What an adventure we had getting here! I told all about it in the post Staying in Front of the Weather. Let’s just say we were long overdue for some sun and warmer temps!
I was originally going to have this post be 2 posts – one about CO and the other about KS, but I got lazy and was busy visiting instead of typing, so now he is my combined post. Having this family time has definitely made not being in AK anymore easier!
Our actual planned arrival date for the Boulder CO area was Thursday Oct 13, I had thought we’d spend 2 nights (instead of 1) in Edmonton and also 2 nights (instead of 1) with Helen & Pat. Trying to outrun the snow put us ahead of schedule by 2 days – so we arrived instead Tues Oct 11! We were exhausted but happy!
Our time in CO went so fast! I’m going to keep this post simple – hope you don’t mind!
We had a great time visiting with Quynn and getting to know Megan. Quynn is my cousin (really more like an older sister) Cindy’s daughter and our eldest Goddaughter. We don’t see each other nearly enough! Gotta work on that!
Next up was more family time in KS; our niece, Angela and her 2 kiddos, Avianna and Will live in Manhattan. We spent a night on the road on the way, was too far for a one day. It was really perfect timing for a visit with them, as the kids had off school our whole visit!
Our next stop was St Louis MO – we wanted to check out the Gateway Arch! We were supposed to have seen it back in 2010 but we had to hurry back due to a death in the family. Now was our chance!
We spent the night at a Hollywood Casino, and took advantage of their BOGO Buffet dinner on Monday nights! Delish meal for $21!
Our last stop (well second to the last but the last was a boring Walmart sleepover) was a quick visit with the The Restless Youngs, our friends Cori & Greg and their adorable pup, Hobie. We had been chatting and realized our paths were almost exactly going to cross – so a bit of clever re-rerouting and – BAM! – an overnight stopover in Indianapolis was arranged! We made our best attempt to fully catch up on ALL the things we have seen and done in the last 8 months since we’ve seen each other last, but honestly, I’m not sure we scratched the surface! That is sadly how it can be, in person visits are few and far between but so worth the effort! Thanks guys for dinner and breakfast! It was great seeing you!
Well, there you have it – a quick summary of our trip “back east”. We are now in Southwestern PA, where we are seeing our daughter and her fiance. We have a day trip or two planned to see our son until we drive the rig to Lancaster after Thanksgiving.
Thanks to all my loyal readers for following along. I appreciate each and every one of you – and look forward to all your comments and questions.