The 6-week journey will be across the “southern transcontinental route”, covering southern sections of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and northern Florida. Arrival at the finish line in St. Augustine, FL is projected for April 10, 2010.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Life returns to "normal"

Hi Everybody,
We arrived home about 7:30 PM on Monday.  As we turned the corner onto Lakewood Drive, we could see Noah and Matthew (2 of our grandsons) waving and running on the road near our driveway.  Mike was driving and instead of pulling into our driveway, Dave told him to pull alongside the road.  Mike and I stated that we thought it looked pretty soft.  Dave said that it looked okay to him so we drove onto the grass and promptly got stuck up to the hubcaps!  The tilt of the RV was scary but we managed to open the door and climb out.  Our neighbor Pat, along with Andy and Angela, Luke, Katy, NOah and Matthew welcomed us home with pizza.  It was great to be here!

Mike and Paula stayed overnight and Dave drove them back to Iowa on Tuesday.  It was hard to say goodbye after the weeks we had spent together.  Dave left me with instructions to empty the holding tank of fresh water in order to lighten the weight in the RV.  I started some preliminary unpacking and LAUNDRY.  When Dave got back from Iowa, he, Meg and I unhitched the trailer and got it stored temporarily on the parking pad.  

Wednesday morning Dave hitched our truck to the back of the RV and pulled it out of the ditch.  It came out easily but the tracks are ugly.  Now it is sitting in the driveway next door.  I spent half the day cleaning the bedroom and bathroom in the RV.

Today, Thursday, I finished cleaning the RV.  Seemed like cleaning an entire house!  Dave will get it washed on the outside soon so that we can return it to the Smiths.  What a blessing it was to have it as our support vehicle.  It was very comfortable and provided us with a good "motel" each night.

We attended choir practice last night and I went to Bible Study on Tuesday.  Little by little the stacks of mail and stuff from the RV are getting smaller.  The paper recycler may reject us next week for too much stuff!!

Thanks so much for following us as we traveled.  The phone calls and emails kept us connected.  Keep the donations coming.  There is no stop time for that!

Love and blessings,

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