We did not drive long until we pulled over into a Walmart parking lot near Auburn. Patsy had already made the special cake Brendan asked for - a Sonic the Hedgehog cake. We had also previously shopped for some presents for Brendan.
So in the lonely reaches of a Walmart parking lot we held a birthday party, candles and all! Brendan had a great time and after eating some cake he played his new Wii game - Epic Mickey. In the end he was surrounded by his family, had some yummy cake and played a fun game. We are learning every day that home is truly wherever your family is!