Monday, October 17, 2011

The Great Move

So, two months ago Jeff, Sally and I moved from Idaho to Ohio.
A couple of weeks before we had two yard sales, sold all our furniture to the guy moving in after us, dropped off at least three loads of stuff to DI, and left several boxes of useful things behind...and still we were stuffed to the brim. But we were able to fit the most important things (including ourselves).

On our way out of town we cashed in on a very important card:

AND then we were off!

We drove all day, and when it got dark we looked for a place to stay...a cheap motel in WY. 
On our way to the room, the manager said we were getting the most comfortable bed in the place. He knew because he said he always takes his afternoon naps there on his cleaning rounds. Classy.

We finally made it to our first site. And it was awesome:

 Naturally we were excited to find the Ohio flag. 

No pets were allowed, so we found a monument for Sally to get to enjoy too.

Our next stop was going to be Omaha, but we were too excited to get home (and/or listen to our books on tape).

So we went straight to the stop after that; Nauvoo. We stayed at a beautiful campground looking out on the Mississippi River. Once across the river we already felt at home. The air was moist, the crickets were chirping away...and it was GREEEEENNNN. AWWW, HOME.

After a decent nights rest, we enjoyed the Nauvoo Historic Site very much, and can't wait to stay longer next year.

 We like oxen.

After a wonderful day, we were on the road one last time. Home was so close we could hardly stand it. We got in late, and crashed in bed. The next couple of days we were busy visiting family. We were greeted with lots of love, green beauty...and lightning bugs.

And then the fun was over:
I feel like we're still unpacking. Despite job searching, deep cleaning, unpacking, and constantly having things that need to get done, it is sooooo sweet to be home.
Home Sweet Home

And now for some pictures of how Sally spent most of the drive.
(She was amazing the whole way!)

 And we lived happily in Ohio.........................
                                                                          ..................................Ohio adventures on the way.