Thursday, September 24, 2009

Home again...

We made it home from North Dakota yesterday afternoon.
We had an uneventful road trip there and back.
One way was 620 miles, that we drove in about
nine hours.

I saw a poster once that had a picture of a ND highway
stretching out, as far as you could see, of flat land.
The caption said "Mountain removal project complete".
That about sums up this picture, I think.

Got a picture of the kids at a gas station out stretching
their legs.

Colton trying to sleep.

Yes, that's a barf bag on Caden's head.
We keep those pretty handy.
Thankfully he didn't need them at all on this trip.

Cal's Grandmother's funeral was very well attended.
I'd guess there was over 6o relatives there and
a lot of town's folk too.

Afterwords we took a bunch of family pictures.
This is Cal and his siblings.

(didn't know Cal could clean up so well did ya?)

This is the house we bought in ND about 10 or so years ago.
Never lived in it. Every year we'd say, next year
we'll have our shit together and be able to move there.
Never happened.
We ended up selling it to Cal's Uncle Tom.
Who turned it into Hunter Haven.
Tom and his wife Judy have really fixed the place up
nice, have quite a clientele and are doing well with it.

I sometimes wonder what our life would be like if we
had moved to ND.
Different than it is that's for sure.


I wish we could have stayed longer and spent more
time with all the family, but we had to get back.
And it sure is nice to sleep in my own bed again.
Not to mention my coffee pot!
I could not get a good cup out there!!
It was either liquid mud or weak dishwater.
Aaah, Starbucks house blend how I love you.

P.S. Thanks to Krissy for taking care of all our
animals while we were gone. She did a GREAT job!!


tainterturtles said...

Wow, that's Cal...what a hunk!

Bike Man felt bad for Aunt Krissy because she had to feed your animals in the dark, so he let her use his "special" flashlight!

I'm glad your back safe and sound Kellie.

Aunt Krissy said...

I'm so glad to hear that it was not a puke-a-thon for Caden.
Yes, Cal does clean up very nice.

PAK ART said...

I've never seen Cal before so I cant attest to the cleaning up part but he does look very nice. I love the pic of the mountain removal project. Who would have thought land could be that flat....except those folks before Columbus.