Nov 28, 2008


Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends and family.

We headed out from the homestead right on schedule Wednesday at 9:00 A.M. The weather was sunny, the temperature was mild, and the company was divine :o)

We made it through the Kokomo Hell Zone without to much trouble (the bypass has become so congested and overgrown, that the new HWY 31 will need to bypass the bypass).

Then we headed West after going through the Indianapolis interchanges. Beth used to live there and she could not believe the amount of growth and ongoing construction. Certainly the slowdown was not evident in Indy. From Indy all the way to Springfield, MO, the traffic was semi-dense, and the drivers were definitely dense LOL. I do not understand how people have forgot the common courtesy of driving on the freeway. I use the cruise control to make sure I do not get in any trouble with our law enforcement brethren, and I cannot tell you how many times people pulled out in front of me, doing 5-10 mph below the speed limit. It made for a long drive, but we made it only 20 minutes latter than we had predicted.

At the five minute latter than predicted time, I turned to Beth and said my Mom is starting to squirm now because we are not there yet. Beth said, I was just thinking the same thing. Sure enough, when we pulled into the driveway, the door was slightly ajar and my Mom was watching for us. It was even worse because she did not know what the truck looked like :o)

She was ecstatic to see us, and we were correct in our assessment, she started getting very antsy when we were not there at the top of the hour.

We had a wonderful family Thanksgiving yesterday, and also got to see my ex-BIL and his girlfriend. They are doing well and are coming over for dinner on Sunday. Today, we foraged for some groceries and are at a wonderful library complex in Springfield. Beth is on the laptop, and I am using my Mom's library card at one of the terminals. My one hour is getting ready to expire, so just want to say that I am thankful for being with me wife and mother for Thanksgiving, that we arrived safely, and that all indications are that our Spotter friends had great Thanksgivings.

Peace to each and every one of you, and thank you for your holiday wishes and blessings.


  1. Glad y'all had a safe trip. Funny hearing about how your Mom was watching for you ..! And it is sweet too!

  2. It's been a great trip so far, with a few days yet to go!


  3. Glad that you and beth had a great Thanksgiving with your family. I hope you made some pictures to share . Helen

  4. I thought it was cute how your mother was standing at the door waiting for you to arrive. 20 minutes late is good time especially since you encountered heavy traffic.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  5. Like I just said to Beth.....missed you guys already!

    Have a safe trip home.

    Hugs, Rose

  6. Your mother will always act like a mother no matter how old you are.....


  7. Glad you both arrived safely and had a great Thanksgiving with your family, mums will always be mums, it's nice though.

    Have a good weekend


  8. Hi Bucko,
    LOL ... it's great to read your entry and Beth's one right after the other, now I really feel like I have the full 360-degree perspective. Enjoy the trip!

  9. Ken, Glad you and Beth had a safe journey and that your Mom got to have you with her for Thanksgiving. Enjoy your weekend.

  10. Happy to hear you had a safe trip and fine time with family and friends. Linda in Washington state

  11. Glad to hear you had a safe trip and that you had a nice Thanksgiving. Have a safe trip home. Linda

  12. Glad you made it safely. Happy Thanksgiving.


  13. glad your trip was safe... and the holiday good

  14. I am glad you and Beth are having a good time. Be safe coming home.
    Hugs, Joyce

  15. Hey Ken, it's funny how well we can know our friends and families. Glad that the time went well and you made it reasonably on-time. I hope the rest of the weekend was great

  16. My parents are the same way...they will call while we are on the way, seeing how much longer til we get there. :) I am glad y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It was nice here too.

  17. Ken:

    I glad to hear things went well and that you are in good company! It does sound like you have somethings to be thankful about. I'm thankful you two made it there OK. Enjoy your trip and rest when you guys return home.

    Blessed Be,


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