Our time with family in Missouri has come to a close :( and time to head east toward Mehari back in North Carolina.
It's been 5 months since we've been road nomads.......all the way to Alaska, fishing, and camping, and all the way back. And we thought boat life was hard! I think we'll all be glad to be in our 'most familiar' beds, back on the boat. The boat has been sitting out of the water in a boatyard just north of Beaufort NC, a place called Bock Marine. We're also a bit curious how she's done sitting empty all this time.
|Cousins' farm in Missouri|
|playing in fall leaves|
Some of the highlights from our time in Missouri were Levi and Erik going to John's basketball practice every morning and getting a thorough workout. Of course, all the cousins (12!) had a ball hanging out and riding a mototrcycle, a quad, and feeding chickens, turkeys and a horse. Our kids got a little taste of farm life, doing chores in the early morning.......they managed to survive.
|making sure the hotel beds are *soft enough.|
Erik managed to squeeze in a VW bus show in Springfield, the girls had a shopping day, the 'boys' went to a gun show, and we had a few game marathons, mostly Apples to Apples, and the grownups even managed a date night ;) and the house was not burned to a crisp when we got back.
Now, we've been scootin' along through Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and finally, North Carolina.
|ice cream break in Kentucky|