That there’s an RV

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The road trip has begun.

Around noon today we drove an hour west to pick up the RV.   But then our crazy trip to Montana was almost averted. Right before we picked up the RV my dad called and said Montana and North Dakota just had a big blizzard and we didn’t know if we could get through to Montana.  After awhile we decided no blizzard is going to keep us from going. So we got the RV rented and traveled another hour west to my parent’s house.

Here’s the kids and I just before we began our trip.  The kids are just a little excited!

The winds were blowing 30-40 miles an hour and we drove through sleet and ice.  That was lots of fun.  Thankfully my husband is amazing and knows how to do anything, including maneuvering an RV through bad weather.

It’s now just after 10 pm and we’re sitting in the RV waiting for my brother to get off work around 11 pm.  We’ll then leave my parent’s and drive at least 3-4 hours before stopping for a little sleep.  We’re hoping to make it to Glendive, MT around noon tomorrow.  Our voyagers include me, Pat, the kids, my mom and dad, sister, one brother and sister-in-law. In case you’re a little slow at math today that’s nine people.  I’m not sure if I’m more nervous about the weather or all of us packed into an RV.

Thankfully we don’t have to worry about what we’re leaving behind. Princess and Prankster are going to have wild and crazy parties take care of the house and doggies while we are gone.  It’s a huge bummer to not be with them or Prince or Pat’s family on Thanksgiving.  But sometimes ya just gotta pack up the family in an RV and head west.

We haven’t seen our family in Montana for 6 years at least. This is my dad’s family and we are so excited to see them and meet alot of baby cousins we haven’t met yet. And of course they get to meet Angel and Caleb.  Please pray them. My relatives, not Angel and Caleb. Well, you can pray for Angel and Caleb too!

As we wait, Pat is watching clips from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. He thinks cousin Eddie is the bomb. Especially his famous line, “That there’s an RV.”

Can’t wait to see what memories are made in that there RV.   Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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