Ramblings from a would be writer

A Big Loop…

on December 2, 2014

Towards the end of October Hubby and I went on an adventure.  We set off with our little dog, a tent, an air mattress, and some supplies.  We went north a bit and then straight across Interstate 40.  Each night we stopped, set up our tent (not without a lot of grumbling from yours truly), had a small dinner and went to bed with the sun.  We woke up with the sun, listened for a while and when we were brave enough to move in the early morning cold, we got up.

We did this each night except one, in Tucumcari, NM.  There the campground was on a high plateau overlooking mountains and it was gorgeous.  It was also so windy that we knew a session of putting up a tent would do us in.  So, hubby, being a wise man, opted for a cabin for us.  It was like heaven for me.  Inside, just pulling out our sleeping bags and having something to sit on.  There was a small front porch with a swing and we sat watching the sky and snacking.  It was a piece of heaven for me.

The next night we were in Flagstaff, AZ.  The campground was surrounded by mountains, and it was a lovely place to stop.  Of course, the overnight temperature was in the low 30’s, but we did stay in our tent.  I was a bit leery at first, but we were toasty and warm and it was an adventure.

The adventure paused for a few weeks while we welcomed our Little Miss, born on Halloween.  A little pumpkin at 5 lbs 13 oz..  She had a bunch of black hair and she is sweet.  She was early and arrived three days after we arrived, so we were able to spend some time getting to know her.  She is funny.  She coos but also grunts.  She makes faces and would rival any of the photos of girls with the pouty lips, she has that down already.  She smiles sweetly, yes, mostly from gas, but they are sweet smiles nonetheless.  We stayed for a couple of weeks.  We loved each moment of getting to know her.  Then, with tears (mostly me) we said goodbye and headed home.

On the way home, hubby, again being wise, went to hotels.  We traveled the southern route of Interstate 20.  We had never travelled that way before and saw many wonderful sights.

There will be stories coming from this trip, but, for now, I wanted to get back onto my blog and catch you up.  Thanks for stopping by, I have missed you all.  DAF


10 responses to “A Big Loop…

  1. DJ Mynatt says:

    Wahoo! Welcome back!

    I can’t wait to read more about your adventures!


  2. thank you! I am certain you will hear all about them!

  3. What a great road trip this sounds like. Camping does give a freedom to your travels sometimes lacking in other methods. Pitching up and down wherever and whenever the notion takes. Although hotels are good too. 😉
    Congratulations on another grandbaby. She sounds adorable. I could eat them up in those early days. Just so cute. 🙂

  4. thank you momus. Looking back on the tenting, it was fun, not so much in the moment…

  5. Kari Ann says:

    I love this…and congrats on little miss :]

  6. thank you Kari, are you all set for your first Christmas with your little man?

  7. Kari Ann says:

    We’re so excited about sharing this Christmas with our little one. He brings so much joy and laughter to our little world :]

  8. I am certain he does Kari Ann… so happy for you!

  9. Welcome Back! I am impressed by your sense of adventure and your spunk to actually act on it.

  10. In hindsight, Life, it was a great trip, but we have been home for a couple of weeks now and I am not stiff and sore from setting up camp and tearing it down!

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