Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Travel Diary of Samuel Peeps - Home Again

Bridger sniffs Samuel curiously.
"Leave it!" ... click ... "Good boy, Bridger!"

The travel diary of Samuel Peeps has come to an end. Samuel is a little worse for wear, was smashed once by my seatbelt while resting in my pocket...and is a bit dried out. He may be dispatched shortly, or be put on the shelf waiting for another adventure.

When we looked out the window of our room at Super 8 this morning, we saw everything covered with snow and ice, and the 25 mph winds were promising a challenging drive. After we packed up our stuff, we went out to get the ice and snow off the car, but had nothing with which to remove it. Kevin made a feeble attempt to use a coat hanger until a woman parked next to us offered us her ice scraper. She asked what people from Wisconsin were doing out without an ice scraper! Kevin told her that he'd just taken two of them out of the car before we had left for Texas. Who would have thought we would have needed them! Turns out the woman was in the Kansas City area with wild ducks that she was taking to a wild bird auction! AND that she was from Chippewa Falls! You come across the strangest things! (not the woman...but the situation).

We left the Kansas City area for home about 9 AM. It was nasty! Blustery, icy, slushy, etc. We saw many cars and a couple semis in the ditches. It wasn't until north of DesMoines that we no longer had to deal with snow. Even there, there were traces of snow in the ditches. How wonderful it was to get home and find no snow at all!!! :-)

Joe, Bridger, and Misty were all on the deck, waiting to greet us! Joe wasn't quite as excited as the dogs were to see us, didn't wag his tail nearly as much or run back and forth like he was crazy. Still, I'm assuming that because he came out to meet us, he was glad to see us back. :-)

True to form, Joe had the house in tiptop shape for our return. It is so nice to leave the house clean, know that there is serious partying going on while we are gone, but still return to the house looking just as I had left it. Joe has this down to a science!

I was so glad to be able to take the dogs on a walk in the field - first walk to the top of the hill since last fall!

Kevin is spooning melted butter onto the popcorn he just popped. :-)

We are so thankful that God brought us through the storm and home again safely!


Angela said...

I'm so glad you made it back safely! :)

Deborah said...

I am so glad you made it home safely too. Thank you Lord. I could tell Bridger was glad to have you home. Samuel looks in good form after all of his travels. What will he do now?
Have a restful day my friend. Talk to you soon. :)

Cranberry Morning said...

I hear that the second wave of snowstorms came through the mid-midwest after we left yesterday morning. I'm so glad we got out of there in time to avoid it!

I hate having you and Gus so far away, Ang, but it is good to be home in Wisconsin. (as long as we don't get more snow!)

Samuel is sleeping in this morning. He'll be available to sign autographs later in the week.

Deborah said...

That is so funny about the autographs. I'll be sure to get mine. Shall I bring a little bitty pen?? :)

Cranberry Morning said...

No need. Samuel always carries extra quill pens with him.


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