|Hard to watch, hard to look away. Hard day for mom!|
Saying goodbye to family and loved ones is never easy. Saying yes to an unknown future can also be a hard thing to do. And that’s exactly what Trinity and I did at 7:30am on Saturday, September 17th, 2016. I hugged and kissed my wife and son goodbye. Trinity hugged and kissed her mom and brother goodbye. Then she and I set out into the unknown. These were not insignificant things. On the flip side though, it was the beginning of an adventure for the whole family!
I will spare you the minutiae and just say that day one was a long day in the saddle. We pulled out of Baker at 7:30am only to swing around the block because I forgot the towing mirrors for the pickup. Whoops! Then, at 7:33am we pulled away from the house again. Then at 7:35am we stopped for gas. Wait, I was summarizing, wasn’t I?
|Room with a View!|
We ended up pulling into our resting spot for the day around 8:00pm (Mountain Standard Time, so really it was 7:00pm local). That’s a long day. It didn’t help that I was fighting a cold (yes, a fully over-exaggerated case of the man-flu if you must know!) so I pulled into our spot in Idaho Falls, made up the beds and hit the sack, just 423 miles into our trip.
|Yep, still at Walmart!|
Day two started out just fine. I got up and made some coffee in the stove top espresso maker (fancy!) and Trin and I scrounged up a quick breakfast from all the goodies that Autumn had packed for us. I opened the curtains to find that most of our overnight neighbors had already hit the road. Just a few slowpokes left to occupy an entire Walmart parking lot. Yep, Trin and I joined the many cheapskates that choose to save a few bucks by parking in the far reaches of a Walmart parking lot because they let you do that for free. Hey, I said it was an adventure, right?
After coffee, breakfast and a (not-so) quick game of SORRY! (I won, in case you were wondering. I was a very close game though!) we hit the road. I will take a moment hear to give a big shout out to a) my wife for packing enough snacks and food to get us through two days with just a cooler and some ice. Did I mention that the trailer had no electricity? and b) my daughter for putting with a sniffling and sniveling day for two long days of travel. She did awesome. The women in my life are saints, all of them.
|I mustache you a question...|
Midafternoon we rolled into Bozeman, Montana, our home for the time being. We pulled into the RV park (a real one this time, not a parking lot) and got a little more settled. Crazy that Trinity would start school the next day!
More to follow!