Thursday afternoon, I knew that it was time for Cole and I to go home. The stress of the past week, from Cole's hectic schedule to Spencer's swallow study, had reduced me to a blubbering sack of nerves and the only way to remedy that was to be in my own home.
Cole and I packed Thursday night and hit the road at 5:00 a.m. on Friday. Thank goodness we looked at the weather before we left on our trip because our usual route that takes us through Flagstaff and Albuquerque, NM was NOT the way to go since Flagstaff was expected to experience their first major snowstorm of the season. Being from Arkansas automatically prevents me from knowing how to drive in snow!
So, south it was as we followed I-10 through Phoenix, down to Las Cruces, NM and up through Ft. Worth to home. Although this route added an additional 200 miles to our trip, it was an easy drive with no traffic. We drove 11 hours on Friday and spent the night in Las Cruces and then another 12 1/2 on Saturday and arrived in Little Rock at 9:15 p.m., just in time to pick up Spencer from the basketball game. ;)
I am happy to report that it was a perfect trip with no hiccups. I did think of turning Cole over to the Border Patrol when they stopped us in Texas to ask if we were American citizens but I thought they would probably give him back. Ha! We sang lots of Christmas songs, played lots of games and, as always, saw interesting sights.
Beautiful rainbow someplace in Arizona.
Beautiful sunset someplace in New Mexico.
Creepy sign in a Texas gas station while walking down the hall to the restrooms.
"Tokyo Massage". Yuck!!!!
We are so, so excited to be home. The dogs keep sniffing our stuff (like they don't know who we are) and the cat is running through the house trying to climb the Christmas Tree. Nice to know things are already back to normal.
"And this is the confidence that we have before him; that whenever we ask anything according to his will, he hears us."
1 John 5:14