"Look and see, for everyone is coming home!" Isaiah 60:4

Friday, July 29, 2011

We've Arrived! Pt.2

After we saw how late in the day it was, we decided it was best to eat lunch in the car than have to stop somewhere for an hour or so to eat lunch in a park. We were supposed to have been out by Hays by now, so we could be at Dylan's mom's by 4-4:30. This was going to throw a serious time crunch ahead.

So we pressed on and with the aid of the Holy Spirit (evidenced by how enthralled both the kids were by the movie they watched no less than 4 times total!), snacks and naps for both kids, we drove for another 2.5 hours stopping once for bathroom breaks. That's a serious chunk of time when you're traveling with a 2 yo and a 4 yo!

We passed through Fort Riley, KS (<3)

I always get a little jolt of pride when we go through there.

**God Bless Americaaaa, Land that I LOOOOVEEE!!....

Sorry....that's as close as you'll ever get to hearing me sing. Believe me, it's not something you want to hear :D

And we passed by the wind farms. This is always a highlight because the highway runs pretty close to some of those turbines. It's amazing how big they really are. I didn't get any up close pictures of the really big ones.

We stopped again at Bunker Hill, KS as we routinely do to let the kids out and give them a chance to stretch out their poor little legs and fill up on gas.

And look, they're both still happy as can be! PTL!

By the way, did I mention that we've been traveling during the hottest day of the year. Here's a pic of our car thermometer. Of course, this is outside! This isn't nearly the worst we saw. It climbed up to 113F!

After almost another 4 hours, we made it to Dylan's mom's house. And look what we saw when we got here!

Might that be.......RAIN?????? We hadn't seen rain in who knows how long back home, and here we are in the driest part of the state! Rain is considered a blessing for these farmers and ranchers out here. We had no sooner gotten the luggage out of the car before is started raining....HARD. The lights were flickering, the wind was blowing and we were thankful for the new roof that had been put up just a few weeks before!

We took a little walk around the ranch before the rain hit and found a sheep out.

Dylan put the sheep back in with the rest of the herd and then we went to visit one of the guard dogs.

This sweet girl is Glory and she's one of two guard dogs at the ranch. She's such a sweetheart, but at night time she's all business. Her job on the ranch is to guard the sheep from predators (coyotes, hawks, other intruders)

But during the day, she's just one big ol' teddy bear!

We were so glad to be at the house by a reasonable time, despite all the mishaps during the beginning of the trip. We even made it before dinner! It's so good to see some family again!

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