We're here, we made it to Idaho in one piece and I can't begin to tell you just how happy I am at the moment.
It is almost surreal to be back in our old town, to drive the streets and see the same buildings.
The drive was long, oh so very long and though quite uneventful, we did have a few things happen.
The Betta Fish???? Didn't make it. :(
The pugs almost died of heat stroke.
We came across a car that had just rolled into a ditch, out in a long stretch of road in the middle of nowhere Nevada. We stopped to help, so did quite a few other cars and semi-trucks, though many just slowed down to see what was happening and sped off on their way.
I was so scared that it would be a family with children in that car, but thankfully it wasn't, however it WAS a 30 year old male who was pinned in. We were 40 miles from the next town so all that could be done was to keep him warm in the desert heat, wet him down with some water and provide some shade. The worst part is that there's never cellphone reception in that area so most of us couldn't call for help, but someone was able to use a satellite phone to call 911.
We couldn't stay there the whole time while waiting for the ambulance as my car was getting very low on gas and the pugs were dying in the heat, it just wasn't possible to stay and since there were so many others around to help we decided it was best to get on our way.
Literally drove into town on fumes, gas is so expensive and it takes at least 3 full tanks on each vehicle to make the trip. Ugh!
But I can't tell you the joy of seeing the Idaho State Line and leaving behind the brown ugly desert, to be welcomed to farm land covered in the greenest grass you could ever see, lightning in the distance and rain.
We drove through country roads lined with white picket fence houses, red barns, cows and horses.
It's one of those moments when you wish you weren't driving so you could be snapping pictures. I'll definitely have to get back to some of these areas for some good pictures.
Had to get out and stretch our legs which felt so good after almost 12 hours in the car.
First day we drove 7 hours but hubby and I were so exhausted after spending the past 3 days moving and then Thursday into Friday morning we were up until 12am cleaning the house for inspection, then up again at 6am to finish and then on the road without a break.
These kids were SO happy to be back in their home State. It was so cute to see.
And then big sis leaned in closer and the faces started LOL
So she really went in for it and his reaction is priceless LOL
Even saw a wild chicken by Snake River
So, we are now in a motel, spent last night and will spend tonight here and then tomorrow we move into the new house. We're heading to the base here shortly to drive around and see how it looks now and then heading by the new house just to see it.
I'm going to take tons of pictures, of course and then I'll be back later to share them with you :)