Trip Start May 05, 2008
29Trip End Mar 01, 2011
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We saw mom pull up in the driveway. She didn't see my truck; she wasn’t expecting it to be there, and it was somewhat hidden between Larry’s work van and the neighbor’s car, and luckily it was raining so hard mom just missed it. She walked into the back door, yelling greetings to Larry and Gunny, and I walked out of the den with my hands on my hips and said, "About time you got home!" She stood there gaping, in shock, for what seemed like forever until she finally flung her purse and things in the air, yelled, “OMG what are you doing here!!” and gave me a huge bear hug. It was worth the horrible drive for her expression.
I also saw Dad, and the two of us, along with Leah, had dinner and went to walk around the Mission Inn. It is a beautiful place, and even moreso at Christmas time….
The drive back home seemed just as long. I wasn’t tired for some reason, and didn’t stop nearly as often as I had before. Needless to say, by the time I actually started getting tired, we were in Gallup, just a couple hours from home and I just wanted to get home. I was a bit grumpy and definitely travel weary, but home called. Even my boys were getting grumpy at being cooped up, but we made it home in good timing.