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Friday, December 19, 2008

A Very Long Drive

As I type this, we are driving around the west side of St. Louis, Missouri. We've been on the road since 9am, making our way to our son, Kevin's house in Ft. Riley, Kansas. Are we crazy, you ask? Did we leave 75 degrees for a current reading of 31 degrees? A loud, resounding YES to both questions!

Many of our full-timing friends do not go home for Christmas. I'm sure I've written about this before. They either "do" Christmas before leaving home for the winter or they mail packages to their kids and families. I am not ready to give up spending Christmas with my kids and family. Sorry, just not gonna do it. Randy would be more than happy to celebrate Christmas while "home" whenever that might be and just stay put wherever we might be in December. Again, NO! I want to be with my kids and family. My folks are still living and I want to spend as much time with them as I can as well.

So, that is why we are driving in the dark at 10:58pm in Missouri. Our first stop is Ft. Riley and Kevin and his wife, Sara. We'll be there for a week and then hit the road again for another two day drive to York, PA to spend a week with Lindsay, Jason & Reagan. Unfortunately, we won't get to see Ginny & Tommy for Christmas. They are in Colorado and we just can't get there this time.

We will stop for the night once we get around St. Louis. There's a Flying J about 30 miles down I-70 and that's where we'll catch a few winks. Tomorrow we'll just have about 6 hours to drive, which will be a piece of cake after today!

I did get a couple of pictures of a beautiful night sky, but will have to post them tomorrow. I can't get to the camera cord right this minute. :)

Until the next time . . .

1 comment:

  1. Hey you should have come up here to Milwaukee, we got 12.5 inches of snow yeserday and up to 7" coming this afternoon. Actually I love it!
    Have fun with Sara and Kev and the dogs!
    Merry Merry!