Monday, November 21, 2016
Our Trip from CA to WV
~Kids at the Grand Canyon~
We drove through Las Vegas so the kids could kinda see what it's like. (Hubby and I have been there many times in years past.) The Grand Canyon was pretty awesome, and so big. It was overcast and cold, but hubby managed to get some good pics I think. We stopped to talk to the Native Americans selling jewelry and pottery in AZ at a couple stops. There is something very peaceful about them. We went to Four Corners, where you can stand in four states at once. Then we headed into New Mexico to have dinner with Hubby's family. We drove through a small part of Texas and Oklahoma. Drove through Kansas on up to Nebraska.
We had a great time with awesome friends in Nebraska! I've known Randa online and through snail mail for so many years, since before Anabelle was born and she is 12 now! Randa and her husband welcomed us into their home and we talked and talked and ate homemade food, a VERY welcome break from restaurant and gas station food! Our kids all got along great and I know my kids loved the visit!
We drove through a tiny corner of Iowa into Missouri. Then went through the bottom of Illinois and Indiana. The drive was pretty with lots of trees and rivers, creeks, & ponds. Kentucky had lots of horse farms, which Anabelle loved! She is a horse fanatic. We went over the Missouri River (multiple times), the Mississippi River, and Ohio River.
It turns out that blogging during travelling is not as simple as one thinks. Oh well. We had no phone service or internet in the entire part of northern Arizona and most of northern New Mexico. Thankfully we found some good old fashioned paper maps along the way and had no emergencies. The wifi in most of our motel stops didn't work well either. It's definitely going to take a good chunk of time to collect pictures together of our trip to share. Four people and five photo devices doesn't make the task easy! I did post some pictures during our long drive on Instagram and Facebook.
We made it to West Virginia! There are so many trees and hills here, it reminds me a lot of where we lived in Colorado. Especially this morning when hubby went out to get coffee and said it was 20F outside. Rumor is it will snow tomorrow. :) We shall see!
We're staying in a motel and hopefully will get things started with a realtor tomorrow.
Continually praying for God's guidance!
(post stuck in draft, forgot to post it!)