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We Made It!

All right, enough slacking on my part. We left Hopewell Furnace a month ago today and so much has happened since then that it is about time I begin filling you in. So where do I start? Well, I guess it is best to just start from the beginning…

We had a great drive from Pennsylvania to North Dakota. We had originally planned on just driving straight through, but later decided that we would take our time, stopping and enjoying places along the way. One of our favorite places was Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. As a matter of fact, we liked it there so much that we stayed for five days. The kids spent their days building sand castles and swimming in Lake Michigan, and we relaxed in the evenings with a roaring campfire, spooky stories and enough marshmallows to sink a small ship.

Another highlight was being able to visit with my cousin, whom I had not seen since 1992. The kids had a blast playing with her daughter and it was great to just be able to catch up after so many years. We enjoyed a wonderful meal and great conversation. My only hope is that it does not take another 20+ years to do it again.

As an added bonus, we were able to add several new states to our map. We cheered as we entered Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and last but not least, North Dakota. (Sorry Wisconsin! We will fill you in as soon as we can!) Almost two weeks and 2,000 miles after leaving Pennsylvania, we arrived safely in North Dakota.

We pulled onto our RV pad and settled ourselves in. We arrived two weeks before Rob was scheduled to start work, so we had some time to explore and get familiar with the area. That brings me to the next part of our story, but that will have to wait until next time…

12 thoughts on “We Made It!

  1. I wondered where you had got to! So its good to know that you have all arrived safely after an adventurous journey…blooming heck..20 years is a long time I bet there was masses to catch up on. So now having arrived at the appointed place , are we going to settle down to normality again? I doubt it….lots of love to you all

    • Well, I am not sure we ever lived ‘normally,’ but we have no idea what is to come. We know that we have to be here for at lease a year, so we are just taking it one day at a time.

  2. are you near Bismarck? I read the newspaper today and thought of you. Papa’s Pumpkin Patch in Bismarck ND has 30,000 pumpkins and will attract 50,000 visitors! Well, maybe 50,005? πŸ™‚

  3. So many happy memories of the Michigan dunes just north of Muskegon…my grandmother built a beach cottage there in the 40s, and it’s been in the family ever since. My children loved it there and still talk about returning. Wisconsin is a FABULOUS state. Do not miss out! πŸ™‚

  4. So glad you are closer to our neck of the woods! It was so good to see all of you again and look forward to our next visit! Next spring!!! Really love those kitties!!! πŸ™‚

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