WOW WHAT A CRAZY ADVENTURE!
I can't believe that it is over already!
We stopped in so many different and fun places! Ill try to make this a brief overview, but I wish I could have just had you all with us! Lets see... we have to start some where.....for round 2....First was Gallup New Mexico! One of those place that you usually just drive through and wonder why are there so many hotels! Well exactly the same reason we ended up there.... After the Grand Canyon we saw so many pretty places we just had to stop and check out... Like Cliff Dwellers and Lees Ferry... ( both of which I recommend) and then hours of driving without service.... especially when you take the scenic rout... which of course we did.... No Joke HOURS of nothing and no service... Good thing Kyle and all the loving guys in my family made sure my car was all set! Regardless we were dead tired and once we found civilization we had to stop and recuperate!
So we went to Denny's at about 1 am had some deliciously unhealthy food... strawberry fried pancakes with frosting.... I mean what else do you eat at 1 am.
Then the next day while Kyle did some work, I did my own kind of work and went to the pool for a workout!
I love making up exercises in new places with new tools. The water made for some great resistance so after jogging in the pool for 10 mins while talking to my mom..... once she realized I was holding my phone in the water she was a little leery I may drop it, but hey sometimes you just have to multitask... Plus I was missing her and couldn't wait to talk.
My workout: hard kicking keeping my chin above water and alternating with reverse slow bicycles
30 seconds each x 20
after the workout we got ready were off
On to Albuquerque.....
Day 5 we left New Mexico and Headed to Wichita Kansas
We got to be in three states at once which was pretty cool!
TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, and OKLAHOMA
Day 6 we left Wichita and headed for
To see my mom's family!
Seeing my Grandma Rose, Grandpa Don and Aunt Jayne was more amazing then I could ever imagine and one of the best parts of my trip. It was so much fun to hear stories of my Momma when she was a baby and see so much of her in her all of them. I felt so lucky to spend the evening getting to see that even if you don't see your family all the time or even very often you can still be so much like them. Also, who knew some of the quirky things my mom says and does are just because its in her blood.... and oh no.... what does that mean for me! At least I know I will always be able to share a good laugh.... and if Im lucky I will get some of them good cooking skills too! (read with a slight accent) But really! My Grandma and aunt spoiled me by making sure they made some of my favorite veggies and even a carrot pie!
Off to Crown Point Indian
to see Kyle's Family!
We spent the next couple days enjoying some down time. And now I know that it must be something about the Zienins because Wall-e fell in love with Sheri too. While we were there we also squeezed in some runs around the Lake and the sub division Kyle grew up in. For us Californians the best way I can describe a sub division is like a housing track.... I donno the difference... also they don't say THE in front of their highways and freeways.... If it wasn't that the Zienins were so awesome I'm not sure I would understand all the Hoosier stuff.... what is a Hoosier anyway..
When we got to Southern Maryland, Kyle took me to Solomons Island and we explored the new place where we would live! I think it goes without saying, but Ill say it anyway, we were ecstatic to finally be here and to start a whole new adventure!