East bound and down, loaded up and truckin’,
We’re gonna do what they say can’t be done.
We’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there.
I’m east bound, just watch ol’ “Bandit” run.
(Lyrics to Jerry Reed song from movie “Smokey and the Bandit)
Well it has been a busy 10 days. We spent our last week in Arizona packing and saying our goodbyes to our family and friends and hitting the road at 4AM! This was the scene for 8 hours from my front windshield. Juan in the U-Haul truck hauling his SUV… Flloyd…the crotchety 32 year old parrot with him and me with the two dachshunds sleeping quietly in a comfy pillow top bed. (Wink wink smiley face)
Juan and I are so excited about this next adventure. As I mentioned before, for me…it is coming home. For Juan…it is seeing a new region with fresh eyes. Which makes it exciting for me, it’s amazing the things I take for granite that he finds so amazing. The scenery and culture, the food and of course the people!
So we landed at 1:00PM and me with a 102 fever (ended up with a horrible sinus and chest infection) we unloaded the truck. Actually Juan felt so sorry for me and unloaded about 85%! The excitement moving out-of-state, doing a complete turnaround in our lives and starting a new adventure!
Paper wrappers flying to the floor as we un-wrapped our things as if it was Christmas, flattening boxes and decorating our home as if it was the first time ever…just a great moment!
So here I sit F-I-N-A-L-L-Y …after a whirlwind turnaround pack up drive 500+ miles, unload and restart our lives. Although exhausting….it is a great feeling.
So what do I do now? I guess Juan and I need to get on part two of this crazy and exciting adventure.