Wednesday, May 28, 2008

how it went down

The trip was pretty much as I predicted, but different.
We didn't see any tornadoes, but we did see a lot of tornado damage.  I was surprised.  I've never seen that much damage - or really any - on any of my other trips across.
We went through two towns that were hit hard last year.
We saw a place that was hit just a week or so ago.  Lots of broken trees.  And we saw some flooding as well.
We had one sick kid.  We thought it was just nerves before we left, but more than halfway through the trip we discovered just how real the sick really was.
The van very nearly didn't make it all the way.  The engine light came on and the engine sputtered and coughed.  So we may be in MO to stay.  
We did see a lot of trucks and a lot of those feed lots.  And a lot of COOP silos.  Several turtles, a couple of pheasants, and an armadillo.
It is good to see family and we are planning on having fun any time now.  Some of us have started, but others hit their head really hard today and thus are still a bit grouchy.  I'll get over it.


  1. Oh goodness...I am sorry things aren't going as planned. Hope you are still able to have a good time!

  2. Don't knock your head against the door frame, silly!

  3. Was the Armadillo alive? :) Honestly can say I have never seen a live armadillo.

  4. Glad you made it. Have fun with the relatives!

  5. Mel, it was alive! And my mom says the same thing. She had never seen a live one.
    I think it was the first one I've seen.

    I don't think I've ever seen a live possum. But then, maybe they are just faking.

  6. Glad you made it safely well except for the head banging...


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