Saturday, July 18, 2009

Cincinnati to Kansas City

Today was a travel day for us. The first part was new territory when we drove from Cincinnati to Indianapolis, since we had taken a different route on our trip coming out. The second part from Indy to Kansas City we retraced our path, so it was familiar. We started out at 7 a.m. and Luke and I got into a comfortable routine of switching drivers every one and a half to two hours.

The best part of the day was when we got to Kansas City and met Dan at the airport. He was in California last week and decided to fly to KC instead of Denver on the way home, so he could finish the trip with us. It was a very happy reunion:) The kids were very tired from the day, so they stayed in their room and got room service for supper. Dan and I went out for dinner and had time to catch up . . . or at least get a start at it. I will have to do a post about HIS three weeks, as it was quite eventful.

Tomorrow, we're going to see the Kansas City Royals play the Tampa Rays. We'll probably cruise around a bit and see some of Dan's old stompin' grounds, since he grew up here in KC.

We'll head home on Monday. I can't tell you how good it is to be together again. I'm glad I had the opportunity to do this trip with the kids, for several reasons. One of them is that I've always wanted to do take the challenge and do a cross country trip on my own. I'm so glad for my two companions, as I know I would have been very lonely if I'd really been all on my own. But, I loved doing the planning and being responsible for everything. Now, having done it, I can't wait to take my next trip with Dan. It probably won't be a road trip, because that just isn't his thing, which is one of the reasons he was so agreeable to being left home! But, I missed sharing a lot of the things we saw, things that the kids didn't really appreciate the way he would have. I would see couples together, especially the retired couples, and wish longingly that he were with me.

I've proofread this several times and keep finding mistakes. I'm tired from the long day and tired with relief that if anything happens with the car at this point, I won't have to deal with it alone!


Bill said...

I'm so glad you have been reunited with your other half! This will be a trip you will always remember.

Joanne said...

A Sunday baseball game in mid-July ... doesn't get much better than that. Enjoy!

Jen said...

Yes...a trip with hubby will be nice...Scott doesnt like trips like this either...but Im determined to do one with the family one day.

Country Dreaming said...

Your trip sounds like fun--my husband and I take extended vacations every couple of years. I
grew up in Independence---where is
your husband from? It's fun to read about familiar things on
other people's blogs. Good luck with the laundry as we know it won't do itself!!!