So while we were in Connecticut, my aunt and her brother told me to visit their sister when we were in the Cincinnati area. They insisted that she would not only love to have us but we would have a REALLY good time with her. They were right!
When we got there, it was a sweltering 90 degrees, and our generator was no longer working, our fridge had thawed out and we were all very cranky, sweaty, and tired. They had extra space, which meant that Caleb got some much needed space away from us and stayed in the RV by himself while the rest of us slept in comfy beds. Lesa and Pete live on a farm with several animals.
We brushed their horses, threw spears, made juggling balls and learned how to use them, went to the local aquarium (where Lesa taught the girls extra stuff about) which also had a huge shark tank which is lacking at many other aquarium and Zoe’s favorite part! We gave the python a bath, Caleb ran the tractor and learned how to fence, we hunted for fossils, and many other cool things.
By the time the week was over I was, yet again, dreading leaving, so we decided to stay a few extra days and that’s when I finally got the rest I was looking for. I got an oil change and my tires inflated (although now my generator doesn’t work and my refrigerator doesn’t work unless we are connected to electricity – I probably could have gotten these fixed, but…. I didn’t).
So what are my new take-aways from the week? As usual, it was nice to be somewhere and be rooted. It was nice to have another adult in charge. It was good to get to know more people (we’d actually never met them before, but they are very easy to get along with). It was 90 degrees while in Denver it was 50 degrees for the week!
I’ll be honest, it makes me nervous about the rest of the journey. It takes a LOT for me to get recharged these days. After 11 weeks on the road, I’ve grown weary. Weary of traveling, weary of my kids bickering, weary of everything breaking down and costing so much, and weary of cleaning the RV. Some people might say “well you don’t have to do the whole trip, you could stop after the first leg”…. Um, NO that’s going to happen. Although sometimes our family is barely holding it together, sometimes we are actually acting like a family and I’m not ready to see what it would be like to go back to Denver and the life we left where things weren’t so nice (we will, however, be stopping through Denver briefly in mid-October). I’m just going to have to try harder to recharge, although I’m not sure about how to do that.
So you won’t believe it, something HORRIBLE happened to me. I was on a horse named Spirit (taking pics) and I went on the horse for my picture (with no saddle on) so I really wanted to ride the horse and Boom! Ouch! I fell off the horse and now I’m pretty sure I have a bruise.
I stayed at my great aunts sisters house for a week.
We played this magnet game where you have like ten or five magnets and you place it on a mat and if a magnet falls off of the mat or if a magnet connects to another magnet you have to take that magnet off of the mat onto the place where you have the magnet. It honestly is a lot of fun!
I’m literally obsessed with her husbands pancakes he calls me “Pancake Queen”
I played the wii a lot at their house. That had reminded me to play on the wii in the RV.
On September 28th Bear Bear (my dog if you didn’t know that) it was his bday he turned six and his presents he got were a hot dog costume, and two dog toys with squeakers.