We're back home from a flying trip to Texas for the wedding. It was great to see family and to spend time with them. To see friends at the wedding and take a part. The only downside there is that everything moved too quickly.
The part that I do not miss is the drive. I am so glad that is behind us and that we will not be making a substantial drive again for a while. We did both legs straight: 14 hours going, 13.5 coming back. Add in losing an hour yesterday coming back home and we're a family of just plain worn out people.
I've told Jamie I think I'm getting too old for that long in a car. Especially, as I'm not one who gets to sprawl out in the back seat anymore. We were near loaded to the brim both ways, so everyone stayed in their seat. I only got to swap back and forth from driver to passenger seat, and neither really allows one to stretch out at all.
My back can't take it and I'm definitely looking forward to the chiropractor this week.
The next trip back I think we are flying. And then Christmas, I think I've convinced her to break up the return trip at least.
It's funny how we change. I'm one who has made more 4-5 hour trips in the car than I can count. Went home from Austin to Buna a lot. Went from Baylor to Buna a lot. Went from Wills Point to Buna and to Austin. And while those could start wearing on you, I could generally keep up.
I loved long road trips as well. We generally could spread out, just the three kids. Taking turns as to who got the back row all to themselves to lay down and spread out.
I understand now why those were not as fun for Mom and Dad. Driving or just being a passenger in the front seat does not carry near the fascination.
At any rate, we're back home for a while. Next month, family is coming our direction, so we'll look forward to having them here and showing them around.
Posts should pick up a bit more regularly, including one this week about why it is so hard to write in 2020.
Hope you are all having a great start to the week.
As always, thank you for reading.