Thursday, November 5, 2009


We arrived home Wednesday and what a homecoming it was. While we were gone Monique, with the help of Rossmon’s grunt labor and consultative services, had our bedroom refurbished. It is absolutely beautiful. A job we’ve wanted to do for some time. The room is relaxing and peaceful. They did leave us the job of clearing out some junk that we have needed to dump and we’re motivated to do that very soon to maintain the integrity of the peaceful retreat atmosphere. We are so grateful to our kids.

We also received the best hugs from the best huggers on the planet, our grandsons. What a way to come home!

"The Numbers"
*64 Days
*10,450 Miles
*145 Gallons of fuel
*24 Cities where we stopped to visit family and friends - Lancaster, CA; San Diego, CA; Lakeside, CA; Dallas, TX; Lake Charles, LA; Atlanta, GA; Savannah, GA; Oak Island, NC; Fayetteville, NC; Princeton, NC; Huntersville, NC; Norfolk, VA; Woodbridge, VA; Newport, RI; Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Omaha, NE; Kansas City, KS; Bonner Springs, KS; Lenexa, KS; Manhattan, KS; Junction City, KS; Wichita, KS; Liberal, KS; and Albuquerque, NM.
*15 Wal-Mart stores we visited either shopping or parking overnight
*1 almost-major mishap (We inadvertently filled our diesel engine truck with gasoline. Although we were fortunate enough to discover it before turning on the engine, we spent nearly $500 to have the tank emptied and refilled)
***1 of the best 2 months of our lives

"The Best of:"
*Texas has the best roads (hmmm, 2 presidents in 20 years)
*Pilot and Love truck stops are tied for cleanest restrooms.
*California, Texas, and Arizona are tied for the best roadside rest stops.
*Local public libraries provide great internet access – friendly, quiet, comfy, climate controlled, and easy to find.
*Wal-Mart has the best free overnight RV parking. They encourage RVers to park and they have all night security.
*MacDonald’s “senior coffee” is the best cup of coffee for the money and they have the best inexpensive, but unhealthy breakfast.
***We have the best friends and family on the planet.

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