Round Robin! We made a Round Robin!
What a whirlwind this past week has been!
I am dizzy from it!
What? you say….
As many of you know who know me…..we have children scattered hither and yon with none of them in Cape Coral, where we live. ;(
Most people who live in Florida complain of having too many guests, but that is not the case with the Captain and Me!
We love having guests and especially our children, but it has been a desert of late…..with the kids I mean.
Sooooo when our grand daughter gave birth to our new great grandson….The Captain and I decided to fly to Kansas City to begin what turned out to be the most ill-conceived, short-sighted, trip we have ever taken.
Of course it all turned out in the end and begin to come together the closer we got to home.
Because the Captain was flying a tour,…I boarded a plane by myself (in Florida) with the intentions of meeting up together in Kansas City, Missouri.
That didn’t happen!
So, I rented a car in Kansas City and drove the 45 minutes to Leavenworth, Kansas to visit Twin #1 and his family…. who kept looking behind my shoulder for the Captain…who at that point was a no-show.
I told them he would be arriving later.
After my Leavenworth overnight visit with the Twin #1 and his wife and our 3 grand kids, (one is missing from the above pic)….I jumped into the rental car about 10:a.m. and drove the 3 hours to Salina, Kansas to see the other kids and grand kids.
The Captain arrived finally in Kansas City, Missouri (10 hours later), met up with the Leavenworth part of the family at a restaurant for a late, late dinner (9:30 p.m.) and then he jumped into his rental car and drove the 3 hours to Salina, Kansas…arriving at our hotel room about 1:30 a.m.
By now it is Sunday….so we spent the morning with Only Daughter and of course grand daughter and her husband and the brand new great grand son.
We then spent the afternoon with Oldest Son and that side of the family…which included Only Grandson and his intended (getting married in February) and 1st Granddaughter, her husband and their two beautiful Great Grandsons.
Totally confused yet?…
There is more.
The Captain and I are now in TWO rental cars, as the big metropolis of Salina, Kansas does not have an AVIS! (Nearest place to return one car is 90 miles in the opposite direction at Wichita, Kansas)
So on Monday, we are a caravan of two…driving back to Kansas City! 🙂 Plus we made three side trips to visit loved ones laid to rest in two different cemeteries in two different cities… and we also stopped to see my sister and her husband living in Topeka. Kansas.
A whirlwind visit for sure!
Then came the typical Midwest weather….it was at-this-most-inopportune time….for rainy weather to cause plane delays and cancellations in Kansas City.
And yes, you guessed it….the Captain and I ended up on different planes with different destinations. He flew into Ft Myers, Florida…picked up our car that I had parked at the airport and drove the hour and a half to Sarasota, Florida to pick me up.
Luckily, I only had to wait 30 minutes for him to get there as he arrived in Ft. Myers, ahead of my flight to Sarasota.
BUT…the story is not over, altho it does get better.
Two days after arriving home, we drove 3 hours to St. Petersburg, Florida for the Captain’s Alumni festivities, which lasted for about 3 days.
On the 3rd day, after having breakfast with friends in the beautiful, historic Vinoy Hotel (more pics later)… we drove the hour and a half near Orlando, Florida to see Twin #2, his wife and their 3 children.
We spent most of the day with them before driving home to Cape Coral….another 2 and 1/2 hours.
We got to see all the kids, 10 grand kids, and 3 great grand kids in one fell swoop or as I call it…a Round Robin!
AND we are home to stay…for awhile at least!
Next trip will be better planned with longer stays…..which means more rest for me of course! 🙂
Have you, my dear readers, ever had ill-conceived or short-sighted trips…or have your plans gone according to clockwork?
I feel like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz...as I click my little red slippers …(ok…my Royal Blue Flip Flops)… together and say:
“There is no place like home…there is no place like home!”
Have a great week! I am going to take a nap! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz! 😉