And just like that we said goodbye to beautiful Colorado, packed up camp and headed East! Now this may not sound exciting to you, it certainly wasn’t exciting for Jim… he dreaded the long drive threw nothing but corn fields and the freezing cold weather he was going to have to work in…. but for me I was overjoyed! I’ve never been past Colorado, and I couldn’t wait to see new states regardless of how “boring” some people may see them as, I believe every state has their own special beauty and as always I was determined to find it, plus I can’t wait to have my history books come to life!!
First state Kansas. Jim was right, not much to see… lots of corn fields, windmills and birds… lots birds swarming like bees!
I loved seeing all the farms and the peaceful drive was wonderful… everything was great until the sun went down! Even though the truck said it was 30 degrees outside, I could have sweared it was broken.. the icy winds picked up and after 2mins of standing outside my hands started turning purple!! We pulled of early, about 6pm… We usually stop at truck stops/ rest areas when we do long drives, we’ve never had any problems and it just seems to work well for us. We pop out the rooms and use the generator, I’m not sure that would fly everywhere, but again we’ve never had a problem staying! I’ve really got to hand it to my main man, he was up early out in the freezing wind fixing our trailer wires, we’ve had problems with them pretty often, luckily for me we have Jim, who fixes them every time… and once he was done we were back on the road, dragging a bit because we had already lost an hour… on to Missouri which I missed the sign, sorry about that.
We could definitely tell we weren’t in Kansas any more, we went from flat corn fields to rolling hills and beautiful trees.
As we neared the end of Missouri we hit our first patch of yucky weather… I was ever so grateful it was the only crappy weather we hit and it really didn’t last long, slow and steady got us threw.. along with a whole lot of prayers coming from home and a strong heater in the truck!
The bad weather carried us right on over to our next state…
We weren’t there long, but I caught a picture of this big beautiful cross which was just a reminder that we are protected by his love…
On to Indiana… and my worst sign pic ever… I tried 🤗
Indiana was cold, the ice on the trees was so beautiful though it kinda gave an eerie feeling… which reminded me of a show I use to watch as a kid, lol! Besides the ice, which was beautiful, though kinda scary to drive in Indiana was such a cool state. It definitely made the list of possible places to buy a home, and it’s where we called home for the evening… we got a room of the freeway so we could shower in the am and possibly sleep in a little cause we had lost another hour!
Next up Ohio…
Not sure what we needed to find there, but felt honored to drive threw such an important state. Ohio seemed so perfect, perfect little house, very clean… felt like we were driving threw a movie almost!
Then the surprise state we didn’t know we went threw… and it actually caused an instant of panic thinking we had taken a wrong turn for a second!
We literally drove threw in a matter of mins, but don’t you worry we will have a full blog post on West Virginia soon❤️
My first take was… old and cold. I loved seeing all the old homes and my mind started going crazy, so much history hear it these hills could talk… so much blood ahead here that has formed our country and made it what it is today… I can’t wait to explore!
We dropped the trailer and headed out to see the job site… boy were we lucky our site is amazing, looks much colder than it really was, in fact I think Colorado was colder!!
After checking the job site out we stopped by the gas station to grab something to drink…. couldn’t miss this gem, I know most people’s first thought is “poor thing” but to me this is pretty cool, I was expecting more city, and ended up with nothing but county and country folks… which made me feel at home♥️
They seem to have a lot a bears here, and this was the 5th bear he had seen that day… he took him out before the bear could take out his livestock… and yes he had a tag for it… completely legal ♥️
We decided to hit town for a quick bite to eat before bed and discovered a very tasty little place where mama could end her long drive with a very tasty drink 😜
Then off to bed for our extremely unexpected exciting adventures tomorrow held…. stay tuned❤️