Friday, August 13, 2010

Driving Home from Minnesota

We had a fun drive home from our trip to Minnesota. We decided we would drive it all in one day to get home quickly, and most important to save $$. We were only on the trip because Mark was there for work, so the room was free. Anyways, so we started out and the drive was going just fine. We were enjoying our new big van, counting down the many hours to home. The drive is a pretty boring one. We went miles upon miles with out even passing a place to use a restroom! And let me tell you, after being with a certain child in the car for very long, you are really ready to get home. We were only about 4 hours away when suddenly in the middle of the highway, the van dies. DIES. Mark was able to coast over to the side, where we both sit there in shock while the kids begin whining about why we are stopped. This is about 5pm on a Friday night. PRAISE THE LORD, we were just outside of Cedar Rapids, so we were able to call a hotel. I have no idea what we would have done if we were in the middle of those empty stretches. It took about an hour of sitting to get the tow truck there and then to have a BUS come and pick us up, which the hotel had set up for us. So while it was annoying and we were so tired and SO ready to be home, we know that the Lords hand was upon us. Thankfully a garage was able to repair the van by the next morning and we were on our way. I know the kids will NEVER forget this trip for sure!

1 comment:

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

Wow, looks like an interesting trip!! :-/

Nice to catch up on your blog, looks like a fun trip to MN!!! Everyone is getting to big. Have not had a ton of time for blogging so it has been awhile.