Since the last few days has been a whirlwind of activity with the move to the eastern part of the country, this is the first night that I actually have time to sit down and write. How nice it feels to be rested and and somewhat settled.
On Friday of last week, the moving truck showed up at our house around 4:oo pm. As usual, I was interested in getting started on the packing knowing that it was going to take a LONG while to get it all done. That night, my children and I loaded as many of the house items as wee could and then waited for the big Saturday move. It really was helpful t0 have people pop in throughout the day and help pack or move things for me.
The plan was to finish packing on Saturday, then leave late Sunday night after an all church picnic that was planned for another family and us. Not only did we not finish packing that night, but we also spent two more days packing and adding three-fourths of second truck to the moving caravan. After all was finished, we loaded up the van with several snacks (and children) and started our journey across America on Monday night.
The first night we drove from Los Angeles to Amarillo , Texas. All together about it took us about 19 hours. We switched driving roles a few times which gave us resting periods to drive for such a long time. That night, I took the children swimming and then as a family, we went out to eat. They loved it!
The next day, we drove around 5 hours to make it to some friend's house in Tulsa, OK. We stayed, ate dinner, and talked until midnight before we set out on the rode again to get to Ohio. We landed at some close friend's house by the late afternoon.