Yep. It’s the end of the road for this part of the adventure.
We rolled in early Sunday evening, and we were all SO glad to get off the road. It seemed like the entire drive that day was a battle. I hadn’t been sleeping well, and I think the exhaustion of the last few weeks caught up with me. While we did see a few accidents, we weren’t involved in any ourselves, so it all ended well.
We had torrential rain day 2, which started in Weatherford, Tx, and continued through Ft. Worth and on through Dallas. I forget where we were, but the first oops we came across was a semi that had hyroplaned; jackknifed into the steel girders in the median and was blowing diesel onto the ground. That happened literally right in front of us, and by the time we inched forward to get around it, there was a single state trooper on site and the ambulance was headed to it from the opposite direction. We saw what we thought was the driver out of the rig, but with the ambulance coming, we weren’t sure. We were really glad to have gotten around it before it exploded, though.
Day 2 was our long day at 489 miles. That meant we pulled into a pitch black campground after 9 pm, which made for some cranky site-finding and leveling because we were driving around in the total darkness for a while just trying to find our site. I’ll write-up on the campground later, because it was *beautiful* and I’m so, SO glad we stopped for a day.
I’ve spent the entire day today sorting out internet and trying to get caught up on stuff. One of the more pressing issues is getting registered for homeschooling, which requires a printer (which I don’t have) and a fax (which I also don’t have).
The primary reason for this is the 16 year old. I didn’t get him into driver’s ed before we left because there was a decent chance they wouldn’t honor anything, and we’d have to start all over here anyhow. Plus, it’s only been 3 weeks since we accepted the job, which was not enough time to do anything with anyhow as far as taking the class, etc. In order to get him into driver’s ed here, we have to have him registered for homeschooling. Plus, he wants to get a job soon, but we need to have him on some kind of books here for doing that. *sigh*
So far, we are loving it here. I will say, though- we are hoping the bugs die during the winter, because we are blowing through the anti-itch cream. Hunny starts work tomorrow, and I’m hoping he’ll get his email account all set up and everything so we can get the schooling deal taken care of.
I’ve gotten the mail rearranged so it comes to the campground. In theory. Our mailman drives by us every day, so I’m going to try to stop him tomorrow and see if he can drop our mail off to our site so we don’t have to clutter up the office.
I had planned to unpack my truck today, but it’s been raining off and on, and I figure it’ll give me something to do tomorrow. I am really itching to get unpacked and get running again.
So. There you have it. 1771+ miles; 8 states and 3 time zones. 2 parents, 4 kids, 2 dogs and a cat- living in the RV until the house sells.
Nah. Nothing going on here!