AFTER an intense 2 days spent packing and loading our truck then peeling out of Chicago Ridge minutes before the new owners arrived
AFTER many tears shed leaving great friends
AFTER taking Hazel to see her first in- the- theatre movie in Salem, “BRAVE”
AFTER dropping kids off with Mema and Papa then reloading our stuff into the Uhaul
AFTER traveling to Port Byron to pick up the rest of our load
AFTER lots of gas stops
(Uhaul definately doesn’t get the mpg’s of the Prius)
AFTER about 20 McD’s sweet teas between the two of us
AFTER 3 nights spent in Super 8 motels (Uhaul customers get 20% discount)
AFTER driving through Illinois, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada
AFTER missing our kids like crazy, but being very thankful Mema and Papa are watching them and that they did not have to make the trek with us and all of the contents of our three bedroom house.
AFTER traveling loooong highways like this
AFTER lots (and I mean LOTS) of quality time together……
AFTER seeing some beautiful sights along the way
AFTER over 2000 miles traveled
(in a 26ft U-Haul truck with trailer and Prius in tow)
We arrived in our new little mountain town, Klamath Falls Oregon
which I didn’t take any pictures of as we were soooooooo busy
(we had 24 hours to find a rental and storage for our stuff as well as explore the area a bit)
More on that to come, but for now just wanted to let you all know we made it, Oregon is beautiful. I am in complete awe, and yes Laura, it so much reminds me of New Zealand, which I LOVE. (so come visit). We did a whirlwind tour of Klamath, met Phillip’s new employer and staff (they were wonderful), toured the area with a realtor and signed papers for an apartment. We are now in Eugene, Oregon cheering on my brother at the Olympic Trials.
He advanced to the semi final round which he will run tonight. Please send prayers and positive thoughts his way! Pray for a clean race!