The big spring trip. It’s become a family tradition we all look forward to after our long Midwestern winter.
This year’s route took us more than 2000 miles in 10 days – from Florida, through southern Louisiana, into the heart of Texas, and back home to Iowa.
After collecting R’Velle from the consignment company that cared for her over the winter, we restocked with groceries and our belongings and hit the road, our excitement for the trip ahead overriding the exhaustion of the late night flight the evening before.
That first day our drive from Orlando to I-10 and through the Florida panhandle was long. And, other than a rainbow following a quick afternoon downpour, the view really didn’t change much.
An overnight stop at a campground near Tallahassee allowed me to start unpacking our supplies that had been stored during the winter. Bedding, towels, bins, and blankets had been haphazardly stacked and strewn around the RV and it was making me crazy! I sent Doug and the girls outside – and out of my way so I could work!