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Saturday, December 20, 2008

So Glad to Be in Kansas

Picking up where I left you yesterday, we stopped for the night around midnight in Warrenton, Missouri at a Flying J truck stop. Since the back seat of our truck lays down flat, we figured we'd sleep there. Well, Randy decided that Blackie needed to sleep back there with me so he slept in the driver's seat! How crazy is he? He wouldn't listen to me, so that's where he slept. I hunkered down in the back in my sleeping bag and was comfy and cozy as could be. Randy SAYS he was comfortable, but I can't imagine how. As the truck cooled down, Randy would wake up when he got cold and turn the truck on to warm it back up, then turn it off again. We actually slept until 7:30 this morning! I was quite surprised we slept so late.

After filling up the truck with diesel at a price of just $2.07/gallon - yes, it was!! - we were on the road at 8am with a 5 1/2 hour trip ahead of us. The temperature was 27 degrees. And it got colder the further west we drove. We had a very uneventful trip, which is always a good thing. We did
finally stop at a Cracker Barrel for a late breakfast. This was our 61st! Only about 500 more to go. :)

We are here! Here is Kevin & Sara's home in Ft. Riley, Kansas. We arrived around 2:15 at the Welcome Center. Kevin was there to greet us along with a temp reading of 14 degrees! We are looking forward to the week ahead as we get in lots of hugs, laughter and just great family time. Here are some pictures from our trip. Enjoy.

Wild Arkansas sunset
Our overnight home
I-70 and 14 degrees
Our first sight of Fort Riley
Two old friends reunited

Until the next time . . .

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