Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May 15: End of Our Vermont Adventure

We are moving on to another adventure; however, our time in Vermont will remain really fond memories for the rest of our lives.  We have left behind a number of good friends, but we will stay in contact with them and hope to have them as visitors in years to come.

 We left Vermont on Thursday, May 3.  The skies were cloudy and the weather was cool.  We drove almost to the western edge of New York before stopping for the night.  As we drove we listened to an audio book and talked about some of our future plans.  It was amazing to leave the mountains and valleys and once again be in the "flatlands".  We both loved the beauty of Vermont, but we are South Dakotans through and through, so we see a great deal of beauty in this land.
On our second day of driving, we made a stop in Ohio because Kevin is going to be joining a shooting group and needed to purchase a specific kind of rifle.  It is one of those things that Kevin and his best friend will truly enjoy doing together.  From there we simply continued on the road listening to an audio book and chatting about our plans for the future.

We needed to pick up my car in Iowa. It had been in storage at our son's for 10 months. Although we were on a tight schedule, we decided to take a day and spend time with our son's family and then headed on to South Dakota. All 5 of our grandchildren live in the same area, but we did not think that we could give each of them enough time so this time we just went to Jon's. Jamie's family is coming for a visit the first weekend in June.

Anna is going to be 2 in July. She is a ball of fire. Loves pretty things, but also loves to be in the thick of things with her brothers. She has really grown and changed a great deal. She is a little charmer.

Bryson and Dean were in constant motion.  We had so much fun hanging out with them.  It is so exciting to see how each of them has developed their own personalities. Just one day of hanging out with them was not enough, but we had to get on the road to deal with all the moving in.  Now that we are living so much closer, we will be able to see them and our other grandchildren much more frequently.  (We will be delighted to spend time with our children and their spouses, too, but we all know grandkids trump everyone else, right?)

The final leg of our trip to South Dakota involved something that I had not done for 10 months.  I drove.  I never did not want to drive Kevin's huge red truck, and since we were in Vermont to be together, he was available to drive whenever we went anywhere.

From this point on, I will be posting on a different blog.  The Vermont adventure is done and the South Dakota one has just begun.  To read more about life on the prairie join  me on my new blog.  Needles, Fabric, Chisels, and Wood....Life is GOOD!     http://needlesfabricchiselsandwoodlifeisgood.blogspot.com/

1 comment:

CATHY said...

Hi, I am trying to locate the pattern for the quilt by Jeana Kimball, Ta Da Ta. I have searched all over, came across a picture you posted of yours. Do you know where I can find this pattern? My name is Cathy. I will check back to see if you have responded.
Thank you.