As we left Oklahoma City, we had planned a leisurely trip thru Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana before arriving back in Toledo. Unfortunately, we found ourselves between several severe weather patterns crossing the plains promising possible tornadoes and grape fruit size hail. It seemed to be the prudent thing to push northeast to Toledo as quickly as possible, so we returned just under two weeks ago.
We have been adjusting to being back in a stick house after nearly six months in the motorhome. During this jaunt, we visited 16 states and stayed in 32 campgrounds, while putting just under 7000 miles on the motorhome. There were many thousands of pictures taken, family and friends visited and new places discovered. It was, overall, a great trip and we are sorry to see it end. The good news is that we hope to be back on the road with our summer adventures within the next few weeks.
We have already taken care of many of the items on the list to get accomplished with the house (still waiting for that perfect buyer) and many of our annual chores. We are looking forward to seeing friends we have not seen in many months. We already got together with our Winnebago and Dutch Clubs for some good food and conversation. We visited our beautiful Botanical Garden which is just coming in to bloom and is a stark change from the desert southwest.
This trip again demonstrated the wonderful things that can be seen and done inside the borders of this great country. There are still so many sites to see and places to go. I can only hope that we and the motorhome will hold up to do it all!