We're off to see the country, the wonderful country of US.
OK ok. It's worse than a mixed metaphor, mixed and abused soundtracks. Mea Culpa.
We've been wined and dined by friends and neighbors. Taken our five minute pause to sit in our backyard and get misty as we said goodbye to our house. We've run that nice check to the bank as soon as we walked out of closing. And now we're off for the eight day cross country drive. We're heading north to visit my best friend from high school, then my aunt in Milwaulkee. After that we have no set plan. We'll get as far as we can stand each day and call ahead for dog friendly hotels or campgrounds. The original plan was to visit Badlands/Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. However, we'll have to cut our trip short so Jrex can help receive at the other end. So we dropped Yellowstone from the itinerary since we'd rather fly out for a real vacation rather than wave as we drive by in a rush.
No time to edit sorry if this is a bit choppy!
But I do have time for a slight guilt trip. My wonderful, funny, amazing sister coulda been a guest writer while I was gone, but NO. She's too busy with a toddler, a mostly full-time job, marriage and helping with a homeless shelter. If someone is going to reject my benevolent (begging) invitation you'ld think they should have a better excuse than that, right?
In any case, I'll write if I can, but have no idea what connections are possible in South Dakota. (Jrex insists there are more people in Baltimore City than in that whole state. But I think that's a prejudiced New Yorker talking. Does anyone out there know for sure?)