Sunday, January 5, 2014

Moving Day 1

We had hoped to be on the road by 9:00 a.m. today. However, it turned out we still had about 4 hours of work to do this morning, including final loading and cleaning, so it was almost noon by the time we were ready to pull out.
 My assigned "rig" was the Excursion pulling the Plan B (12-foot) trailer. Did I mention that I've never towed a trailer before in my life? Seems like a 1,000-mile trip over the mountains in January is a good time to learn, dontcha think? Ugh.
 I snapped this picture as we were ready to leave our neighborhood. Our caravan consists of Lyle driving the Penske truck towing the car-carrier with Laura's car on it, Laura driving our VW Jetta with a car-top carrier, and then me in the Excursion with another car-top carried and the cargo trailer. Lyle's co-pilot is Cookie-the-dog, and Rebecca is riding with Laura to keep her awake and entertained.
 The girls took these pictures as we drove through Montana today.
We got to our hotel in Bozeman, Montana about 9:00 p.m. The hotel beds are soft, which is a very good feature in a bed. We are looking forward to a good night's rest.

Tomorrow's destination: Casper, Wyoming.

4 comments:

Farrah said...

And you're off like a herd of turtles! (As my dad would say. ;-)

Rebekah said...

At least you're on the road. I'll keep praying for good roads.

Sheila DelCharco said...

Praying for your trip! What a caravan you must be! Where's the travel trailer?!

pse said...

Thanks for the pictures and updates. Our minds are moving right along with you. Be safe! We are praying for you safety.