Sunday, July 18, 2010

Day 1 - Heading out

July 18th, 2010 - Today I woke up at 6:45 AM. It was such a weird feeling to wake up in an empty room with no sunshine coming through the windows, but it matched my mood perfectly. Since we already packed the Uhaul the day before, there really wasn't much to do. Take a shower. Clean the house. Say goodbye. It was bittersweet leaving, but when I was on the road, there was no going back.

The ride to Indy was not all that great. I worked on some schoolwork, and did a little reading. We hit a bad storm when coming out of Indianapolis but we (thankfully) got out of it quickly. We got stuck in traffic for at least an hour, the GPS had us going around in circles, and we were pretty hungry. To add to the stress, we entered Chicago. It was very, very busy and there had to be hundreds of people and cars no matter where you turned. Despite this, the city was beautiful. You didn't see a lot of smog - the skies were blue and Lake Michigan sparkled at the edge. Yet, I learned I am, no doubt, a small town girl.

Out of Chicago, we grabbed a bite to eat and now we are at the hotel. I think I will be heading down to Wisconsin tomorrow.


  1. Lindsey, what a wonderful idea to keep a blog about your move and your new home in Hawaii. I am really looking forward to reading this. You did a fine job writing it too. Eler Beth has a blog; that is one way she works on her creative writing skills in home school. I'm glad the storm didn't get in the way of your journey, and I hope you guys continue to have a safe trip. Love and take care!

    Lori Helms

  2. Well thank you very much! I'm glad you like it! :) I really hope I can keep it updated daily, and I think I will be able to.