Monday, June 4, 2012

Day 6

I could hardly wait to get up this morning because we were going to secretly go to the same restaurant that one of my dear friends and her family will be at for breakfast. I haven't seen her in about 3 years and I knew she didn't do the Internet so she wouldn't know that I was going on this road trip. My friend and her family were already sitting down at the table when I walked in... I walked in and asked what she wanted to order. Her face was worth it all. She was so surprised and then we both cried. I have missed her so much, how I wished I could have done that with everyone of my friends along the way! We got to spend a couple of hours together, how fun it was to see her kids and how much they have grown. What a wonderful family, I am blessed to have so many wonderful friends.

Before we got on the road, we found a TRADER JOES....we were so excited, so we filled up our cooler and got some healthy snacks along the way. I love Trader Joes store! Then a quick trip by Jo Ann's so that I could get more yarn to keep crocheting in the car. I will have a ton of things finished by the time I get back to Seattle.

As we drove into Indiana we found a town called Santa Claus... no kidding! I thought I had died and gone to Heaven, you know how much I love Christmas! Every shop had a Santa Claus beside them. We went into The Christmas Shop and now that is a place that I could work, every inch of it was Christmas, from the music, to the all the decorated trees, ornaments of every kind and lights you could imagine! I could have stayed there forever! On our way out of town we saw Rudolf Lane, what a great place to live.

Then we were back in the car for the long haul through St Louis to Missouri, only a couple of stops, one for food and then one to stretch our legs. The clouds were looking pretty scary but luckily we drove out of it. By the time we crossed the St. Louis bridge the sun was setting and actually making it hard for us to see our exit signs, but it was beautiful evening to drive! Good night dear friends, I have to head to the pool!
"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly 
not born until they arrive."  - Anais Nin
 "Memories last forever, never do they die, Friends stick 
together and never really say Goodbye"- Ralph Waldo Emerson

1 comment:

Jean(ie) said...

I know that you made your friend's day by surprising her. have a safe journey home... See you soon!