They say all good things must end and my trip to Louisiana has come to an end. Chad, Nicole and Addie left this morning. I stayed behind to clean my sister’s house. She doesn’t live at this house but only uses it to stay when she visits her grandkids so it was perfect for us and she was very generous to offer it to us. Nicole had helped clean it before they left so I didn’t have a whole lot to do. My car was already loaded. Chad goes through Westlake and gets on I-10 and then cuts up to Jasper, TX. I avoid interstates like I avoid bridges so I go north from mom’s but still end up in Jasper. I ended up leaving about an hour after Chad and Nicole left. As soon as I got in the car, the radio was saying that you couldn’t get on I-10 to go east or west because of an accident. I called Chad . . they had stopped at McDonald’s so they weren’t to the interstate yet. I gave him directions to get to a back road that would get him on La. 27 and then we’d be going the same direction. We ended up meeting up again in Singer. Chad pulled over and Addie said “What are YOU doing here?” We followed each other into Jasper, TX where I was meeting a friend to get something she had made and then meeting a distant cousin for lunch. My friend hadn’t seen Chad since he was about 3 so they talked a minute, then Chad and Nicole stopped by the bank where my cousin works so she could meet Nicole and Addie and say hi to Chad. Then they went on and I visited with my cousin for a couple of hours and . . back on the road.
It was sad to say goodbye to everyone in Louisiana . . make my long trip across Texas . . across the flooded rivers and streams, through the piney woods of east Texas, and tomorrow I’ll travel on to the dry, cactus and mesquite filled land of central Texas, but it will be nice to be home — sleep in my own bed for the first time in quite a few nights and have dependable internet! Sit in my chair and knit . . but oh, how I will miss little Addie.
I am so thankful for the good roods across Texas . . and for those 75 mph speed limits!
Next time you hear from me, I should be home!