The day has finally come!! I’ve had my doubts that it ever would over the past week or so but it’s here – Finally!!
We. Are. Leaving. Kansas!!
Hip Hip Hooray!!! Hip Hip Hooray!!!
The roads have cleared up through Oklahoma, we are packed and oh so ready. I was surprised at how easily it all came together… Everything seemed to fit better than our last load up even with the addition of more ‘stuff’. Some of it I’m sure was the purging on unneeded ‘stuff’ but it felt like even the ‘stuff’ was ready to get the hell outta dodge and was especially cooperative!! The kids are a little upidy…they know something is about to happen but it’s hard to tell if they really know what’s in store but it’ll be the last long ride for them for quite some time.
We’ll be taking a different route out and hitting Tulsa instead of good ole Route 66. Once through Tulsa we’ll be big city clear until Dallas but at that point we’ll be back on the route we’ve taken several times now and headed into familiar territory. Heading home. It seems strange, even to me, that one of the places we’ve been the shortest amount of time would have such a strong attachment to call it home. Maybe it’s us, maybe it’s Texas, maybe it’s just a good mix. Either way, we’re heading home!! We’ll be taking a couple of days to get there, nice and slow, and then we’ll have a whole week to relax and enjoy civilization again before we begin our next big adventure!!
There are so many things we’re looking forward to!! Starbucks, for starters, will be in our hands by the end of the day!! That’s a given!! It’s been over 4 months since our last sip of that heavenly nectar… Warmer temps. The sweetest people on earth. The wildlife. The real stores, with real goods!! Oh my!! Chris is in desperate need of some new better fitting clothes and I need about 2 hours to wander around the biggest craft store we can find. And if we could find a real chinese restaurant we’d be beside ourselves. It’s been a very long 4 months in the sticks of Kansas… Can you tell?? 😉
Enough day dreaming for now…plenty of time for that while we’re on the road. Now it’s checklist time…
New batteries in the walkie talkies – Check
Cell phone fully charged – Check
Battery on Snowball charging – Check
Roads Reports Clear – Check and Double Check
GPS Charged – Check
Laptops fully charged – Check & Check
Full Load of Water – Check X8
Kids hiding places clear and snuggly – Check and Check
New batteries in the camera – Check
Fluids checked in Red and Snowball – Check & Check
I think all that’s left is to actually get ready, flush the tanks, clean all the windows, put the last of the bungie cords up, grab a bite and do a final trash run. Then it’s off to the Wally for some ice and we’re outta here!! Not sure if we’ll have internet tonight…we should but you never know. Once in San Antonio we will for sure – See ya there!!
** Minor set back… Outside hose is frozen… Rut Roo!!
Our last great sunset in Kansas…
On the Road Again!! Woo HOO!!
With Much Love