Thanks so much for visiting our travel blog. We hope that you enjoy reading about our adventures as much as we're enjoying living them. Let us know what you think - leave a comment or two.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Reuniting with Jason, Lindsay & Reagan

We spent last night at the Flying J truck stop just east of Columbus, Ohio, stopping around midnight. It was a much warmer night than last week when we stopped over night in Missouri. It was 60 degrees outside! Sometime during the night the winds picked up and the rain poured. I didn't get a great night's sleep, but it was better than paying for a motel!

We got back on the road around 7am with the winds and the rain still blowing. We stopped in West Virginia at a Cracker Barrel for breakfast (our 63rd!) and while we were eating, the sun came out brilliantly. It was great to see it. Back on the road, we had about 4 hours still to go to get to Lindsay's. The rest of the drive was uneventful which is always a blessing!

A little before 3pm we pulled up in front of Lindsay's house. As I got out of the truck, I looked up and saw Reagan running toward me. I grabbed her up in my arms and just squeezed her for all I was worth. It was wonderful! She hugged me back as hard as I hugged her. Oh, there's nothing like it.

Needless to say, the rest of the afternoon/evening was spent opening presents, chatting, laughing and just enjoying being together. After Reagan went to bed, Lindsay and I played some games on the Wii system they got for Christmas. I love Wii bowling!! And I beat the tar out of Lindsay - not that I'm bragging or anything! :)

It's great to be home. I'm really looking forward to the week ahead. Tomorrow night we're having dinner with Lee, Cheri and kids; New Year's Day we're celebrating Christmas with Kelly & Kate and their folks; and Saturday we're having our McNeil family Christmas at our niece, Megan's, home. It's gonna be a full week.

I'll close with some pictures from today.

Reagan's hanging one of the ornaments I made for the family

Checking out the dress Uncle Kevin & Aunt Sara gave her

Lindsay's admiring the angel ornament Kev & Sara sent

A little excitement over one of the princess cross stitch pictures

Tired out from all the celebrations this week - aren't they adorable?

Until the next time . . .


  1. I got a Wii for Christmas too...bowling is fun and I love boxing. I beat the tar out of my dad! Wii Fit is a lot of fun too! I'm glad you get to spend some time with your family!

  2. What a neat family!!!! Enjoy!!!

    Happy Holidays from Mission, TX

    Mike (&Pat)

  3. Lindsay7:31 AM

    And I let you win, by the way.... I figured I should be nice since we hadn't seen you in a while. :)

  4. I can tell your visit is most definitely worth all the bad travel weather you've endured!

    Next time we get to see you, I'll challenge you to a game of bowling!

    Stay safe, have a fun, and Happy New Year!


  5. How lucky are you to have Christmas nearly every day for a week?!