Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Weekend Road Trip

Hi friends ,my goodness but it is a beautiful day here in the bluegrass state. The sun is shining and the temps are really nice and comfortable. 

My nephew had decided to move to Texas about 5 weeks ago and for a while it was fine ,then he became homesick .Friday my hubby and I were working in my craft room ,when my BIL called and asked hubby if he would go to Texas with him to pick up my nephew .Hubby agreed and  a short time later it was decided that hubby and I would make the trip. My BIL is not in the best of health.This was going to be a drive straight there and back trip as my husband had to be home for work on Monday. We googled too find directions and a time line it said that it was a 13 hour trip.Okay no problem we can do that with a break or two planned in the schedule.Boy was the internet wrong!It turned out to be an 18 1/2 hour trip making it  37 hours round trip.We left our home Friday at 6:30 pm and basically did not stop driving until we returned home  on Sunday around noon. Exhausted does not cover how we felt ,LOL! My hubby had to do all the driving ,poor man. My nephew has had it explained that if he should decide to move away again ,that he better pick someplace closer to home .That this aunt and uncle team was not making this a habit.Move that far again and you are on your own.Do you think he bought it ? LOL! 

Here are a few pics that I took while we were driving ,so they are not the best.Texas is a big open place but it is having an extreme drought.I was shocked by how dry things were there. While we were there, my SIL drove up and we did get to have dinner with her.It was a real treat to see her and it made the drive  worth it for hubby to be able to see his sister.

No fair ! My nephew slept most of the way home.Hehehehee!
My hubby and his sister.Sorry about the quality .I was sitting on the sidewalk ,not feeling the best.

While it was an exhausting trip it was fun .It may have been our first time in Texas but it is not the last  .We are planning  on returning when we can have a more leisurely time and take Gretchen.She was in quite a snit when we got home.Have a wonderful week friends.Hugs,Jen


Paula said...

Glad you had a safe trip, Jen! Thanks for "taking us along".

TheCrankyCrow said...

Wowsers....I'd say your nephew is one very lucky fellow to have an auntie and uncle like you and your hubby! That's one heck of a trip!! So glad it went safely and you're back home....Poor lil' Gretchen!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Raymond Homestead said...

Wow...that was an exhausting trip! I'm not a very good traveler when it comes to long distances!

earlene said...

wow glad you made it home safely!
Heck of a lot of driving.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Your nephew is one lucky guy to have such a nice Aunt and Uncle.
Why is it that when your in a car driving for hours that you get so exhausted? We drove 24 hrs straight to Florida ~ I'd never do that again ~ I would rather fly!
Thanks for taking us along on your trip!
Prim Blessings

Kerin said...

Holy Moly.... that IS a long drive!
So glad that you were safe and were able to see family too :)
Hope that this week is a great one for you!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

holy cow what a drive..thats how long it takes us to go to utah..about 16..toooooo long in my opinion..thats why I fly now...lol..my butt cant sit that long nor can my hips for that matter..but glad you got to have dinner with your SIL..hope you have recovered from the trip..;)

Bee Lady said...

Oh my gosh what a long drive in a short time. UGH. My cousin and my Aunt just came up from Texas and they took three days to get here with several stops and two days to get back. I can't imagine doing in a weekend. Glad you made it safely.

Cindy Bee

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi Jen,
Your trip sounded great and thanks for sharing all the wonderful photos.

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Hi Jen, Thanks for stopping by my blog!
WHat adventures you have! :-)

Lori ANn