“Is it possible for home to be a person and not a place?”Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
Today we really have nothing to do but to drive home (five to seven hour drive). Upon arriving home this will mark the first time since April 14th well be back in the state of Minnesota; 34 days on the road. It’s been an amazing journey so far, and I think we have mixed emotions on going back. Of course we want to see our family, but we have been at this long enough that it feels like the new normal. Also, we are now done with most of the western portion of our trip, and we loved it so much, that we are a bit bummed that we won’t be seeing those friends and those places anymore.
This last month has been as challenging as it has been enjoyable. We road trip so often, that I didn’t think that all that time in the car would be a problem. Driving 12 hours to Kansas to see Keke’s grandma usually isn’t followed up by another long trip the next day. We spent two nights in Orlando, three in San Diego, and two in the Bay Area, other than those nights, we were one or less nights in each city. Some cities we drove in for the game, and drove to a new destination after. Point is, that constant moving catches up with you, and we were thankful for a respite.
After some morning pool therapy we eventually packed up and got on the road. We stopped for gas and a quick Panda Express lunch, but for the most part we just hightailed it home. We were able to get back to the family farm in the Cannon Falls, MN area, where we’ll stay a couple of nights. It feels good to see family, and we’ll take full advantage as we’ll be back on the road shortly.