My new adventure (job) puts me on the road from time to time. It's great, it gets me out of the office and let me catch up on some reading (via books on CD).
Monday we went to Sioux City, Iowa (about a 2 1/2 hour drive) for some business. On the way back we stopped at this Diary Queen for some dinner before we began our journey home.
I was very proud of myself, I wasn't hungry so I chose to get a drink and visit. After we were done we headed home, it was becoming a long day.
We got back to the office about 7:15 p.m. I reached into the back of the car to retrieve my purse - AND IT WASN'T THERE ! ! ! Yup, it was sitting back in Iowa - I'm sure it was just screaming at me when we pulled out of the parking lot, "Hey, wait....you're leaving with out me ! ! !" Unfortunately it wasn't screaming loud enough.
Once back to the office I had the task of trying to figure out WHICH Diary Queen we had stopped at. I'm sure after I spoke with each one they thought I was a weird, irresponsible lady from who knows where but I have to admit, while they were on the phone with me they were very nice and tried to help as much as possible. After only four calls I found my Dairy Queen, come to find out I wasn't in Sioux City I was in Sergeant Bluffs - that would be why I couldn't find the phone number, I was looking under the wrong city....oops.
I wish I could have seen B's face when I called him and asked if he would like to take a road trip, especially when it was already 7:30 and it was a five hour round trip. Because he is so wonderful - he agreed. God however was on his side, after doing the calculations there was no way we would make it there before they closed - plan B (what is plan B?)
As it ends up Little K's cheer coach took pity on me and excused her from practice Tuesday morning so she could drive her absent minded mom 2 1/2 hours to retrieve her purse.
So, at 6:45 a.m. we started our journey.
This would be Little K's first long drive, on the interstate, through a large city during morning rush hour with a mother that was just say - may a little nervous.
However, as you can see - she has no fears.
She did a great job. In the beginning she was determined to drive the five hour round trip herself, about 30 minutes from our destination she was was looking forward to switching places. She now has a whole new respect for B when he drives.
We didn't travel alone, we took "Point of Grace" and the cast of "Wicked" with us to keep us entertained and of course we took some nourishment.
Awww, we finally arrive, I am soon to be reunited with my purse.
Hello friend, can you ever forgive me?
My purse was a little disgruntled at first. It knows I am not faithful solely to it, there are many purses in my life, but it didn't count and being left behind.
On our way back (ok out of the parking lot) we saw this building - if you can call it a building.
Later on down the interstate we saw this poor unfortunate site, I hope no one was hurt. Look close to the left of the picture, there is a semi on it's side.
With our beverages and sunflower seeds in hand we jammed down the road. What a relief it was to see this:
Little K, the one that was going to drive the five hour round trip fell asleep shortly after seeing that we were back in Nebraska. She was out until I pulled up to the office - over an hour later :)
Thank you Little K for covering for your mom - I love you.
We were very blessed on this journey - both Monday and Tuesday threatened us with storms during travel that never came. We traveled to and from with no incidents, my purse was found and everything intact.
As Forest Gump once said, "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your going to get."
This was a piece of chocolate I would have rather not found :)