It has been two days since we returned the car and said goodbye. Of course the memories are going to last a lifetime but I’m going to journal my feelings here today.
First of all: Thanks
I want to thank all of you who followed this trip across this great land of ours. I know many of you who have been checking back daily are friends or are students from my Financial Peace University class, and quite a few people from my wife’s workplace. You kept me writing – even when we stayed in that worn out old Route 66 Inn with no Wi-fi! Yes, we made it out of there OK.
Where was everyone? It still summer break for many and we were the only ones around for 80% of the trip. Timm is a self-employed mural artist (www.TimmEtters.com) who is having the most profitable year of his life. Dark Knight pulled in $155 million it’s opening weekend and GTA4 sold over $500 million it’s first week so I don’t subscribe to the “recession” agenda the media has been pushing on us. Alright, I will stop here and put it in another post. Sorry, it was just so surprising that we only met a handful of people touring any of the old road. I guess the Interstate really did kill Route 66.
True friends are made of this
A true friend is someone you can get stuck in a car with for days and not kill each other but end up laughing about getting a straw stuck on your lip (ask Timm, it just can not be described in print). Laughter is the best medicine and I feel great!
She made me do it!
Thanks to our wives who made us take this trip when we weren’t convinced it was the time to go. You gave us a wonderful gift. Love you BUNCHES!
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Day #6: Mechanical problems (sort of)