My Mother planned to make this trip on her own, as she has many, many times but flooding in Iowa has created a detour right in the CENTER of her route. The new route makes her a little nervous, so the baboos and I are jumping on board for the the trip.
Eighteen marvelous hours with The Onion, her Baboos and her Mother. Instead of traveling through scenic Iowa, we will be heading south to trailblaze across beautiful Nebraska. ZZZZZZZZZ...Then detour further SOUTH - further into the Cornhusker state and then across KANSAS in order to get across the flooded areas..
Who knows, Topeka might be awesome. I have never been there, so...open mind.
|You are HERE|
But you can't go THERE
You gots to go around.
En route, we will stop by a major airport and gather an Aunt who is also coming in. We will see a lot of people who will all think my kids look like someone else. They will also remark on how big I have gotten.
I will bid one of my favorite Uncles a final farewell; I will miss his expressions. I will again suffer the loss of my own father as I watch my cousins say goodbye to theirs.
I will visit Huck's mini mart and possibly get a blue eagle sno-cone for old time's sake. My kids will hopefully catch lightening bugs. We will celebrate the 4th of July in a hometown that isn't ours. My hair will grow exponentially in the humidity. I will hug a lot of people I don't really know.
On the way back, we will be "plus one" my 92 year old Granny Grunt.
After a hiatus, I feel a blog coming on...