This past Thursday afternoon, my Dad, little brother Riley, and I hit the road and headed to College Station, Texas. As we started the drive, I couldn't help but think we were a little crazy--to and from Texas in 4 days??!?! Well...we did it and it was quite the whirlwind! We went down for a family wedding and had a wonderful time seeing so many members of our extended family, which is now spread across most of the middle of the country, including Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, and Arizona. Getting everyone together is becoming much more difficult than it used to be when we were all kids and living in Minnesota, so when it does work out to see a bunch of the gang (and their growing families) it is so very worth it! And being the frugal people we are...we drove to the occasion! Two days of driving down, a day to enjoy everyone, and two days of driving back! Yikes, does it feel good to be home!
The wedding was beautiful and so much fun! And the drive ended up being pretty good as well. Bringing a bunch of our own food on the road made the drive down so much better. There's nothing quite as great when driving for 10 hours to be able to make up a plate of homemade goodness...yum! That along with several knitting projects, books, audiobooks, good tunes, and entertaining conversations made our 16 hour drives quite manageable. On the way home my brother Tanner and his wife Lindsey caravanned with us and my grandparents joined us in the vehicle as well.
Overall, it was a great trip and a great way to start the month of May!!
Happy May to all of you!