Pretty close to a full day of driving. Today seemed so long.
Before daylight I had the car loaded and was ready to go. I woke Addie about 6:45, she got dressed for school, we went downstairs and had breakfast, I took her to school, then ran by their house and dropped off her dirty clothes, toothbrush – all the things she had at the hotel, along with the leftovers from the fridge, and I was on the road.
I’ll forever thank my friend, Liz, for recommending I take the Kilpatrick Turnpike around Oklahoma City. It added 10 minutes to my trip but once it’s finished, and I can bypass the traffic in Mustang, OK, I’m betting it only adds 5 minutes to my trip. I’d still be happy . . even if it added 30 minutes. Just don’t make me go through Oklahoma City. I also took the Creek Nation Turnpike around Tulsa so I pretty much skipped all the cities today and I love being able to do that.
Welcome to Texas! It’s nice to be back in Texas, even though it’s terribly hard to leave Missouri, but once I get to Texas, I still have close to four hours to drive before I get home.
It was a great day for traveling – sunny, clear, no wind, no snow, no rain, no fog, no chipped, windshield, no accidents, no drivers going the wrong way on the interstate!
Tonight . . I sleep in my own bed!
Donna in KS says
So glad you had a safe trip and are home. I need to catch up on your activities and your new double life! Own bed is always good.
Karen Kunte says
Pretty soon you’ll be sleeping in your own bed in Missouri!
Glad you’re back in your own bed tonight…. I agree that roads around cities really decrease the stress level during rush hour.
You’re making me excited for my next trip. I’m going to try that route. I’m finally getting over that strange “illness”. Dizziness is only fun for a few seconds after an amusement park ride. I’ve had dizziness for several months now, but thanks to a cervical chiropractor, lots of down time and prayer – I’m mostly well and ready for a road trip.
Nelle Coursey says
We always felt no matter which way we were going, once we got out of Texas we were halfway to wherever we were going, sometimes even closer!!
Susan Nixon says
When I see signs like that for Texas or Tennessee or Arizona, it always gives my heart a lift – they are all places I’ve lived long enough to feel they are home.
You are stronger than me to drive that long. Glad you had a good trip home. And speaking of beds Home Depot has a bookcase headboard for a really good price for temporary use. Then again it might be great. Ya’ never know. We got our king sized headboard at the Wood Shed in Tyler 23 years ago and still love the oak wood and convenience it offers with all the storage and within reach of clocks etc.