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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Good morning.
As we head out of Grand Junction this morning, I won't have access to WiFi until we get internet at the house. My android phone and blogger don't seem to get along. So my postings will only be on Facebook. If you can't wait until I return, e-mail me at and I'll friend you on Facebook.  :-)

Friday, August 26, 2016

Day 3

Good afternoon.
It's been a good couple of days. Had a nice room Thursday night in Ogalalla at a Holiday Inn Express.   Today, we made it to Grand junction Colorado. Here's a few pics I took along the way...

Going through the Rockies..
And Glen Canyon...
A good drive with out much construction or any delays.
Tomorrow, Day 4, we should make it to Vegas.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

day one done

Good morning.
We made the first day to Newton Iowa. About 30 miles east of Des Moines. Stayed at a nice best Western. Got a very nice room with my Platinum upgrade. Was an exhausting day. Our 7 1/2 hour trip took just over 8 1/2 hours. Had nearly an hour of stop and go traffic on I-80 east of Joliet. Also several construction zones and heavy rain.
But, we made it safe. Ordered pizza as we were too tired to even go out. I slept nearly 9 hours last night. I think all the anxiety and stress of the last busy week caught up with me.
Today is just a hopefully 7 hr drive to Ogalalla, Ne. just outside of Colorado. Weather is looking good for this segment, and we should both be fresher from the rest. I'm letting Craig sleep in a little after getting him up early most of the last week.
Heard from the guy who's buying Craig's Honda. He's booked a flight for Labor Day. Asked for a copy of the title so he can get insurance on it before he comes out. We'll do that next Monday after we get to Vegas. We should arrive in Vegas Saturday afternoon. Sunday the Hyundai arrives, and then between Monday and Wed. the relo cube arrives. We'll need to get that unloaded. Then the next Monday, the Honda gets picked up. And during all this, we need to get cable and internet. So we'll be busy once we arrive.
So time to get going....

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

the time is now

Good morning.
After a hectic few days, we're ready to hit the road.
The car got picked up on Monday...

The relo cube got delivered and packed Monday....
I didn't think all our 'stuff' was going to fit in this little 'box', but it did with room to spare.  :-)
And picked up on Tuesday afternoon. They will take it back to the main ABF terminal, and put it in a semi heading out west. It should arrive in Vegas in about 6-8 business days. I got a tracking number so I'll be able to go online and monitor it's travel.
We've spent the last 2 nights at a Residence Inn in a very nice 1 bedroom suite, Thanks to an employee discount of a  former customer that works the front desk.
This morning, we'll hit the road on our 4 day trip to Vegas. Our first stop is scheduled for Newton Iowa. Each day is expected to be about 7-7 1/2 hours on the road. A little less than the 10 hour days we did back when we bought the house. But of course, we did that trip in 3 days. That should get us to Vegas Saturday afternoon. Our car is scheduled to arrive on Sunday.
So.....after nearly 3 years of planning, plotting and waiting, The biggest change in my entire life has begun. Retirement, and a cross country move.
I'll try and keep you posted of our progress.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Just about ready

Good morning.
So glad we had a week off after work before the big move! Been packing and getting rid of stuff all week!
Here's what the living room looks like right now in our apt.....

It's been a challenge getting everything packed, but still trying to 'live' here.
But we're in pretty good shape. The relocube is being delivered in the morning, andmovers coming in the afternoon. So we have today and tomorrow morning to finish it up. And we also have a lunch date and dinner date today to fit in. So I'm getting Craig up early today to get things going. We've got someone coming over Monday afternoon for the mattress and Pango chairs and the TV. And one of our apt neighbors is taking Craig's desk. So we have just about everything spoken for that we are not taking with us.
So I better get going!