That The Pastor is home safe and sound and was greeted with many hugs and kisses and “Never leave us agains.” I am finally getting my voice back and starting to feel human enough again to attack the many daily duties that were left relatively untouched over the last several days. Mount Laundry is calling my name, my vacuum cleaner (which was thankfully fixed just before The Pastor left) is just waiting for me to clear the living room floor of debris so it can get to work and well, the kitchen counters are singing my praises because I gave them a much needed thorough cleansing this morning. Life is returning to the Lunchbox and it feels great.
We have decided, in view of my Mother in law’s condition, to cancel our much awaited trip to California in order that the kids might be able to see her perhaps for the last time. This was not a super easy choice as we’ve all been eagerly looking forward to California and being with family there — I have a new niece or nephew on the way and was anxious to meet him or her. But I do know it’s the right choice and it will be good to be with them. So we will be heading down South and praying for no tornadoes or torrential downpours (like last time) during our drive there and back! We look forward to visiting family and friends along the way… that is one thing that always makes long road trips more enjoyable — warm welcomes and good times with friends and family!
We might take two different routes going and coming back. We are thinking of going through South Dakota on the way down so that we might see my Aunt and Uncle (they don’t know this yet!) and then coming back up through Colorado and Wyoming just so we can drive through that gorgeous part of the country. And we are considering a detour so that we can spend a day or two at Yellowstone National Park. We’ll probably be going in late May and heading back in mid-June.
Are you on our route? Maybe we could do lunch or dinner?
We might take this route….
Or we might take this one… Not sure yet:
Coming Back, this is the route Google maps actually suggests but we want to take the other route on the way down at least so we can maybe stay with family in certain towns that are on that route.:
But I think we may take this route as we’ve always wanted to visit Yellowstone National Park:
As long of a drive as this is, we love seeing the country. While we do live in Canada, we are Americans and driving across the country in this way makes us feel more connected to the beautiful land whose name we wear by way of citizenship. My camera is excited about the pictures it’s going to get to take along the way!
P.S. Is anyone else having a full on blizzard today? Or is it just up way up here in the Frozen North? It’s supposed to be like this ALL week!!