This is the last of my series “Moving On”, about our journey from OH to AZ then AZ to OH. You can find previous blog posts under the category “Moving On”.
I never thought when I started writing about our journey that it would end up like it did.
On Tuesday, May 26, the ABF truck was filled with our belongings and ready for pick up. We had the final walk through with the buyer of our home that afternoon. Once we handed over the keys, we left and spent the first night in Flagstaff, AZ.
The second night we stayed in Albuquerque, NM. Third night in Colorado Springs, CO. Fourth night in Salina, KS. Fifth night in Effingham, IL. And the last night, in our new home in Ohio.
It took us approximately 38 hours driving time and was approximately 2300 miles.
Our trip was a good one. We hit some thunderstorms that slowed us down some. In Kansas, we heard reports of possible tornadoes but fortunately did not see any. I did see Dorothy and Toto! We had fun singing along with the radio and playing “name that song”. Lady was comfy in her crate and slept most of the time.
Most of the scenery across country was just undeveloped land. Lots of farm land, mountains and forests. I think I’ve lived in the big city too long because I was mesmerized by the beauty. I’m used to cement. It was nice to see so much undeveloped property. Our favorite place was Colorado Springs and hope to go back to vacation there. It is absolutely beautiful!
We are finally unpacked and settled for the most part. It’s nice to see family more often. John planted a couple of tomato plants, beets and a variety of peppers. Next year we will have a bigger garden and hopefully flowers galore.
So many ask us how it feels to be back. It feels right, like this is where we are suppose to be. The weather has been nice. We enjoy the rain. I hope we don’t have much snow this winter, but if we do, we’ll try not to complain too much. haha
It feels right only because we believe God guided us here. When you are in His will you have peace. We have His peace. Like I said previously, we do not know why He sent us back after our parents passed, but we trust it’s part of His plan for us.
Faith doesn’t have to know. Faith is believing the One who does know.
We will always miss Phoenix. Especially friends and family there. Also, certain restaurants, shopping places, mild winters, many of the “big city” amenities. And that’s ok. The only perfect place is when you are in the will of God. And that’s where I always want to be. I’m very grateful for the time we had in AZ, the experiences while there and the people we met.