There’s no place like home but there’s also no place like being with the granddaughter. After twelve nights in a hotel, you can bet my bed will feel fantastic tonight. I do miss “normal” when I’m gone – miss my bathroom, my chair, my dark nights, the quietness. We were in a suite so the bedroom was away from the hallway but the first night after Addie’s accident, she still wanted to stay with me, so Nicole came and stayed at the hotel. Nicole and Addie slept in the bed and I slept on the sofa and I heard every door close on the entire floor all night.
There were some kind of flashing lights outside and we could close the darkening shades almost enough to keep the light out but a little bit of flashing light goes a long way when you’re used to sleeping out in the middle of nowhere with no streetlights or security lights . . no lights except the stars.
I was so lucky going through Oklahoma City and Tulsa today. There were chances of rain and thunderstorms but I didn’t drive through any storms. I had a few raindrops on my windshield before Tulsa and a bit more rain after Oklahoma City but made it through the heavy traffic areas with no wet streets.
When people don’t understand why I dislike driving in traffic . . this picture explains it all. Texas roads! 75 mph speed limits, rarely any traffic, nice wide shoulders where people will drive onto the shoulders to let you pass.
I’m glad to be home but I miss Addie, Nicole and Chad already. Ten hours in the car coming home seems like a whole lot longer than 10 hours in the car going to Missouri. I’m always so excited to see them on the going trip and so tired on the coming home trip.
But, I’m home . . til the next trip, which I think Addie and I decided last night is in 42 days! I can wait 42 days.