January 2 – Across Oklahoma
We drove I-40 towards home today.
While our route across the panhandle of Texas, Oklahoma, and into Clarksville, Ark. is WAAAAY better than driving north to St. Louis and across Missouri and Kansas, it is still pretty boring compared to where we have been.
The one thing we had going for us was all the bowl games on the radio today… SiriusXM makes road trips so much better.
On a side note, Oklahoma does not believe in either rest areas with restrooms or signs indicating what stuff is at an exit.
January 3 – From Arkansas to Home
I’m sure that every “we’re home” blog entry is about the same…it was a great trip, but we are very glad to be home. This one is no different.
Doesn’t matter how awesome the trip was, by the time you are on the final stretch, you’re ready to be home. We miss the cat, we miss our mattress, we miss our temperpedic pillows, we miss the humidity of the South (true…every part of our body is dry), and of course we miss our friends and family. We don’t necessarily miss work, but we’ll go back tomorrow and enjoy being back to a routine.
Today was a long day of driving. Losing an hour coming back into the Eastern time zone doesn’t help. We saw lots of overflowing rivers and lakes. The Mississippi River looked much different than it did two weeks ago…more like a large lake. And they said on TV this morning it will probably keep rising for a few more days, especially on the south end. We are very glad we missed all the rain!
Overall, it was a great trip. We saw some beautiful scenery, enjoyed some cold temperatures and a white Christmas. We had a lot of quality time together…and still love each other! Next trip? We aren’t sure when or where we will go, but we know there will be a next one. In the meantime, we’ll enjoy all the goodness of home!
Thank you to all who read the blog and follow our crazy adventures! We truly enjoy sharing our experiences and encouraging others to get out and explore just as much as we enjoy exploring ourselves! If you didn’t catch the beginning of the trip, be sure check it out here.