Sunday, June 26, 2011

Ready, Set, Go!

The day we've been preparing for and praying for over the last year has finally arrived! What a year, what a week! Just a few of this week's events:
-One last North Texas-style crazy storm, complete with hail...what a blessing we weathered it all just fine!
-Steve's last week at work with a decision coming just yesterday that they will keep him on for about 16 hours a week of remote work short-term.
-Time spent working on a very special project for a very special nephew we are now on our way to meet for the first time!
-Laptop crisis because what is life without some sort of computer issue??  I'm happy to say the crisis was resolved yesterday, but I'm still not sure where some of my offline blog posts are hiding...  And of course, I must always remember that just because a campground advertises wifi does NOT in any way mean that it will not be down for maintenance when I'm staying there.
- We also had our first birthday celebrated in the RV.   Genevieve turned 3 years old on June 9.   We got her an American girl type doll so she wouldn't feel left out when her sisters played with theirs.   As you can see, she is very pleased with her present.
Genna and her birthday present

-Last but not least...lots of memory making with dear friends and family before heading out. It sure feels good to love and be loved! How blessed we are with the best of friends!

They finally really like each other! :)

There are no words to describe how much fun the cousins had together that day!

My sister and her three little munchkins

Two Little Mischief Makers!

Me and my wonderful friend Kim who visited us when we were RV bound

And so, after a bittersweet sendoff this morning, we made our way to Guthrie, OK. The drive went well, I'm happy to say!  We are staying overnight at Cedar Valley RV Park & Golf Course.  With Passport 

America, it is $17/night for a 50amp/full hook-up, pull-through site (read:  can run both air conditioners, allow water to cascade recklessly from the faucet down the drain, and no stress, time, or effort required to get into the site or out of it). Not only that, but the site has a concrete pad that is level, making leveling effortless. Bathhouses, if you use them, are impeccably clean and nice.  Laundry facilities on site, too.  And the town of Guthrie looks pretty neat. We saw drive-in movies that were tempting, but we have another driving day tomorrow, so we'll have to save exploring for another visit.

Steve also wanted to mention that the truck did great on the highway; he was very impressed. He had no trouble maintaining the speed limit of 70, and was even able to effortlessly pass some erratic drivers. We averaged 11.2mpg, which is not bad for an RV, and the route was a gradual uphill most of the way.  Onward to Kansas...
Sure are gonna miss you guys!  


Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

Can't wait to follow along on this adventure. So glad stop one went well.

Sarah said...

Looks like you had a good send-off! I wish we had been able to visit more at In-N-Out. We'll catch you when you come through Big D again. :)
Guthrie is a neat town. My brother-in-law got hitched at the JP there. Evidently, it's easy to get married in Guthrie. :) Have fun!

Kim-Mother, Wife, Teacher , Dreamer etc... said...

Enjoying your blog -- keep writing :)