Monday, June 12, 2006

Leaving Arkansas

My time in the South is nearing the end. Today I will begin our travel home. I did do this trip by myself. Me and my two kids. I had a lot of help once I got here. Miss Sue, Mr Phil, their son Doug and there grandson Andrew(11) The kids travel really well; otherwise I would not even attempt it. But we have been traveling solo since DS was born so they are both used to it. This has been our furthest trip and well worth it. While we drove down in one day we are going to take two days to get home. Camping tonight! (SMILE) I am excited about what I will come home to....DS's room is finished! I love my hubby! It is a suprise for the boy so it will be fun seeing his reaction.

A few last things I learned in the south.
1. People down here are real nice.
2. How to talk Southern...it is funny how subconsciencely you do this.
3. Children down here just do not keep their clothes on...in the yard. I don't know what gets into them but next thing you know they are running around in the buck.
4. They know how to cook, they know how to eat and they always make MORE than enough.
5. I have now been to a "dry" county. There is no sale of liqour in Miss Sue's county. This is partly because of the large settling of Southern Baptist. And prohibition.
6.The main roads are 23 miles apart. This is how long it takes by horse to ride in a day, trading post to trading post.
7. Those miles are now endless fields of rice. Some cotton. Some beans...but mainly RICE!

Oh yeah, one last thing...
We awoke to a phone call at 3:30 this morning. Miss Sue's daughter-in-law is in labor. She is going to have her a brand new grand-daughter by the end of the day. She is besides herself with excitement. Not to mention her grandson who is besides himself with excitement over meeting his new baby sister.

So please pray for safe travel and for Miss Sue's daughter-in-law. Talk to you all soon. Much love.

7 comments:

Diane said...

Please drive safely, and hope you have a good, safe journey. :-)

sue b said...

We enjoyed yall"s visit so very much, it was a special treat for us all to have you. Grand Daughter is Bailey Hope Bucey, born at 6:08 pm, June 12, 2006. She was 8.1 lbs, and 20 3/4 in long. Mother and daughter are doing great, and Dad and Andrew are beside themselves with excitement and Love. thank you so much for all the Prayers. See You soon, with our Love Sue b and Phil

Diane said...

Congratulations, New Grandma!! Hope Mom and daughter are doing well. Any chance of a picture being posted here?

Take care,

Diane

Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

hope you had fun. and i'm sorry i couldn't meet you there. this past week and weekend have been so horribly busy. i am glad you had a blast though!

Overwhelmed! said...

I love the south! I lived in Atlanta for a year and really enjoyed the people, architecture, food, and sights!

Have safe travel and I hope all goes well for Miss Sue's daughter-in-law.

learner said...

drive safe talk to you soon

Christy said...

I am praying for your safe trip home!