn't come up far enough. We met him a couple hundred yards down the hill whereupon I turned around and he followed us the rest of the way. We had him wait at the top of the driveway.
Our plan was to drive in, say she forgot she had some in her purse (which would explain why we were back so soon). Then when we were settled she would text him, he would come in, trip the alarm on the driveway and then we would get to watch the show. The "show" would be my husband wondering who was driving up our driveway at that time of night, watching him grab his gun and go see what was going on.
Well, sure enough, he didn't disappoint. But when Carli burst out laughing he began to suspect something was up. He went outside and there was Wil getting out of his truck. Later he admitted it was a very good surprise.
He'll be able to stay with us until Saturday night. Carli will be going back with him and hopefully she won't forget to visit the Amtrak station to get a refund on the return ticket!