I have to remind myself that I used to have to drive 10 hours one way to visit with Addie. Most weekends when she’s coming here, I pick her up after school on Friday. The round trip, by the time I drive up there, go by their house and get her stuff, then pick her up, then drive home, takes me about 2 hours, 20 minutes. A lot of times, especially during the winter when the days are short, they’ll meet me halfway when it’s time for her to go home or sometimes they come here and eat dinner, and I don’t have to make any trip.
This weekend, they came to Joplin on Friday and brought her. Nicole had to work this weekend so Chad offered to meet me halfway yesterday to get her but I knew he needed that time so we drove her all the way home. Chad’s busy getting his garage re-arranged and cleaned out because this jewel is coming to live at his house.
It was my grandpa’s truck and my uncle has had it and he’s giving it to Chad but Chad has to promise him he has inside storage for it so the garage is being cleaned out so they can keep their SUV and Pop’s old pickup in the garage.
Anyway, as Vince and I were driving home after dropping Addie off, we were talking about how long the trip there and back is. I laughed . . it isn’t 10 hours one way! I’ll drive a bit over two hours any day to get to spend a few days with that girl.